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Agents of Change: 5 Remarkable Individuals You Need To Know

Greg Archer | Posted 03.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

They walk among us--those agents of change--but sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are, especially in an era where the media remain...

Are You Subscribed to the 14 Best Podcasts About Money?

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.20.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

According to an Edison Research study, the percentage of total podcast users grew 163 percent between 2006 and 2012; in 2014, there was a 25 percent uptick in Americans age 12 and up who had listened to a podcast in the last month, totaling 39 million Americans.

Why I Feel More Gen X Than Baby Boomer

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Hold on to your hats, Traditionalists and Baby Boomers: Generation X is 50 years old.

Legislative Challenges to the Audiovisual Media in Jordan

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.13.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Jordan TV, like most Arab public broadcasters, is treated more like a government mouthpiece than a public service broadcaster.

The Basement

Billy Small | Posted 03.12.2015 | Entertainment
Billy Small

Admittedly, the year I spent in Santa Barbara wasn't terribly fruitful. I went into my 5th year of higher education already frustratingly bored with ...

Agents of Change: 5 Inspiring Souls Worthy of Our Attention Right Now

Greg Archer | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Greg Archer

They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five stand-outs creating significant sea changes.

The Anthony Cumia Interview: On Becoming a Media Mogul, and the Surprising Person Who Inspired Him

Lynda Bekore | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment
Lynda Bekore

Who is Anthony Cumia? If your answer was simply "fired co-host of The Opie and Anthony Show," you'd be living in the dark ages.

Adjusting the Frequency: Women Take to the Airwaves

UN Women | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact
UN Women

. The discussion revolves around key questions: how has the women's causes changed; are women accessing decision-making roles; are they more equal today?

Obama To Appear On Indian Prime Minister's Radio Show

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2015 | Media

NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The leaders of the world's largest democracies will next week take to India's radio airwaves, the main source of news ...

Visa Denied, Alaska Radio Reporter Ordered to Leave the Country

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The day before Christmas Eve, the news director of the KSRM Radio Group on the Kenai Peninsula received a letter in the mail stating she needed to leave the country. Three days later, the station's news was delivered with an Australian accent for what could have been the last time.

2015 in Music: Bright Young Stars Revitalizing Traditional Form of Mexican Music

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Del Records recording artists Regulo Caro and Luis Coronel are putting regional Mexican music on the U.S. map.

Resolving to Listen to Ourselves in 2015

Josh Sabarra | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

I will no longer be so easily influenced by the "experts" who flood the media with the answers to everything. I will cut through the noise and rely more on my own thoughts than the ocean of other opinions that surround me.

Radio Station Raided By Azerbaijan Police

AP | Posted 02.25.2015 | Media

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A U.S. federal agency on Friday strongly condemned the raid and closure of the offices of a U.S.-funded radio station in Aze...

"Christmas Letter 2014"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.09.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), ...

Serial: Why Is It So Popular?

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.26.2015 | Media
Khanh Ho

That's how Serial is supposed to get you: The feeling of true waiting -- something that is lost in our digital culture where all things are instantaneously present simultaneously -- is a novel sensation. Pardon the pun.

Podcasts Are Basically The New TV, So Get Ready To Binge Listen

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment

Remember podcasts? Made popular with a lot of help from the first iPod, they allowed us all the novelty of listening to a radio show without fear of g...

Advocacy Talk

Ralph Nader | Posted 01.10.2015 | Media
Ralph Nader

America has a media problem. There are very few serious, compelling programs in the mainstream media that aim to educate and enlighten audiences about issues that deeply affect millions of Americans.

A Decade of Dissecting the Media

David Tereshchuk | Posted 12.31.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

It's quite arresting to see, looking back at THE MEDIA BEAT's earliest days, that Iraq was then still a relatively new war.

Mike Francesa Rips Jets GM To Shreds In Long Rant

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 10.28.2014 | Sports

The New York Jets fell to 1-7 after another inept performance on Sunday, and WFAN's Mike Francesa is not happy about it. Francesa took exception to Je...

Global Digital Media Factbook 2014-15 Helps Firms Strategize

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.27.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

How can media firms strategize, plan budgets, and decide where to allocate their resources effectively?

Why My Kids Need to Watch More TV

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

For the duration of their little lives, my children have watched videos on Netflix and Amazon. They have never had to sit through TV commercials.

A Writer's Guide - Part 5: Why "I'm Just Being Realistic" are the Worst Words in The English Language

Dan Miles | Posted 12.20.2014 | Books
Dan Miles

It's been ten weeks since my novel Filthy Still was released and nine since it went bestseller and I am no closer to figuring out how I managed it than I was eight weeks ago.

Swedish Town of Umeå Enjoys Gender Balance in Its Print, TV and Radio Outlets

Pro Journo | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media
Pro Journo

It took years of monitoring and determination, but three media outlets in Sweden pursue gender balance in their reporting, for the benefit of their audience and their own economic success.

For the Love of Radio: Why College Radio Matters and Why You Should Support It

Luis Ruuska | Posted 12.02.2014 | College
Luis Ruuska

Tune in to your local station on College Radio Day 2014 (and every other day of the year too) because you will be supporting an institution that has made a real and long-lasting impact on music and students for decades and hopefully will continue to in the future.

In Character: The Wizards Who Gave Us Power, with Eric Brach

Jarod Cerf | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Continuous articles in text are fine, sure. But do you ever wonder what the folks who author books sound like, in person? Before the editorial reviews? I'll give you a hint: They're all characters, too.