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What IS News?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 03.02.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

If everyone is a journalist, then whatever they publish is 'news'? Right? I mean, 'what is news?' And who gets to define what 'news' is? The professional journalists were a bit annoyed. Weren't they the pros? Weren't they the ones who are getting paid to 'make the news' or at least to report it?

Isaac Newton's Nutrient Supplements

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The transcribed conversation in The Atlantic, starting with that headline, is rather the opposite of measured, taking the measure of prevailing sentiment, and apparently concluding that prevailing faith in nutrient supplements warranted some additional throttling. If enthusiasm for supplements is the action of concern here, this piece has opted to highlight the opposing reaction.

LOOK: Actors Amber Stevens And Andrew J. West's Cozy Winter Wedding

BRIDES | Posted 02.26.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

Amber Stevens first met Andrew J. West on the set of ABC's Greek in 2008, where they played an onscreen couple.

Small Things Big Wins in Health Care

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When it comes to the recovery of a patient, no matter how small an improvement is, there is still a level of improvement that is taking place. Something as subtle as the blink of an eye can be a monumental milestone because in that split second you are witnessing a speck of light in a world that had the possibility of remaining in complete darkness.

Azizah al-Hibri | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion
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Azizah al-Hibri

American born Muslims, however, understand that in this country, the only real solution to scandal is justice and transparency. We cannot address a wrong by committing another.

What (Some) Women Want

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 02.24.2015 | Women
Rym Tina Ghazal

It probably applies to both genders. I should start by saying this is not a scientific sampling; it's just women I met from different religions and backgrounds. This is what I found from my own interviews:

Is Media the Problem? The Giuliani Story That Never Should Have Been

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.24.2015 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

It used to be that we heard negative speech and attack language only on talk radio the likes of Larry Elder and Rush Limbaugh. Now, that's the steady diet that the media doles out to Americans every day, from all news sources.

Why the Public Loves Leaked Photos

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 02.23.2015 | Technology
Lauren DeLisa

Another week, another leak. Flux is the new norm, and surprise is the new expectation. The latest unveiling has been a double-dose of diva exposure ...

How To Follow The News Without Plunging Into A Bottomless Pit Of Despair

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media

We know anecdotally that too much bad news can leave us feeling drained, stressed and overwhelmed. But there’s also plenty of data detailing the dam...

Social Commerce Moves to Land Grab Phase at Warp Speed

Lee Traupel | Posted 02.19.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

The face of sales is longer mired in the old school approach imprinted in the culture by David Mamet's culture defining "GlenGarry Glen Ross" - a tale of desperate men chasing the American dream, using outdated sales "methods."

Where Public Health Meets Propaganda, You Are Being Played!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

But here's the thing, folks: if you buy into this nonsense, and meaning no disrespect, you are not merely wrong. You are wrong about why you are wrong.

How Snapchat's New Discover Feature Could Revolutionize Mobile News

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 02.13.2015 | Media
Daniel Etcovitch

That's right, the app that was once used primarily for nude photos wants to be a legitimate source for news. Snapchat has negotiated some kind of contract that makes it exactly that: a useful source for easy to consume news content.

Brian Williams's Calculated Gambit

Blayne Davis | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
Blayne Davis

A part of my daily routine has been shattered from the most unlikely of sources - Brian Williams himself. There was a word I habitually associated with the renowned news anchor in his beautifully tailored suits, coiffed hair, and signature therapeutic voice - classy.

Brian Williams Lied to Us, but the World Hasn't Ended, and We Have More Diversity

Richard Fowler | Posted 02.11.2015 | Media
Richard Fowler

While mainstream media laments and prognosticates about their comrade's fall from grace, now is the time for America to see the blessing in disguise: our nation's diversity is starting to be reflected in the news we watch.

Fact Checking Brian Williams

Mike Smith | Posted 02.11.2015 | Media
Mike Smith

Has that been fact checked?

Toward Trustworthy News: 'Lies, Damn Lies, and Viral Content'

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.11.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

My perspective, as usual, is that I'm a news consumer, never told anyone how to fix the news, I just want news I can trust.

Why We're All Frustrated With How News Is Covered, According To Google

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.11.2015 | Media

Type the words "why is the news" into Google and the site's Autocomplete function reveals a widespread frustration among news consumers. The su...

#StopTerrorPorn

Michael Levin | Posted 02.10.2015 | Media
Michael Levin

Why do you have to sink to the level of the lowest slime on earth by airing their debauched videos?

Marissa Roth: The World Through Her Lens

Todd Felderstein | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women
Todd Felderstein

Marissa Roth respected her calling early on. With an artist's sensibility, Marissa turned her talents to the still camera donning the Nikon shortly out of college and entering the heavily male dominated world of photojournalism.

What's Working: All the News That's Fit to Print

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media
Arianna Huffington

In Davos last month we announced "What's Working," a global HuffPost editorial initiative to double down on our coverage of what's working. By shining a light on these stories, we hope that we can scale up these solutions and create a positive contagion. You've heard of copycat crimes. We want What's Working to inspire copycat solutions.

Nannies, Ninnies, Nutrients and Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When the New York Times reported recently that a lot of alleged nutrient supplements are devoid of nutrients and supplements, the scrum was immediately predictable. That much more so because we have seen a recent backlash against our over-hyped reliance on supplements as silver bullets.

Can We Actually Talk About Recovery This Year?

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

So as we move ahead in this new year, let's all resolve to look for the other side of the story when it comes to addiction, and let's be willing to show that our intellectual and emotional capacities for discussing the issue go beyond the bad news.

Content Marketing Best Practices for Business Focused Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 02.05.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Defining great content is no easy matter. To some execs the definition may be similar to Potter Stewart's quote about porn, which was a bit ambiguous:...

Freedom or Death: The Perplexing Case of the Current Greek Debt Crisis

Pablo Freund | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Pablo Freund

Scapegoating the EU for not pardoning or easing terms on debt, accusing minorities of tax fraud and ramping up government expenses are surely not part of the road to resolution.

The New York Times They Are A-Changin' Featuring Snapchat and theSkimm

Sarah Collins | Posted 02.02.2015 | College
Sarah Collins

The second wave of media is here, and it is here to be our cyber public forum. We can read, watch, or listen to news pieces and then comment on and share them in a vocal way, making us all better-informed global citizens who can, in turn, choose to act.