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16 & Pregnant: The College Edition

Robert Franek | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Robert Franek

If you're anything like me (teaching, parenting or working with college-bound students) my plea herein is for a reconsideration of this show.

WATCH: New 'Jersey Shore' Girl Gets Naked In New Trailer

ew.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The new extended trailer for Jersey Shore season 3 has arrived, giving us a better sense of the complex plotlines we'll see play out when the gang ret...

The 'Mobisode' Returns: MTV Planning Original Video Programming for Mobile Devices

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

NEW YORK -- The proliferation of smart wireless devices is creating a need for original content and MTV will be producing original entertainment f...

Music Unites Expands Efforts in 2011 With Nationwide Instrument Drive

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michelle Edgar

In less than two years, Music Unites has grown exponentially and expanded a number of its programs. The New York-based non-profit has grown from an id...

Why MTV's New Music Meter Matters

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

It's time for music discovery platforms to catch up with their users. There are plenty of services out there that will collect lists of new artists or provide the user a group of artists that sound similar to one the user has entered. While these sites are useful and were amazing when they first launched, the increased ease accessibility of all things, especially media, on the Internet, is rapidly dating these sites.

Amber Portwood Pregnant? She Says No

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Portwood denied Star's report that she is pregnant again, telling Us Weekly, "The rumors are absolutely false. I'm not pregnant. I'm working h...

MTV Surfaces Music News, Tweets and Videos with New "Music Meter"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

NEW YORK -- Using an algorithm which parses one million records per day, the MTV Music Meter provides a ranking of the the most talked about and f...

WATCH: Ronnie Talks About Wild Virginity Loss

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was smushing way before 'The Jersey Shore,' but, well, he didn't quite have a beach house to do it in. Magro told MTV about the ver...

MTV Debuts "Fast Forward" Pre-Roll Ads with Technology from Panache (VIDEO)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Like them or not, online videos with pre-roll ads can't be stopped, fast forwarded or skipped. At least until now when MTV debuted an ad for Samsung which can be, well, fast forwarded.

'Super Bowl Shuffle' Owner SUES Viacom

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The owner of a beloved ditty by the 1985 Chicago Bears is preparing to shuffle on down to federal court to take on a media conglomerat...

'Jersey Shore' Ratings Hit Series High

livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After taking the most modest of dips during the major network's premiere week, MTV's "Jersey Shore" bounced back up Thursday night to hit yet another ...

What I Learned From MTV's Quixotic Adventures in Education Reform

Jason Rzepka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jason Rzepka

Early last year, my colleagues and I encountered the most confounding challenge of our careers: How can we help more American kids get a quality education?

Michael Yarbrough | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Yarbrough

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Dating Violence? Maybe Not But MTV's 16 & Pregnant Does Not Make Me LOL

Marjorie Gilberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marjorie Gilberg

There is nothing funny about dating violence. We need to eliminate the stereotypes about dating abuse and spread the truth -- anyone can be a target, anyone can be a perpetrator.

'Teen Mom' Faces Jail Time For Felony Domestic Violence

hollywoodlife.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Amber Portwood's violent behavior against baby daddy Gary Shirley, 24, is finally baring consequences. Amber, 20, was officially charged with two felo...

MTV VMAs Set Rating Record

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MTV's annual event drew its biggest audience for any telecast on the network since 2002. The VMAs had 11.4 million viewers, up 27% from 2009. In th...

PHOTOS: ART ECONOMY: 10 Inspiring Interviews Of Working Artists

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In this economy, the creative job hunt is even more difficult than in years past. My Modern Met has compiled 10 interviews with artists in an article ...

Privacy and the Trigger Effect: A Swift Kick In...

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The privacy conversation has devolved to a continual return to the idea that people no longer care about it and the new social norm is, I suppose by d...

TRL PART II: MTV Bringing Back Live Daytime Times Square Show

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MTV is reviving the live daytime show with a series targeting celebrities and pop culture. Studio-based countdown show "The Seven" will air weekday...

Why We Really Care About Teen Mom

Stephanie Sylverne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Sylverne

Teenage pregnancy sits squarely in the intersection of our most pathological American obsessions: female sexuality, public aid, race, religion. Teens moms are an easy target, because who is going to defend them?

'Jersey Shore' Ratings, MTV Boosting Viacom Out Of Slump

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — MTV is finally getting its mojo back, thanks to the tanned twenty-somethings of "Jersey Shore." Ever since its December debut, th...

'Teen Mom' Stars' Big Salaries Revealed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The stars of MTV's reality series 'Teen Mom' may complain they are broke, but Life & Style reports they earn big bucks. Not nearly as much as 'The Hil...

Gabi, MTV's First Twitter Jockey is a Curvy Goddess Elected by Generation Y

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Starre Vartan

Gabi wearing a Monif C. dress at the MTV Music Awards. Gabi Gregg is MTV's first-ever Twitter Jockey, a post she has held for a little over 3 months...

Why Every Writer Should Watch 'Jersey Shore'

Deanna Fei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deanna Fei

This week, as I started to anticipate Jersey Shore withdrawal, it occurred to me that the show isn't just great TV. It's some pretty great storytelling, and it holds some valuable lessons for literary folks like me.

TED, Solar Power, Windpower, and All Things Amerikana: A Conversation with Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Among other things I do," says the British musician, "I'm the music director of an organization called TED or Technology, Education and Design. That's an annual get together of people sort of figuring out how to save the planet."