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Funding Nonprofit Journalism? Be Transparent And Do No Harm

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.12.2016 | Media
Craig Newmark

The American Press Institute, who support a vibrant and democratic free press, recently released some really good work on the ethics of funding of nonprofit journalism, with specific recommendations to come.

No Excuses! Why And How Writers Should Embrace Twitter

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 02.10.2016 | Arts
Paul Anthony Jones

"You should get on Twitter, I think you'd like it." Or so said a friend of mine while we were catching up in our local, four years ago. Frankly, I was...

10 Principles for a Better Food Future

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Alessandro Demaio

In time for World Food Day today, the Norwegian-based multi-stakeholder initiative EAT has launched a new publication on the future of food. Entitled ...

A Watchman Sets a Mockingbird Free

Michelle Blair Wilker | Posted 08.03.2016 | Books
Michelle Blair Wilker

With the recent discovery and publication of Go Set a Watchman we are faced with disillusionment of our first fictional love, but we have earned clues into the writing process of a literary genius and opened up a much-needed dialogue about literature and race relations.

Broaden Your Writing Horizons to Improve Your Skills

Steven Petite | Posted 05.09.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

Quite often, and probably far too often, aspiring-writers and writers alike, follow the mantra of "write what you know." There are multiple things wrong with that sentence.

The Warm Embrace From the Club I'll Never Belong To

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 02.08.2015 | Books
Justine Brooks Froelker

I am practicing my patience, some days with gritted teeth and total white knuckles, but I am actively practicing it trying to relax in the hammock (I ...

Gaza in Social Media Images Speaks Volumes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.29.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The images from and about Gaza disseminated through social media are striking, searing, poignant and loaded with messages, proving, yet again, that a ...

These Are The 10 Best Booze Ads Of All Time: Print Edition

Liquor.com | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

We like to think we have very specific booze-buying standards. But we're also suckers for a good advertisement.

Research Funding: When Is the Money Dirty?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

All research starts with biased funders and researchers -- because in the absence of such bias, it would be research no one would bother doing. I don't think anyone runs studies in the absence of hopes and preferences pertaining to the outcomes.

The Hybrid Humanities in an Age of Public Scholarship

Christine Henseler | Posted 06.25.2014 | College
Christine Henseler

The opportunities and challenges afforded by technologies demand that both scholars and publics rethink and rearticulate who they are and how they relate to each other. For starters, academics working in the humanities must break down the divisionary descriptors between the traditional humanities scholar and those who identify as public scholars.

Discovering Inspiration in a Trunk Full of Letters

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.08.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Every letter we write starts a connection, creates a history, lays the first stones of a bridge, extends a hand. And who knows what inspiration may spring from the letters we write?

Set Goals, Not Resolutions: First Year in Print

Steven Petite | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

Set goals, not resolutions. Writing is hard, and writing in hopes for any amount of success is a crazy thing to believe in. But crazy things happen all the time, right?

Access to Scientific Literature: What to Do When Your Goose Stops Laying Golden Eggs

A. Townsend Peterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
A. Townsend Peterson

After years of being held at the mercy of commercial publishing interests, scientists are beginning to wake up and take steps to recoup the rights to their own work.

Trustworthy Journalism in a Fact-checking-free World

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media
Craig Newmark

Our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful to account. In return, we buy the products of news outlets, and give news professionals certain protections, like the U.S. First Amendment and shield laws.

Beauty and the Feast: When Print Meets Digital

Joe Hyrkin | Posted 06.12.2013 | Media
Joe Hyrkin

When an interest becomes a passion, you want to know more about it, seek out new information, share your knowledge and passion with others and find a ...

What Is the Difference Between Good Editors and Good Writers?

Quora | Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Barry Hampe, Published Author, currently working on an eBook, How to Write Almost Anything for Almost ...

Why Printed Matter Matters

Posted 04.21.2012 | Arts

With the ever-growing craze of digital media, most people spend more time reading a screen than they do reading a page. (Hey, we get it; we are an onl...

For the Love of Writing -- Not Publication

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

Why are we all in such a rush to be published? It's a question I ask myself a lot. Are we spilling out words like joyless automatons, publication, publication, publication the only thought in our heads?

Why Change, Not The iPad, Will Save the Magazine

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Interactivity of the multimedia content is a key element. Without this crucial ingredient survivability of print companies is questionable.

Bringing Sexy Back to Self-Publishing

Jonathan Fields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jonathan Fields

Most self-published books are, well, um, not good. That doesn't mean they shouldn't be written, though. If you're drawn to write and you love the process, go ahead and write.