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World Digital Media Factbook 2013-14: Information Cornucopia

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

I'm inundated with numbers, statistics, percentages, charts and graphics that explain how digital the world has become and where it's heading in the n...

Lebanese Press Syndicate Head Kicks Up Media Storm

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.05.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Baalbaki resigned. Baalbaki didn't resign. "Baalbaki Forever" headlined the Maharat News website, saying that no sooner had the Lebanese Press Syndi...

Beauty Pageants Are Bad for Everyone

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.20.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Today's pageants are a sanitized and sanctioned outgrowth of nineteenth-century carnival sideshows.

Roula Ayoubi R.I.P., A Valiant Lebanese Journalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.10.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

I met her once, but I already knew her. Roula Ayoubi was that distinctive voice I heard countless times on the BBC's Arabic Service newscasts reporti...

Soft Edges

Peter Neill | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

The cost benefit analysis of the purchase and redefinition of the coastal lands compares advantageously with the financial requirements of just a single storm, not to mention more to come as a practical and economical allocation of taxpayer funding.

Hard Edges

Peter Neill | Posted 05.26.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

The fate of coastal wetlands is another blatant example of hard over soft. Once massive buffers against storm incursion, wetlands served human needs additionally through complementary cultivation of hay for fodder for saltwater farms.

Catalyzing Ocean Finance

Peter Neill | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

Recently, two organizations combined their talents and experience to address ocean solutions on the scale required to make a difference. As we always tend to measure value in dollars, they predicated their recommendations on the following analysis:

Lebanese Media Far From Being Accountable

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.06.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The year 2012 stirred up the journalists' syndicate world that had been dormant for several years. It saw the birth (and eclipse) of the audio-visual workers' union and the expanded membership of the Journalists Union that had been an exclusive club for decades.

Maui Condos or Public Trusts?

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.12.2012 | San Francisco
Tracy Rosenberg

As part of an epidemic of higher education institutions ridding themselves of educational TV and radio licenses, the San Mateo Community College District announced the upcoming sale of KSCM-TV, the noncommercial TV station it has owned and operated for 48 years.

Newsroom Summit Highlights Digital Engagement

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.19.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The newsroom concept is an idea that has been catching on in countless communities where hyperlocal news is now king.

New Documentary On The Genius And Insanity Of Bobby Fischer

Dan Lybarger | Posted 08.05.2011 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

By the time he died in 2008, Bobby Fischer had proven that chess was more than a simple board game. His takedown of world champion Boris Spassky from ...

GEN Launched To Foster Mutualization and Cooperation Among World's Editors

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A new worldwide organization is bringing together editors from different platforms, engineers and developers in news media in a bid to foster more sustainable professional journalism.

The F Word: Media Miss the Al Jazeera Story

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

One of the biggest stories of the past few weeks has been the story of Americans discovering Al Jazeera English. It shouldn't have been so hard. As ...

The F Word: Learning From Health Care Reform

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

So this is what I learned from the last weekend of the health care reform debate. First, lay a coffin at a White House fence and you're subject to arrest.

Big Media and the FCC Roadshow: Controlling the Message Online and Off

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

The FCC is coming to Silicon Valley, asking if "legacy media" (radio, television, and newspapers) even matter in the Internet age.

Geeks Rule: Why Media Ownership Still Matters

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

After years of clearly destructive consolidation and lawsuits, the FCC will hold a public hearing next week to debate modifying the existing anti-trust regulations for print and broadcast outlets. Does any of this matter any more?

Howard Stern: Diamond in a Rough Patch

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mario Almonte

For a man who almost single-handedly revolutionized the broadcasting industry, Stern continues to be spectacularly disrespected by the media that he so radically transformed.

Jordanian Parliament is Back on Air... Indirectly

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Two and a half years after being taken off the air, Radio Al Balad was able to broadcast live during the afternoon session of Parliament on July 6, 2009.

The Upfront That Could Have Been

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jack Myers

As the broadcast network television Upfront moves forward quietly, it's becoming clear that procurement and financial officers of major marketers are dictating the pricing decisions and driving Upfront purchasing models.

71.5 Million Americans Tune In For Election Coverage: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer November 6, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Analysts estimate that nearly 71.5 million viewers tuned in to watch election coverage Tuesday night. ABC bested NBC as the most watched broadcast n...

The Chickens Have Come Home To Roost: Primary Coverage Drinking Games

Reny Monk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reny Monk

"Clinton's Last Stand" "Obama Can't Close the Deal" "Bitter and Angry" Argh. It's a bad TV drinking game. For me, the hackneyed vocabulary of these politicos drains all meaning from the process!