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Why a NYT Editor Left Her Job to Start the News Site Kicker

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.30.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Kicker is a news website that helps you get up to speed easily by making news digestible, engaging, and actionable. They're one of the women-led star...

7 Publicity Rules Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 07.24.2015 | Media
Robert J. Szczerba

What if you invented a revolutionary product that replaced narcotics to alleviate pain, but you fumbled the public relations (PR) effort and your news got lost in the media echo chamber?

Maria Hinojosa On Why She Felt 'Invisible' Growing Up Latina In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.24.2015 | Latino Voices

Latinos lack serious representation in the mainstream media, and there is data that proves it. But no survey or report can articul...

Drinking Well: Gin

Rozanne Gold | Posted 07.23.2015 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

When life presents us with an excess of lemons, we know it's time to make lemonade. A more pressing question is what to do when confronted with a m...

California Bridge Passed Inspection Before Collapsing In Flash Flood

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green

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Is "Sleep Swimming" Endangering the Lives of Whales?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Van Winkle's

Is the way whales "sleep" putting their lives at risk? It's possible, according to the Daily Mail. Apparently, there's a growing trend of tired whale...

What Was It Like to Testify Against Nazi War Criminal Oskar Groening?

Quora | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Quora

Originally I was supposed to testify in the trial of Oskar Groening after a whole list of people, but somehow they called on me to be first. That court was pretty disorganized so I decided that as soon as I got the opportunity to speak, I would do it.

Charleston, South Carolina Outpaces the Nation in Tech Growth

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Lisa Chau

In April, I was invited to speak in Charleston's third annual DIG SOUTH -- the Southeast's first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy with over 200 presenters from companies such as Google, Instagram, Twitter, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, and Inc.

Kickstarting the Sunday Comics

Tom Falco | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Falco

There is something new coming from Marc Goldner and Rachel Korsen, it's called "The Sunday Comics Are Back." It's an actual newspaper printed with over 200 pages with work by over 200 cartoonists.

Idea-gen.com Exclusive Interview -- World Police and Fire Games

George Sifakis | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
George Sifakis

This really is an extremely exciting and unique opportunity for Fairfax County to host the 2015 World Police & Fire Games. For those who don't know about the games, I think they had their genesis in about 1967 or so with the California Police Games.

Selling Souls for the Price of a Paper

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

The print media's comfort with perpetuating the false, mutually exclusive dichotomy of LGBT and Christian is distinctly not journalism. Making choices that sell newspapers, but at the cost of human dignity, are not journalistic choices. It is the disgusting devaluation of human beings for the price of a paper.

Confederate Land Art: The Apotheosis of Racist Iconography

Paul Gunther | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Paul Gunther

As South Carolina's Capitol grounds and other jurisdictions decide the fate of their most prominent emblems of past oppression and contemporary reaction, Stone Mountain guarantees that at least one Confederate icon will loom over the South's largest city for as long into the future as mankind can foresee.

Yi Zhou: Body Memory (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.07.2015 | Style
Crane.tv

Fingers, noses, lips, ears, breasts and even belly buttons are covered with resin and then plaster bandages to create unconventional, quirky jewellery pieces and accessories.

A Glass Half Full of Hope

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Trisha de Borchgrave

A recent two-page spread in the International New York Times Review section exhumed an inkling of belief that humankind is on the right track. Op-ed...

Egypt Enforces Tough Media Restrictions

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.06.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

One can't blame journalists in Egypt for being confused about what they can (and can't) cover and what language to use in their reports, given the widening chasm between authorities and countless news organizations.

What Was It Like to Be at the Supreme Court When the Marriage Equality Judgement Was Announced?

Quora | Posted 07.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Quora

I arrived at the Supreme Court building at about 9:25 and waded directly into the crowd. It was a big crowd. We're talking hundreds and hundreds of people. The mood was very festive. Many people had brought their kids and even their little dogs.

Eating Well in Asheville

Rozanne Gold | Posted 06.30.2015 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

Asheville is a lovely town in North Carolina where hipsters meet farmers, artists meet artisans, street food meets street people, and where adventurous restaurants lure masses of hungry tourists.

Facebook Is Experimenting With How You Read The News

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology

If you’re a politics wonk sick of reading about the NBA, or a sports fan sick of reading about Congress, Facebook is here to help out. The social...

When the Newspaper Editor Condones Plagiarism

Tom Falco | Posted 06.29.2015 | Media
Tom Falco

A crowdsourced site caught my eye. It's about a cartoonist with the Montgomery County Sentinel in Maryland who has been stealing other cartoonists' work. The name of the cartoonist, William Charles, is obviously made-up, and many feel that the editor of the newspaper himself, Brian Karem, is doing the dirty work.

Whole Foods Overcharging Customers

Tom Falco | Posted 06.24.2015 | Comedy
Tom Falco

Was it any secret that Whole Foods overcharges their customers?

Sarah Palin Dropped From Fox News

Tom Falco | Posted 06.24.2015 | Comedy
Tom Falco

Well, now she's free to run for president again.

When News Stories Collide

Tom Falco | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Tom Falco

Today's news collides -- Gov. Nikki Haley declares that the confederate flag should be removed from South Carolina's State House and the two escaped prisoners in New York had help escaping using tools that were smuggled into them hidden in frozen hamburger meat!

Rachel Dolezal and Brian Williams

Mike Smith | Posted 06.22.2015 | Media
Mike Smith

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Sugar and Sweets

Rozanne Gold | Posted 06.22.2015 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

Bravo to the book's editors for not sugar-coating the more painful aspects of its past.

'If It Succeeds, It Leads': Why the News Is Changing for Good

Seán Dagan Wood | Posted 06.24.2015 | Media
Seán Dagan Wood

Positive and constructive approaches offer a way to strengthen journalism, at a time when more than ever, we need a way of looking at the world that sparks the potential in us all.