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'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 06.15.2015 | 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'?

(VIDEO) CNN, the Economist, Financial Times, Reuters, the Guardian Join Programmatic "Coop" powered by the Rubicon Project, Jay Sears explains

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

AUSTIN -- Earlier in March, The Guardian announced it was leading a coalition including CNN International, the Economist the Financial Times and Re...

UK's Top Court Paves Way For Publication Of Prince Charles' Private Letters

AP | By GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.26.2015 | Media

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court Thursday paved the way for the public release of 27 hotly contested memos written by Prince Charles to governm...

Katharine Viner Is Next Editor-In-Chief Of The Guardian

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 03.20.2015 | Media

Katharine Viner has been selected as the next editor-in-chief of Guardian, the media company announced Friday. Viner, currently the editor in chief...

(VIDEO) Publishers' Pangea Alliance Taps Rubicon To Pool Programmatic Inventory

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.19.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON -- News publishers traditionally like to keep hold of their own ad sales operations, selling advertisers on their own unique contextual propert...

Brits Think We're Nuts for Believing Our Health System Is Better Than Theirs

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

When I was an industry PR guy, I was part of a never-ending effort to defame the NHS, usually by citing a few anecdotes about Brits who claimed to endure long waits for needed care. The industry's propaganda got little resistance from the media or the American public.

Chelsea Manning To Join The Guardian U.S. As Contributing Writer

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.10.2015 | Media

The Guardian U.S. has hired Chelsea Manning as a contributing opinion writer covering war, gender and freedom of information, Katharine Viner, the pub...

150 Reasons Why We Have Not Yet Reached Peak Beard

Ron Suresha | Posted 03.16.2015 | Style
Ron Suresha

Any cursory scan of cable TV programming will demonstrate that there is no evidence that consumers and the ad agencies that love them are suffering from beard or mustache fatigue.

They're Not All the Same: Labels and Stereotypes Fail to Recognize Religious Diversity

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2015 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Here's a critical and simple point to keep in mind: as difficult as it may be for some to accept, not all religious individuals believe the same thin...

Whisper Under Fire After Report Alleges 'Anonymous' Social Network Tracks Users

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.16.2014 | Media

A new report by the Guardian states Whisper, the "anonymous" secret-sharing social network, might not be so anonymous. Whisper, however, says the alle...