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Christiane Amanpour, Brian Williams, Charles Osgood and Me!

April Rudin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Media
April Rudin

I scanned the room quickly to get a sense of who was there. Immediately, I noticed Christiane Amanpour talking quietly with Charles Osgood. I walked over and began listening as Christine told Charles of their first meeting.

What the !#$@%*?: Will the Rise of Spanish Redefine Indecency?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 08.26.2011 | Media
Daniel Cubias

It stands to reason that as America grows more multilingual, we'll hear more Spanish on the airwaves. And some of that Spanish will be of the naughty variety.

College Radio: You Will Be Assimilated

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Tracy Rosenberg

College radio is part of the diverse package of community media voices around the country that keep the radio waves open to the public, training millions of young people in technology.

Broadcasting RIP: Let's End the Spectrum Giveaway

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John M. Eger

As the long battle over frequency spectrum or airwaves escalates, consumer demand for more wireless services will compel the FCC to stop the free give-away of spectrum to broadcasters. It's sad in a way.

What Are They Hearing in North Korea These Days?

Libby Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Libby Liu

It's essential for international powers to consider ways of working together to keep the North Korean people informed. Radio is proving to be one of the answers.

Happy 90th Birthday...Radio

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sheila Shayon

Ninety years ago last week, 100 people heard that first KDKA broadcast that Warren G. Harding defeated James M. Cox. Happy 90th birthday Radio, the original Wi-Fi, and thanks for the roots, the memories, and the lessons learned.

Awarding for Ability, Not Disability

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

The disability label, like any other label, keeps people in a box and robs them of opportunities that we able bodied people claim as our right.

Why Are Family Jewels Just for Men?

Christine Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christine Bronstein

Perhaps Vag Magazine is a start, a subversive way to help our daughters one day feel as confident about what makes them women as our boys do about what makes them male.

Professional Pictures: Movies About Our Day Jobs

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As seen through the revealing lens of timeless film, you can derive a measure of comfort and perspective amidst the seeming complexity of it all, because the pressures and vicissitudes of the work place go back a very long way.

Keeping America Connected: End the Static at the Broadcasting Board

Sen. Dick Lugar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sen. Dick Lugar

Our ability to respond to fast-moving changes in the global technological and demographic environment is hampered by chronic functional problems with the organization in charge, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

Cute as a Button: The Schemes and "Confessions" of Reed Hundt

Patrick Maines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Maines

There's this one small problem with the government picking the winners and losers in the media and telecom world: What happens if they're wrong?

Pics From The NAB Show Floor

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International


NAB Show -- March of the Independents

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The NAB Show is all about the big new toys that filmmakers and TV production companies will build their budgets around for the next year.

NAB SHOW- At Play in the Land of Tech Make-Believe

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Noah J. Nelson The National Associatio...

Does PBS Know That "The Washington Institute" Was Founded By AIPAC?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The Washington Institute, often featured on news outlets as an independent source, is an American Israel Public Affairs Committee cutout. How do I know? I was in the room when AIPAC decided to establish WINEP.

In Praise of Silence

Ann Medlock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ann Medlock

I'm taking a stand for fewer communications, for timeout for reflection and maybe even a little research before we all hit the Post/Send/Publish buttons. The result could well be more signal and less noise.

I Understand Lou Dobbs

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Does Lou Dobbs feel sheepish about finding himself the troglodyte of American broadcasting? He has broken through to the sweetest spot in the media business.

Is Anybody There? Does Anybody Care?

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

Networks are all controlled by gigantic companies, who for the most part do business with the Federal government and would not be critical of the Federal government in any meaningful way.

Minority Broadcasters In Danger Of Extinction, Ask Geithner For Help

Huffington Post | Peter Drivas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fourteen minority broadcasters sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Monday asking for financial assistance. In the current economic s...

HuffPost Finally Liberates Journalism with Investigative Fund

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Francis

The notion of independent financing of truly investigative journalistic projects is a grand idea. It means that strings are not attached and that efforts are judged by results on a case by case basis.

Three Quick Steps to Jump-Start America's Public Diplomacy

Jamie Metzl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Metzl

We must transform the American government's primary means of public communication from a one-way broadcast model to a two-way dialogue model.

Alhurra TV: Uncle Sam's Boondoggle

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Snow

I've been sifting through several studies of Alhurra Television that dropped like a "cascade of candor," to paraphrase David Frost's hoped for outcom...

Restore the Voice

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

The international buzz caused by President-elect Obama earlier in the month offers him an opportunity to revive what had been a valuable American resource for so many years.

What's Missing? Optimism, That's What

Doug Krile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Doug Krile

Hang around any television station these days and sniff out the attitude. It's far from positive. Nearly every projection for advertising revenue is headed the wrong way.

Current FCC Disputes Show Resilience of Long-Term Special Interests

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Should an industry so dedicated to stopping progress deserve any protections without any accompanying responsibilities? Everything should be on the table for discussion.