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Wes Welker to the Denver Broncos

Fernando Stepensky | Posted 05.15.2013 | Sports
Fernando Stepensky

When the infamous Adam Schefter tweeted on Wednesday that the Broncos were in "serious talks" with then New England Patriot Wes Welker, and that a decision was "expected today," I immediately thought it was a smoke screen.

RIP Google Reader

Reuters | Sayantani Ghosh | Posted 03.15.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Google Inc said it will shut Google Reader on July 1, citing declining usage for the application that aggregates content served by web fee...

Pope of Culture

The Soup | Posted 05.14.2013 | Comedy
The Soup

An event like this only comes around every few decades, so it's a big news week for the Vatican's biggest -- and only -- gossip rag, Papal Magazine. Check out some of the highlights.

Artist Claims Fashion Duo Misappropriated His Work

ARTINFO | Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Proenza Schouler's Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough have misappropriated John Divola's name and work -- or so claims the Los Angeles-based artist....

The 4.54 Billionth Annual Spring Awards

Tim Mattingly | Posted 05.07.2013 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

Yes, this year's Spring is shaping up to be quite a spectacle, quite a spectacle indeed. It was just confirmed yesterday that Mother Nature will be returning as host, thus marking her 4.54 billionth consecutive turn as Master of Ceremonies.

The Story That Made A News Anchor Lose It

Posted 03.01.2013 | Comedy

People trying to lose weight isn't exactly a laughing matter, but a cat attempting to drop a few pounds? Now, that's funny, and this news anchor would...

A Message of Appreciation to Healthcare Providers

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

The power that healthcare providers have is extraordinary. On a daily basis they are not only caring for the health of their patients, but they are also creating reasons to smile, making living conditions suitable and pleasant, and forming connections with their patients who not only need them, but depend on them.

20-somethings Want No Makeup With Their Journalism

Jesse Aizenstat | Posted 04.29.2013 | Media
Jesse Aizenstat

We can sniff out the phonies of any Fox News panel, and are tired of listening to a bunch of PR-placed "experts" sitting in their overly air-conditioned newsroom, talking about what's happening outside. How do they know?

Vision for the Blind: New Technologies Offer 'Second Sight'

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.29.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Ever since the patient's stroke, she'd been living in impenetrable darkness; tormented by memories of shapes and faces and letters, but powerless to perceive them in the world around her.

Hey, Jon Stewart, Your Roots Are Showing

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.27.2013 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

His forebears have held one of the more eclectic mélange of jobs I've seen, including taxi driver, fruit and vegetable peddler, furrier, shoe store proprietor, and window cleaner.

The Bright Side of Sequesters and Cliffs

Tim Mattingly | Posted 04.27.2013 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

As the threat of the so-called "financial sequester" looms nearer and nearer, we should all try to look on the bright side: We are getting way better at coming up with cool names for financial crises.

What if CNN Could Cover a Plane Crash.... the CNN Way?

MP Nunan | Posted 04.18.2013 | Media
MP Nunan

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My Reflections on the Ironman Triathlon

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

I grew up watching this incredible sport on television every year, and was always fascinated by the athletes who participated. And as the Ironman celebrated 35 years this week, I reflected back on my very first Ironman in 2007.

The Mexican Drug Cartels' Reign of Terror Continues

The 420 Times | Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime
The 420 Times

One facet of the cartel's horrific system is to lie in wait for migrants and then abduct them as they are departing the train on the fringes of Mexico City. Once abducted, the ill-fated individuals are subjected to life threats, physical torture, extortion and some cases even murder.

How a GPS Can Get You in Hot Water

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Gini Graham Scott

We far too much depend on these so-called smart devices that tell us what to do. But they aren't always so smart. So we need to pay attention to our other sources of information that tell us something is wrong with our GPS guidance.

Today's American News Consumer

Maryam Banikarim | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media
Maryam Banikarim

While news consumption is generally ruled by routine, consumers are customizing how and where they get their information based on lifestyle preferences and how much they value the content. We've identified five distinct segments of the American news consumer.

Reflecting on Twitter and Its Implications for Elections and Democracy

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 02.01.2013 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

Clearly there are a lot of questions about Twitter's impact. But how we even define Twitter is as yet unclear. Is Twitter a public sphere, representing citizen voices, or is it simply an extension of political and corporate hegemony?

A Generation of Spoiled Brats?

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 01.28.2013 | Parents
Rym Tina Ghazal

Like three princesses, they sat ready to be served: hair perfectly set, one was in a pink dress, another in a lilac one and the third in a peach colou...

5 Ways to Develop Positive Media Relationships

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.21.2015 | Media
Dorie Clark

As a former journalist, I'm always amazed at the misconceptions some professionals have about the best way to interact with reporters. Sure, they're after a good story -- but (unless you're running for president) they're not bloodsuckers out to humiliate you or extract state secrets.

Why Do We Take So Many Drugs?

The GypsyNesters | Posted 03.22.2013 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

We are taking way too many drugs for dubious or exaggerated ailments. What the drug companies are doing now is promoting drugs for long-term use to essentially healthy people.

Why Publishers Should Hate Apps But Don't (Yet)

Cameron Yuill | Posted 03.14.2013 | Technology
Cameron Yuill

It was beginning to feel like the good old days were coming back. Finally, publishers could stop giving away content for free and start making money again. Certainly they were not going to make that same mistake they had made on the Web.

Al Jazeera English: Too Uncomfortable For U.S. Audiences

Geri Spieler | Posted 03.11.2013 | Media
Geri Spieler

Are we uncomfortable with news that has not been sanitized by our own American-based networks? Is that the reason there is so much pushback to Al Jazeera English on U.S. network TV?

Lead the World By Example: Reauthorize VAWA

Theodore Johnson | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Theodore Johnson

The phrase "war on women" was uttered frequently during the recently concluded election season. But the real war is ensuring they enjoy the same rights as men: to safety, security, and equality, something violence and sexual assault attempts to rob from them.

The NRA Doesn't Care About My Kids (Or Yours)

David Vienna | Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents
David Vienna

Since the NRA's leaders demonstrate an unwillingness to evolve and a disregard of the duty to guide their members through the inevitable political process of measured gun control, they should not be welcome at the discussion.

21 Book Publishing Predictions for 2013: Indie Ebook Authors Take Charge

Mark Coker | Posted 02.22.2013 | Books
Mark Coker

It's that time of year when book people polish their crystal balls and make predictions for the year ahead. I bring you, my dear reader, my epic predictions for 2013.