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

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 09.19.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | Books
Aaron Skirboll

A man of many talents.

Is Your Calling Worth Dying for?

Mable Chan | Posted 08.29.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.22.2014 | 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 08.10.2014 | 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 08.09.2014 | 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 08.08.2014 | 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 08.05.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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?

Life Itself, the Film, the Book, and the Ebert I Knew

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Watching the film of his life, I was proud of the man on the screen and that second life he found. He was not quite the man I knew, but... I really did know, somehow, back then, that the man he would become was in there, getting ready for his "close up."

Where Did the Freedom Go? Fight for the Accessible Information Continues

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 08.31.2014 | Media
Evgeniya Melnikova

You might think the times of oppression had passed, you might think we've got plenty of free choices on our hands. I might think just the opposite. G...

Newsroom Mantra? "We Should Be in the Relationship Business"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.16.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

We should be in the relationship business, said media guru Jeff Jarvis, suggesting our longstanding mantra that content is king needs revisiting. Cre...

This Al Jazeera Journalist Is #DyingToLive

Shadi Rahimi | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Shadi Rahimi

They are among dozens of reporters in Egypt who have been attacked, arrested or detained since last fall. The independent rights watchdog Human Rights Monitor says the violations against journalists since July 3, 2013, including killings, arrests, detention and military trials, are the "highest rates in Egypt's history."

5 Ways to Accurately Cover Marijuana Policy Issues in the Media

Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Media
Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D.

Welcome to Big Tobacco 2.0. Today's marijuana industry is following exactly the same tactics: framing its product as healthy, denying the science linking its use to numerous health problems, and targeting youth as lifelong customers.

PEN Ten with Molly Crabapple

PEN American Center | Posted 07.13.2014 | Arts
PEN American Center

I don't live in a context where to make art is that daring. I'm not Ai Weiwei or Laura Poitras. I was scared to write about my own abortion, a fear that turned out not to be justified, and I was scared to write about Guantanamo because it felt too big and grave.

Is the Churning in the Indian Media for Real?

Rana Ayyub | Posted 07.04.2014 | World
Rana Ayyub

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of the finest writers and journalists, passed away recently. The Nobel laureate, considered one of the finest littérateurs ever, gave the world of journalism some of his finest thoughts.

One Good Egg: Scrambled and Fried at 45

Wendy Burch | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

About three years ago I went public with a very personal battle. At the time, I had just turned 42. I had a great, big life... but I didn't have a little one in it. I had always wanted to have a baby.

Let's Get Real: Kim Kardashian's Butt Size Is Not Breaking News

Sarah Toce | Posted 06.25.2014 | Media
Sarah Toce

We're living in a time where headlines about a 16-year-old girl being assaulted and killed by a classmate is shrunken by the sex life of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott. How did we get here?

Love Stories -- Blogging From the Heart

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The author and Steven Tyler 'way back when... I take a lot of heat for choosing to blog. "The Chicago Sun Times you worked for -- you won awards, f...

This Is Very Alarming

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.14.2014 | Media

Here's an alarming fact for you: the number of working journalists in the United States dropped by nearly 20,000 in just six years, according to the P...