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Indra Heerkens | Posted 11.24.2015 | New York
Indra Heerkens

Last week I had the privilege of participating in a circle of events in New York City that the DOEN Foundation, the company I work for, is involved w...

BBC Sport And Online News To Be Cut As Red Button Services Face Axe

The Guardian | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Media

Spending on athletics and minority sports is to be cut by the BBC, with its Red Button services also facing the axe, as the corporation aims to save &...

GQ Publisher In Contempt Of Court With Phone-Hacking Article

The Guardian | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Media

The publisher of GQ magazine has been found guilty of contempt of court over a “very seriously prejudicial” article about the phone-hackin...

Guardian Cuts Staff After 'Difficult' Year

Politico | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.16.2015 | Media

The Guardian is preparing for steep editorial cuts after a slowdown in advertising sales. Job losses are highly likely, insiders at the media com...

The iPhone as a Weapon

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.15.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Political power no longer really flows from the barrel of a gun. Today, it flows from a video screen. Fortunately, you have one of the world's most powerful weapons in your pocket already. All you need to do is learn how to shoot (and edit).

Headlines, the TSA, the Scientist and Me

Paula Gordon | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Contrary to the scare headlines, the TSA's SPOT method is working and there's data* to support that conclusion. Whence the headlines? The tests of TSA's effectiveness were themselves ineffective. Dr. Ekman elaborated.

Henning Mankell: Theatre Resembles Life

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Since the very beginning of his career, Henning Mankell (born 1948) has taken an immense interest in theatre. As long ago as in the 1970s, he worked with Swedish theaters, writing and staging plays.

Desperately Seeking Trustworthy News

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.04.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Maybe I'm desperate for trustworthy news and progress in that direction, but possibly good news surfaced recently that I missed on first reading. F...

As Magazines Go To Video

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 08.03.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

If you want to have a successful newspaper or magazine or political campaign or online store, for that matter, you have to be able to communicate in video. Video literacy is as essential to the arrival of the Internet and smartphones as print literacy was to the arrival of the printing press 500 years ago.

'Gay Girl In Damascus' Hoax Highlights Failure To Vet Sources

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.30.2015 | Media

  After it was revealed in 2011 that 40-year-old Tom MacMaster was the man claiming to be lesbian blogger Amina Arraf, who wrote t...

Guardian US Votes Unanimously To Unionize

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.30.2015 | Media

NEW YORK – The staff of the Guardian US voted unanimously Wednesday to unionize under the News Media Guild, an action that comes amid ...

Israelis Stage 'Sleep-In' To Save Palestinian Village

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Van Winkle's

Does a "sleep-in" have the power to make a difference in the Middle East? One group of Israelis think so. This week, Israeli peace activists began a sleep-in protest in the Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya to prevent the Israeli army from demolishing it, as reported by The Independent.

'My Hijab Has Nothing To Do With Oppression. It's A Feminist Statement'

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women

Not all Muslim women cover their bodies. Not all Muslim women who do are forced to do so. Like freelance writer Hanna Yusuf, who chooses to wear a hij...

Innovations in Newspapers = Newsroom Mindset Changes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.15.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That mobile is the new buzzword is no surprise. News and content consumers want their regular fixes on the go, everywhere, all the time, and newspapers are having a hard time keeping up. So the Innovations report offers papers the following advice to jump on the mobile train before it leaves the station.

YouTube Star Fights to End Revenge Porn (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Shira Lazar

YouTube fans know Chrissy Chambers as one half of the singing duo BriaAndChrissy, whose music and comedy-themed channel has racked up an impressive 350,000 subscribers.

All Journalists Must Learn Video -- Says AFP Chief

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.04.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

For more than 25 years we have been preaching the doctrine of video literacy for all journalists, of all stripes. In a digital world, there is no difference whatsoever between print and video (or stills for that matter). It is all digital news gathering and processing.

African Americans Killed By Cops Are Twice As Likely to Have Been Unarmed As Whites

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.04.2015 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

This is a complicated piece of data, but it reveals something relatively simple. An unarmed black or brown person in America is much more likely to be killed by a police officer than an unarmed white person.

Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

A Solution to the Brian Williams Dilemma?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.01.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

What does Brian do? Does he keep all of the money, or does he rescue the poor family from a life on the street? It's a good premise for a show. But that's just the start!

(VIDEO) Guardian Labs Mulls Off-Site Branded Content via Programmatic

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON -- So far, The Guardian division that produces branded content for marketers has published that content only on The Guardian's own properties....

Facebook Is Going To Publish Full Stories On Your News Feed

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2015 | Technology

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc tied up with nine news publishers to launch "Instant Articles" that will let them publish articles directly to the social net...

Is Bill Gates The Secret Weapon To Fighting Climate Change?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.07.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Sustainability: A Matter of Soul

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

As a faculty member of the W. Huizenga Business School, I was recently invited to contribute to a paper edited by Prof. Frank Cavico about orientation for new graduate students.

These Couples Are Choosing An Alternative To Divorce

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.15.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

The Professional Journalists vs. The Video

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.09.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Is this how 'journalism' happens most of the time - a press release or a statement of fact by the police or the US Military or the Government suddenly becomes the truth, via the 'professional journalist'?