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Lebanese Media and Elections Coverage in UNESCO Book

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.11.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanese-Iraqi Sharro's scathing comments and biting humor came to mind when I wrote about the media's mixed bag coverage of Lebanon's presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections for a just-released UNESCO publication.

Korean Voices Make Waves on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

It is clear that under the shade of America's security umbrella in the Middle East, Koreans have been making strong inroads. Are there ways in which the United States, as a partner of Korea, might seek to benefit from those inroads, whether on the ground or over the airwaves?

Why I Love Me Some Bruno Mars

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I'm only watching the Super Bowl for ONE reason this year: Bruno Mars. Let me give you some background on that.

Catching up With Nina Persson of the Cardigans

Salvatore Bono | Posted 03.31.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

The voice of Sweden's Nina Persson is instantly recognizable. Her voice is inviting but vulnerable, it is hopeful but can be melancholy. The singer fo...

Tell Your Cancer Story. It's Important.

Dan Duffy | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Cancer is that odd fraternity that binds people with unmistakable strength into a community that no one ever wants to join. Yet once we're here, we now have the opportunity to share with others what we know.

Radio Innovator Sees Desire For 'Mass Appeal Intelligent, Cinematic' TV News

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 03.11.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

YouTube is training viewers to watch new video forms, and TouchVision's professional media experience may buy some time to experiment with the mobile and social media crowd in search of the magic key to success.

The Story About Conservative Media That Should Terrify Progressives

Colin Holtz | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media
Colin Holtz

Politico is up with a big story this week that should scare any progressive who cares about winning the war of ideas. It is ostensibly about how the right is copying the success of liberal outlets like the Huffington Post. In reality, it is a good reminder of just how badly the right is trouncing the left when it comes to media infrastructure.

Mobile Radio News in a Social Media World

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 02.17.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

All news radio has survived and prospered for decades in large media markets. In an age of mobile smart phones and social media, radio is again changi...

Meet The Radio Host Who Turned His Teenage Passion Into a Lifelong Pursuit

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment

When it came time for Rich Conaty to choose a college, it wasn’t the academics, or the athletics, or even the architecture that influenced him. It w...

Shemlan: A Deadly Tragedy

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.12.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's the third in a trilogy involving international espionage, treachery, intrigue, murder, and love - all the makings of a good movie. Shemlan: A De...

The Young and Restless (in Radio)

Gary Villablanca Duff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Gary Villablanca Duff

I often wonder when listening to radio, why there aren't more talk show hosts in their teens and twenties? Because I am young, I've realized age has become as much a barrier in an industry that's marginally a lot more seasoned.

First Person Account of 1938 Martian Invasion

Tyler Moss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tyler Moss

It's a quiet night in the small central-Illinois city of Jacksonville on October 30, 1938. Lou Lemmons, a 19-year-old-waitress at Winston's Cafe, is...

The War of the Worlds: Could It Happen Again? It Does... All the Time.

David Ropeik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
David Ropeik

It is so easy now to mock the millions who freaked out at the "War of the Worlds," the Halloween radio play 75 years ago this week about an invasion by Martian monsters.

Why I Wrote a Grammar Book

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

People often ask me why I wrote a grammar book. During most of my professional career, I worked with not-for-profit institutions in various parts of ...

Why Lordes' Royals Is so Successful; A Brief Analysis

David Fagin | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
David Fagin

When a song written by a teenage girl from New Zealand, who's never even been to America, manages to top the Billboard Alternative charts for a record-breaking six straight weeks and counting, it causes one to wonder, "WTF?"

The Need for Talk Radio Beyond Table Talk

Lori Sokol | Posted 11.05.2013 | Media
Lori Sokol

As a long-time writer, but a much more recent radio talk show host, I have found that there are simply some things that are spontaneously said aloud that, if given more time, would not only never have been said, but certainly never written down.

From Media Personality to Multi-Media DIY Maven

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 11.02.2013 | Style
Christine Nasserghodsi

When Simone Heng moved to Dubai, she knew it would be a vibrant city, full of luxurious hotels and retailers. What she didn't realize was that as an avid DIY project enthusiast, she would inspire and connect a new generation of young makers.

The American Dream (Unfulfilled)

Jane Williams | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Jane Williams

This week on Bloomberg EDU with Jane Williams, we asked Geoffrey Canada, president and chief executive officer of The Harlem Children's Zone, to talk about how Dr. Martin Luther King's dream looks right about now.

Where You Live Might Change Your Writing Career

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.28.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

Writers and other publishing types love to give new writers advice about how to be successful. But there's one subject they never mention: location.

Theater: August Wilson Cycle Launches At Greene Space

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The most exciting theatrical event of the fall isn't taking place on Broadway, or Off Broadway or in any theater at all -- it's happening at a radio station.

Step Up to the Microphone!

Sue Wilson | Posted 10.21.2013 | Media
Sue Wilson

Scan across just about any radio dial in the entire country, and you'll hear exactly the same big city, big corporate programming: Rush Limbaugh, Fox Sports, Top 40, NPR. But what about local programming?

Take a Scalpel to Miami Radio

Joanna Popper | Posted 10.13.2013 | Miami
Joanna Popper

Miami radio stations, please stop all the nip and tuck propaganda before I nip and tuck into another form of musical pleasure.

A New Kind of Real

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment
Gabriel Mizrahi

Things are getting real. Entertainment, specifically. And by "real" I don't mean serious, or imminent, or even necessarily honest -- but real, as in pushed to the limit of what we perceive as real, and even further.

Disrupted Explores Marketing's Massive Shakeup

Dennis Miller | Posted 10.09.2013 | College
Dennis Miller

The newest generation of consumers has blown traditional marketing to smithereens. According to PR expert Stefan Pollack in his book Disrupted, the "iGen" generation are those born after 1994 and have never known life without computers and mobile devices.

Newspaper 'Fire Sales' and the Future of Media Education

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Thought leaders have a huge challenge, as media and media educators hustle to keep pace with the shifts and retain long-term value. As the film industry has shown it is not easy, but hard work makes it possible to survive and prosper.