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The 'NY Times' Turns to a Cardboard Box to Reboot Journalism

Robin Raskin | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

This weekend my New York Times subscription came with a little something extra -- the Cracker Jack's prize for newsreaders. I was one of the million chosen to receive Google Cardboard (a low-cost virtual reality viewer) with my Sunday paper.

Pay Attention!

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 11.03.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

It is an addiction, this desire to check emails, to watch YouTube, to play Candy Crush (what ever happened to Candy Crush?) that is absolutely overpowering. Resistance is futile. Sorry.

Scents and Sensibilities: A Few Highlights From Pitti Fragranze

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.27.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

The model turned perfumer Annick Goutal, a legend of the scent world, once wrote "perfume is the music of my dream." Perhaps there is no other art that brings us back to a place and time quite like the olfactory art and yet perfume isn't limited to memories alone.

5 Tips for Killing Baby Hitler

Warren Holstein | Posted 10.27.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

New highly secret NSA intelligence-gathering techniques and advanced data analysis of all of your social media timelines has further enabled us to determine that you are the perfect candidate to travel back in time to the late 19th century and kill "Baby" Hitler. Congratulations!

The End of Journalism

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.22.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Today, everyone is a journalist in that everyone reports on what is going on in their world. This is why the job doesn't pay the way it used to. The world is flooded with free information.

Being Transgender in Prison

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Paula called Robert from prison. He didn't recognize the number. She was calling from the detective's office. Crying and inconsolable, she told Robert an inmate "took advantage" of her. Distraught, Robert asked her if she has been raped and she said, "yes," by one of her cellmates.

How to Save Newspapers -- and Make Them Profitable Again

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.07.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

The real value is in the content, not where you saw it. And the newspapers could become the content making machines of journalism for the world -- if only they would embrace what they already are -- content creators, not advertising carriers and sellers.

Scent of a Man: Three Life-Changing Discoveries at Pitti Fragranze

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.14.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

I think hidden within the soul of this cultural blogger, inside the heart of a devoted cinema writer, there has been a fragrance lover hiding all along.

Why Facebook Is Killing YouTube in Video

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.08.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

In the digital world, there is no difference between video and print, between images and text. They are all digital content, simply presented in a different way. Any reporter who carries and iPhone can learn to acquire video while they are reporting in print.

Tragic News -- Millions for Nothing

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 05.15.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Here are two tragic news stories that appeared back to back last week: London Live and Al Jazeera. Both are TV news start ups that had a lot of money behind them -- London Live is London's only local commercial TV news station and it is being funded by the Lebedev family.

Can Newspapers Survive? Here's a Plan

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 05.10.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Suppose we were to aggregate all those newspaper videos into a daily news feed -- license it to networks around the world -- and then split the license feeds amongst the newspapers that contributed? A kind of video syndication. Would that work?

A World Without Newspapers

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.20.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

I am old. I am so old that I still like to start each morning with a printed, paper newspaper at breakfast. I could read the paper online, on my iPad or my phone, but there is something enormously satisfying about the physicality of the paper.

The Glory and the Grandeur of Columbia University's Pulitzer Prizes

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.21.2015 | Media

Being a writer and journalist myself, I've always wondered about winning the Pulitzer Prize. It can change your life, I've intuited correctly. Not anybody can win it. You have to really be on top of your game to win one.

O'Reilly v. New York Times

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.27.2015 | Media
Jeff Danziger

O'Reilly v. New York Times

Book Notes: Gary Hart and Abe Lincoln

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.31.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

To a tsunami of Lincoln lit, please add Todd Brewster's detailed reporting, Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War. This is a seven-hour-and-14-minute audiobook about one president's extraordinary executive action.

On the International Day for Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the world community were serious about honoring its commitments as articulated by the UN secretary general, it would move much faster to declare the state continuing a 47-year occupation a pariah state.

The New York Times, Kim Kardashian and the Information Apocalypse

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.29.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Yes, Kim Kardashian broke the web. But she did something good as well. She woke up a small but emerging community of information consumers who don't want her oiled posterior to be the web we leave for our children.

The NY Times Has Had A Really Bad Year

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Media

2015 is still a few months away, but the folks at the New York Times are probably wishing that they could throw 2014 in the dumpster now, given how ch...

NY Times Announces Huge Staff Cuts

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Media

In a sign of the persistent challenges facing the newspaper industry, the New York Times is planning to make deep cuts in its newsroom staff, executiv...

Ain't I a Woman, New York Times and Vogue?

Ronda Lee | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Ronda Lee

At women's professional groups, I am frustrated by the lack of women of color represented and the sea of sameness among their ranks. I am tired of Vogue magazine and now the New York Times insisting that only a European woman's shape is beautiful.

NY Times' Shonda Rhimes Scandal Gets Worse And Worse

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Media

The scandal surrounding the New York Times' piece on television titan Shonda Rhimes keeps getting worse. The Times' Alessandra Stanley set the Inte...

NY Times Hammers Congress, Obama Over ISIS War

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.12.2014 | Media

The New York Times editorial board sharply criticized President Obama on Friday for attempting to wage a new military campaign in the Middle East with...

Obama Blasts Afghans for Expelling Reporter -- So Why the Continued Pursuit of 'NYT' Reporter James Risen?

Peter Scheer | Posted 10.26.2014 | Media
Peter Scheer

The Justice Department's relentless pursuit of James Risen, and its refusal to recognize a qualified, first amendment-based, testimonial privilege for journalists, are serious mistakes. Now would be a good time for President Obama to correct those mistakes.

Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Farmers

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

Let your children grow up to be farmers. Let them know what it is like to be free from fluorescent lights and laser pointer meetings. Let them challenge themselves to be forever resourceful and endlessly clever.

NY Times Reporter Injured In Iraq Helicopter Crash

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Media

A New York Times reporter was injured in a deadly helicopter crash in Iraq, the paper reported Tuesday. Alissa Rubin, the Times's Paris bureau chie...