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Rachel Sklar

Is the Medium the Message? The Medium is Entertainment: Hollywood and the Medium

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

Is the Medium the Message? 'Freeing Up' the Press

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

Social Media Week: Editors Have Whole New Role

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Palmer

As publishers embrace social media, editors are finding that their own roles are quickly being redefined. This was the topic of the Networked News Gatherers panel in New York.

CBS and Its Homophobic Superbowl Double-Standard

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Ladies in their bras? Bring 'em on! Men in their undies? We can't get enough! Just as long as it's clear that the ladies in their bras are with the men in their undies and vice versa.

Robin Hood Foundation Embraces the Web to Feed NYC's Hungry

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
GroundReport

Over the past two months, a skunkworks team of young internet influencers has met, brainstormed, emailed and twittered -- all in the pursuit of feeding more than 100,000 of the city's hungry.

Jay Leno Would Like You To Know That This Is Not His Fault

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Conan's statement is funny, but principled and resolute, and this will only add to the popular support he's received as this story has unfolded. It will also add to the Leno backlash.

Don't Get Cocky, Twitter

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Even the most loyal users can get turned off by a bad user experience. This is the Internet -- there's always something else waiting in the wings.

Want to Help Others This Thanksgiving? Go Online

Rachel Sterne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachel Sterne

A fascinating experiment in digital philanthropy is brewing at Robin Hood Foundation, a New York City charity that has raised more than $1 billion for poverty-focused nonprofits.

America's Next Huge Pop Stars: Two College Kids Playing On YouTube

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

My new favorite song -- played and replayed umpteen times over the past not even a day is a simple, fabulous acoustic-guitar Lady Gaga medley by Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider.

The Shining: Scariest Hallowe'en Book -- and Movie! -- Ever

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rachel Sklar

The Shining, which I read at 12, taught me to fear hotel room bathtubs, what a topiary was, why you can't forget about the boiler, and the phrase "officious little prick."

Flashback: Jay Leno Announces His Handover to Conan in 2004

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Yesterday, I hearkened back to September 2004 when NBC made the announcement that Conan O'Brien would be replacing Jay Leno as the host of the Tonight Show, five years in the future, in 2009.

Horror Chick: Why Do We Like Scary Movies?

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rachel Sklar

Melissa Lafsky is a friend of mine, but she's always seemed strange to me for one reason: She loves horror movies. Loves them. Thrillers, slashers, cr...

Post-Cronkite Journos: The Battle of Advocates, Narcissists & Sleuths

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Mediaite.com's Power Grid uses an algorithm to determine the top voices in 12 different media categories. Does the feature inspire a narcissistic-type of journalism, with people trying to game the system?

Jason Linkins

It's An Eat The Press Canada Day (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hmm. It's July 1st! Somewhere, out in the recesses of memory, a strange, clarion call is sounding, reminding me of a hallowed Eat The Press traditio...

TwitNotes from #PDF09

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Kuhn

Over 1,000 people descended upon the annual Personal Democracy Forum earlier this week. Here are some of my notes -- taken on Twitter, of course -- from the two day conference.

Eat the (New) Press: Breakfast at Balthazar's

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sharon Waxman

It was 9:30, and the vibe was laid-back-about-to-inherit-the-power-from-those-big-money media-moguls-uptown-we-can-wait-a-month.

Jason Linkins

Sanjay Gupta Problem: Paul Krugman

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lest you think the appointment of dreamboat doctor Sanjay Gupta as Surgeon General was going to be all peaches and cream, direct your attention today ...

How New York Media Grinches Taught Me the True Meaning of Chanukah

Steven I. Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steven I. Weiss

Despite the fact that many media personalities are bright and funny and fascinating and love being Jewish, so many of them have the distinct feeling that Judaism doesn't want them.

Save The Books! Famous People (and Others) Tell You What Books To Buy

Glynnis MacNicol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glynnis MacNicol

I reached out to a few well-known types (Fred Armisen, Brian Williams, Arianna, to name a few) who were generous enough to offer their holiday book recommendations. Let the recommending begin!

Abrams Research: Dan Abrams Launches Media Strategy Firm

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Wall Street Journal reports Wednesday that Dan Abrams, former MSNBC general manager and host of the 9PM hour, has launched a media strategy firm, ...

Sarah Palin Declares War On Vloggers! (It's Only A Matter Of Time)

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What did your trusty crew from your favorite Vlog Even Though We Hate The Word Vlog show think of Sarah Palin's speech? (Well, this, but that's in wri...

Your Evening Vlog, Brought To You By Our Sponsor, The CNN Grill

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here is the latest installment of the Morning Vlog Except We Hate The Word Vlog, captured in the falling light of dusk before the glowing neon of the ...

Vlogging For Gustav: How You Can Help

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Glynnis-Ana-Rachel early-morning vlog show is back, this time fully-clothed and well-fed after the Politico breakfast, which was well-tweeted here...

What Do Cupcakes Have To Do With The DNC? Thank Goodness, This Vlog Will Explain That

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hello from Denver, where we missed yesterday's Morning Vlog Even Though We Hate The Word 'Vlog,' because a certain someone was out partying with a lam...

This Vlog Is Like A Fortune Cookie, Just Add The Words "In Bed"

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hello, world! Here is our second installment of Glynnis, Ana and Rachel's DNC Vlog Except That We Hate The Word Vlog, And This Morning Thought It Woul...