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Conflict, Ethics and Arab Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.30.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Arab media aren't facing up to their responsibility of not fanning the flames of hate speech and sedition, and should exert more effort to mitigate conflicts they help provoke.

Will Lebanese Papers Become Extinct?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.17.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The ax is falling fast on Lebanese journalists as word of newspapers going fully online or facing shutdown spread this week amid a sea of political, f...

3 Jobs for Journalists to Pursue in the New Newsroom

Sachin Kamdar | Posted 12.18.2015 | Media
Sachin Kamdar

Though technology may be blamed for many of the news industry's problems, it can also be the missing piece to finding a job in the "new" newsroom; online magazines and digital publishers need talented people to develop, distribute, and manage content.

'Webbmedia Group' Tickles Our Fancy With 2016 Trend Report"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Artificial intelligence (AI) for news will become its own trend in 2016, according to a report released this week, although robot-assisted journalism ...

Why People Thrive In Coworking Spaces

Harvard Business Review | Gretchen Spreitzer, Peter Bacevice and Lyndon Garrett | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

There seems to be something special about coworking spaces. As researchers who have, for years, studied how employees thrive, we were surprised to dis...

Review: R.G. Belsky Explores the Heart of Darkness in The Kennedy Connection

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.04.2015 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Belsky's novel is a fascinating character study of disgraced journalist Gil Malloy, on the hunt for a serial killer who may very well be in possession of a long-buried secret that could reveal the rotted, corrupt truth behind the Kennedy assassination.

The Power of Today's Newsroom: No Match for the Buzzfeed Listicle?

Jennifer Risi | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Jennifer Risi

Online stories often have an eternal shelf life that holds no geographical boundaries. The more that traditional media and brands collectively embrace this new normal, the more these challenges will become opportunities for us all.

Newsroom Mantra? "We Should Be in the Relationship Business"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.16.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

We should be in the relationship business, said media guru Jeff Jarvis, suggesting our longstanding mantra that content is king needs revisiting. Cre...

Watching TV Religiously

David S. Simon | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

I'm just wondering, in the spirit of debate, if the golden age of drama television is really a second coming -- or perhaps a third and our holy water ...

The Bittersweet Goodbye To 'The Newsroom'

Posted 03.10.2014 | TV

The end of "The Newsroom" is near. HBO renewed "The Newsroom" for a third and final season, and John Gallagher Jr., who plays Jim in the series, sh...

Existential Journalism Revisited

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here we go again. What is journalism? Who is a journalist? How do you educate journalists? It's an existential question that's becoming more pertinen...

What Journalists and Content Marketers Have in Common

Amanda Fayer | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Amanda Fayer

Not since 1978 has the journalism industry been made up of so few. The reductions in newsroom staff last year brought the industry down another 30 per...

Post Readers to Bezos: Get It Right

Jim Moore | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Jim Moore

From my desk in a downtown office roughly equidistant from the Post and the White House, I felt a silence muffle the capital at 4:41, the very moment I was reading the breaking news of the Graham-to-Bezos handoff.

Post Readers to Bezos: Get It Right

Jim Moore | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Jim Moore

From my desk in a downtown office roughly equidistant from the Post and the White House, I felt a silence muffle the capital at 4:41, the very moment I was reading the breaking news of the Graham-to-Bezos handoff.

Why Aaron Sorkin and The Newsroom Owe Me An Atta-Boy. Suits Anyone?

Tony Potts | Posted 10.05.2013 | TV
Tony Potts

"She opens her mouth, What comes out is a mystery, Thought about Not Understood, She's achin' to be..." Those lyrics are from an occasionally brillia...

How to Engage on Twitter: Four Tips From HBO's Newsroom

Blake Landau | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Blake Landau

Citizen journalism has taken a front seat in the world of breaking news and we're starting to see this explored in the script. Finally, traditional media morphs into more multi-faceted reporting on Newsroom.

Innovative Storytelling, Engagement Reflect Trends in Newsrooms

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.26.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Innovative storytelling, audience engagement, and financial flexibility are key ingredients for newspapers to cope with pressures from competitors, bu...

Sorknado! Time To Play 'The Newsroom' Bingo

Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.11.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

In all sincerity, I've got to thank Aaron Sorkin for supplying me with the opportunity to come up with the "Newsroom" bingo card. Have fun playing!

Build - Geeks at the Geffen!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The very talented Will Frears directed Build, playing at the Geffen Playhouse. This work is billed as being the world premiere and won the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award.

Larry King Talks YouTube Politics, Suspenders, and HBO's Newsroom (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media
Shira Lazar

Iconic radio, television, and now Internet host Larry King enjoyed his first-ever "geek out" in the What's Trending studio, where we talked about his show on Ora TV, upcoming coverage for YouTube's Politics channel, and rapidly evolving Internet pop culture.

The Best Tweets About 'The Newsroom' Finale

Posted 08.26.2012 | TV

The Season 1 finale of "The Newsroom" airs Sunday on HBO, and the show's fans and detractors have lined up on Twitter to express their anticipation. ...

TV And Radio Minority Hiring Up

Posted 08.23.2012 | Media

Minority hiring in TV news and radio increased in 2012, according to a new survey from the Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). T...

Taking On TV Critic Groupthink And TV's Lack Of Bold Sci-Fi

Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.17.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

I'm going to watch the final season of "Fringe." I wasn't really a fan of the overall storyline the Fox show pursued in Season 4; in the end, it didn't ultimately have the emotional resonance or cumulative power of Seasons 2 and 3.

Are Women Their Own Worst Critics?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Have we become so vigilant about how we look that we've lost sight of the fact that we're all in this together?

Aaron Sorkin Dumps 'Newsroom' Writing Staff

Posted 07.19.2012 | TV

The writers' room at "The Newsroom" is going to look very different come Season 2. According to The Daily, creator Aaron Sorkin has reportedly fired t...