The American dream --- the notion of equal opportunity for all, the chance to pull yourself up by your boot straps and make something of yourself --- is gone.
The print media conundrum remains. Some publications continue to survive, while a few thrive.
It appears that Fethullah Gülen, a U.S.-based Islamic preacher from Turkey who promotes peace and tolerance, and the schools associated with his religious Hizmet movement can't get a break.
From clay tablets to woodblock and magazines, media has evolved with time and technology. Check out this infographic for a quick reflection on our pas...
No matter how Merriam-Webster and other dictionaries define the N-word -- I have never and will never be a n*gg*r -- although I am very proud to be a black person.
Like two punch-drunk fighters in the final rounds of The Thrilla in Manhattan, Newsweek and Time Magazine have been slugging it out for years to determine who as the best news weekly magazine.
As with so much journalism about baby boomers, the Washington Post's front page story, "Why the sharp rise in suicides by boomers?" is not only misleading but built on a flaccid foundation of inaccurate history, bubblegum sociology, and generational stereotyping.
One of the great achievements of the Internet has been the explosion of websites, blogs, etc. dedicated to politics and the news. This very same achievement, however, has paradoxically resulted in the erosion of a common frame of reference for understanding the news.
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Just before Passover, Newsweek/The Daily Beast set off a firestorm when it released its seventh annual list of "America's Top 50 Rabbis." Almost immediately, intense debate erupted.
We noticed it only superficially, at first. We'd spot a story we'd suggested under the byline of a more respected male colleague. Other times, one of us would be asked to rewrite somebody else's sloppy draft -- only to notice how he rose above us on the masthead.
Tackling monster challenges -- where failure is the expected outcome because you lack the credentials to succeed -- can be addicting. It's a win-win situation, like being the underdog in a fight: you're expected to lose, but win and you're a hero.
David Mamet's anger and passion is so intense that if he proclaimed this in a theater you'd be able to see the spittle settling like gentle rain on the patrons in the first few rows of the orchestra. Sadly, intensity is not all we have. It's accompanied by dreadful lack of reporting.
Waiting for the crisis is rarely the best answer. Wisdom foresees danger and opportunity in equal measure. It stops. It digs. And then it acts.
The best way we can, in the long run, support, take care of and honor the troops is to make sure they are among us and not apart from us. Like any true hero, soldiers want to be socialized, not idolized.
Not ones to miss a good tie-in, we're ready to put our proverbial necks on the chopping block and announce this year's "PR Pardons." The list includes companies and individuals we think deserve a second chance in the court of public opinion.