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INFOGRAPHIC: Librarians Take On New Roles In Digital Age

Frankie Rendón | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Frankie Rendón

There is no doubt that technology has had a lasting impact on libraries. Once thought to be going the way of traditional bookstores, libraries have rebounded and are thriving in a technology fueled world.

2014 Book Publishing Industry Predictions -- Increased Competition Between Traditional Publishers and Indie Authors

Mark Coker | Posted 03.09.2014 | Books
Mark Coker

What does 2014 hold in store for ebook authors, publishers and readers? Today I bring you 14 book publishing industry predictions.

Along a River, a While Ago

James Moore | Posted 03.07.2014 | Media
James Moore

The radio station was an unremarkable brick building encircled by palm and fruit trees. My intention was to use the airwaves of a local broadcaster to launch a journalism career after spending too much time as a disc jockey.

First-Ever Guide to Online Media Ethics

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.06.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It started with a tweet by Andrea Gallo, a Louisiana State University (LSU) student announcing the birth of her book. Naturally, curiosity got the b...

Can Captain Phillips Hijack Best Picture at the Oscars?

Tom O'Neil | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
Tom O'Neil

Why, oh, why did Oscar Experts (including me) recently underestimate Captain Phillips? And ... hmmm ... are we doing it again? Can it actually hijack the Best Picture gold?

A Blueprint for a Purposeful Year in 2014

Mike Ghouse | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

You can make your life purposeful, meaningful and enjoyable, and can choose to be the driver of your life or be driven by others. The choice, as well as the excuse, is yours. I pray that we retain the ability to choose what we want in our lives.

Courting Controversy Has Not Only Made Media Redundant, It's Skewed the News

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 03.01.2014 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

What has become clear to the average citizen who wants to stay current but who's spinning from the onslaught is that we can no longer rely on media to curate and guide the news; we have to do it for ourselves.

Millennial-Led News Organization Publishes its 2013 'Impact Images'

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

As the year comes to a close, I wanted to share my most personal impactful images of 2013 -- some never published until now -- and tell the story of the people in them, their participation in Techbook Online's progress and the place we share, together.

The Top Stories Of 2013, According To Moms

Today's Mama | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

A future king was born. A new pope was elected. Children suffered at the hands of guns, chemical weapons and natural disasters. Race divided us--again. A bombing united us--again. Here, the top stories of 2013, according to moms.

Two Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More Engagement on Twitter

Max Stossel | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Max Stossel

It's tough to get noticed on Twitter. There are roughly 9,100 tweets posted every second and your content can be lost in an instant as they pour in. However, Twitter has made a few changes that if used correctly, can make it a little easier to catch a follower's eye.

Blood Donation: Giving the Gift of Life This Holiday Season

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

As a former ICU patient, I experienced this first hand by observing the love and support from my parents, family, friends, and medical team. In my darkest moments in the hospital, they were there to help guide me through, and they did.

On to the Antarctic Plateau (Day 52)

Ben Saunders | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

We woke up at six this morning to a suspiciously dimly-lit tent. Usually the bright glare and heat of the sun is plainly obvious on one side of the tent in the morning, but if it's not then it probably means there's a lot of cloud outside.

My Year in Music

Alex Koenig | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

I left the venue with veins bulging out of my arms; then I immediately head-butted a police officer and robbed an armored truck. Kidding.

Walking More Than 1000km in Antarctica (Video -- Day 50)

Ben Saunders | Posted 02.16.2014 | Technology
Ben Saunders

In 50 days in Antarctica Tarka and I have covered more than 1000km on foot and climbed more than 9,000 feet -- mainly up the Beardmore Glacier. It feels like rather a long way and a bit of a milestone.

Real-time Reporting Gets New Backend With BBG's Relay

Tom Grasty | Posted 02.11.2014 | Media
Tom Grasty

Real-time news reporting is an exciting proposition. It's also a process fraught with problems, both for the journalist and the reader.

First Night on the Beardmore Glacier, Antarctica (Day 39)

Ben Saunders | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

Getting to the top, and seeing what lay on the other side, is a moment I'll remember and treasure for the rest of my life.

A Big Idea Gets Philadelphia's Young People Writing Clearly

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

According to everyone I spoke to, Mighty Writers represents more than just a writing program or a colorful logo, it represents a dream whose time has come.

Where Are All the Young Femme Lesbians? We Are Right Here!

Megan Evans | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Megan Evans

The lack of lesbian role models has always astounded me, especially when compared to the amount of famous gay men that one can easily count on both hands. If I ask my straight female friends to think of a famous femme lesbian, or any lesbian, they are quite simply stumped.

Journalism's Epic Fail

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 02.04.2014 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

There is something disturbing happening at America's news gathering institutions that I believe will cause deep and lasting damage to our country, its economy and its civil defense. And, no. I don't mean all the lying at 60 Minutes over Benghazi.

What Headlines Would Look Like If We Lived in a Mathematically Literate World

Ben Orlin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Media
Ben Orlin

2013-12-04-300HL7.jpg Our World: Still No Scientific Consensus on Global Warming Mathematically Literate World: Still 90 Percent Scientific Consensus on Global Warming

Want to Feel Better, Really Better? Step Away From the News

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 11.20.2013 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Turn off the news. Put down the paper. Click off the internet. Step away from social media. And never, EVER read comments.

Happy Thanksgiving: Allow Me to Remind You That There Is "GOOD" In This World!

Laura Wellington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Laura Wellington

I spied an endearing act of kindness the other day while picking up a few items at a local store. A young boy standing in the check-out line holding a piggy bank received both a gift and a lifelong lesson when the store manager refused to take the little boy's money to pay for the bank.

Health at an Impasse: The Case for Getting Past Collusion

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We could blame it all on the food companies that make the junk food, and the technology companies that keep inventing more ways for us to be sedentary. But as noted, the enemy is both them and us.

100 and Counting

Jim Worth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Jim Worth

It hasn't been 100 days, or 100 years, or even 100 victories. But each one has been a victory even though it's not tied to seasons, or sobriety, or j...

India's Millennial Entrepreneur Wants to Call Philly Home

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

He didn't know what the word entrepreneur was, but that didn't stop him from starting his own puppet show business in sixth grade and grossing a .50 cent profit, which he divided amongst his friends to buy chocolates.