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Greek Journalists On Strike

AP | Posted 11.26.2014 | Media

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek journalists are on a 24-hour strike, pulling all newscasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike against ...

Inaction Is Tacit Approval: Why I Deleted My Uber Account

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 11.20.2014 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I've realized that when I give my money to companies that not only ignore the negative effects of unchecked bro-culture but actively embrace dirty tactics to get the advantage, I have become part of the problem that I am working to eradicate.

Brother Of Detained WaPo Reporter Hopeful About Release

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.19.2014 | Media

It has been nearly four months since Iran detained Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian without charge, and while the government hasn't offered any ...

Joey Alarilla: Reinvent and Continue Innovating for Growth

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Constantly innovating, open to collaboration and always reinventing himself - these are just some of the things I could quickly think of whenever Joey Alarilla, is mentioned.

Popular New England TV Personality Bianca de la Garza Shines as a Single Mom

Caroline Presno | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

In a Q&A with Garza, I asked about her parenting style with her 8-year-old daughter, Danica, the challenges of being a single mom and how she overcomes them, and the specific steps she takes to balance career and motherhood.

4 Travel Memoirs You've Probably Never Heard of

Dominique Kane | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Dominique Kane

Picking up an amazing travel memoir about someone else's experience in a foreign country is one of the most effective ways for would-be travelers to escape, on a more regular basis than their annual holiday.

Can the Helpless Bet on Journalists?

Ali Hashem | Posted 11.04.2014 | Media
Ali Hashem

A decade and few years working as a journalist taught me few good things. Few but enough to help me pave my way to the truth whenever it's a bit clear for someone like me to see.

Images and Media Ethics: How Much, How Far?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What is it about pictures that prompts journalists, activists, and social media users to take liberties with people's privacy, lives and destinies, and be sloppy in what they publish?

7iber, Jordan's Gutsy Media Platform

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.02.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It was blocked four times, going from dot.com, to dot.org, to dot.net, to dot.me, but 7iber (Hiber, or ink in Arabic, with an emphasis on the guttural "H") plans to continue fighting for the right to publish content it deems important in Jordan.

Sacrificing of Myself Rather Than Animal This Eid al-Adha?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Current year's Eid al-Adha calls for a conversation among Muslims and all global citizens. We intend to prompt the global conscientiousness regarding the need to help the needy as well as confront those committing crimes against their fellow man and our shared earth.

What Yemen's Donors Need to Know

Belkis Wille | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Belkis Wille

The Friends of Yemen are in a position to wield significant influence, given their crucial financial support for Yemen's failing economy, but they aren't doing enough to address the human rights abuses that lie at the core of Yemen's problems.

Teacher, Editor Suspended for Banning Use of 'Redskin' in School Newspaper

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Evelyn Lauer

As a journalism teacher, I'm appalled by the clear neglect of First Amendment rights to this student publication. As a citizen, I'm appalled by this administration's desire to keep a racial slur as a mascot because of tradition.

Bosnia Muslim Community Urges Safety and Release of Hostages

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Let there be no doubt that those who commit such horrific acts in the name of the "Islamic State" or Islam will be judged by the Muslim community of BiH (traditionally also Sunni) as violating Islamic values as well as inconsistent with our experience.

The Classic Author Who Invented Tabloid Journalism

Aaron Skirboll | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Aaron Skirboll

A man of many talents.

Is Your Calling Worth Dying for?

Mable Chan | Posted 10.28.2014 | Media
Mable Chan

The answers I believe, may well lie in his pure innocence and courage to discover and report the ground truth -- no matter how ugly the truth, how high the price.

False Visualizations: When Journalists Get Data Viz Wrong

Randy Krum | Posted 10.29.2014 | Media
Randy Krum

As readers, we see the area of two-dimensional shapes on the page to represent the different values, but design software only allows width and height adjustments to size shapes.

Lebanese Media Flop in Energy Sector Coverage

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.22.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Old habits die hard and Lebanon's media choose the easy route to report on the vitally important, yet misunderstood, energy sector. "Will internation...

Rumors: Are Lebanese Media Culprits? Take 2

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.10.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Rumors are Lebanon's daily bread with legacy media and citizen journalists accused of fanning the flames amid domestic political unrest, economic uncertainty, and regional upheaval whose sparks are burning Lebanese fingers.

The Heightened Domestic Crack Down and Human Rights Violations

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

History appears to be repeating itself in the Islamic Republic. Whenever many Iranians believe that there will be more socio-political, individual as well as socio-economic freedoms in the country, due to the rule of a moderate or reformist president, the domestic crack down and human rights violation in the Islamic Republic mount up.

10 Things You Should Know About the 24th Annual AAJA Convention #AAJA14

Paul Cheung | Posted 10.08.2014 | DC
Paul Cheung

The 24th Annual AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association) Convention and Career Fair will be held in Washington D.C. from Aug. 13-16. Here are 10 Things you should know about it.

The Dynamic Flag

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 10.05.2014 | Entertainment
Victoria Oldridge

Through Meredith Vieira I realized we can have it all and do it all in our own way and on our own terms.

Gaza in Social Media Images Speaks Volumes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.29.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The images from and about Gaza disseminated through social media are striking, searing, poignant and loaded with messages, proving, yet again, that a ...

How to Stop Pissing Off Reporters: VentureBeat Edition

Maggie Quale | Posted 09.28.2014 | Media
Maggie Quale

If you don't have the opportunity or bandwidth to write, request to sit down with a journalist -- completely independent of any other agenda. Ask them what their day is like, what their job entails, what makes a good story for them and so on.

War, Words, Vocabulary & Media Ethics

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Ongoing wars require us to take a long, hard look at the language journalists use, to reassess the nouns, adjectives and verbs that are often misleadi...

I Love Journalism, But This Is Why I Won't Major In It

Neel Swamy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Teen
Neel Swamy

How can I convince myself to go into journalism when I am uncertain if I will be able to handle the financial repercussions?