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Overwhelmed By Bad News? You're Not Alone

Eric Mink | Posted 10.07.2014 | Media
Eric Mink

When bad news becomes overwhelming, as it does with some regularity, the cable news channels are not your friends. Your need for clear understanding is incompatible with their on-air and online business plan, which depends on you being anxious and staying tuned in. Giving them up is easier than you think.

The New Fireside Chats

Brian Holton Henderson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Media
Brian Holton Henderson

Yes, social media abstracts and collates human voices where other media forms can humanize and deepen them. It can also spread those voices across the globe in ways no other medium can.

SXSW SHINGERVIEW: Bob Garfield and Doug Levy

David Shing | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
David Shing

Media veterans Bob Garfield and Doug Levy are at SXSW talking about a new era in marketing: the relationship era. And guess what? It's not with brands. I had the chance to catch up with them and explore their take on the future of marketing.

Does NPR Have To Be So Depressing?

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 03.26.2013 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

National Public Radio affiliates, I'm asking you -- in this era of endless reports on ways people are hurting the planet and each other -- to occasionally broadcast some temporary relief.

Has Google Search Jumped the Shark?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Something is changing around web content. The volume of bits of data is growing wildly, and social search seems to be on the rise. So, what's happening?

A TV News Truth Scroll

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

A Truth Scroll would tag guests with all of their affiliations. It would indicate that news show guest Tom Ridge is a "former Governor of Pennsylvania and current consultant to several security firms vying for Federal contracts."

To the "Kabul Class of 2009"

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Here's a brief commencement speech for the correspondents in the "Kabul class of 2009," who are now belatedly turning their attention to the country where the 9/11 attacks were really hatched.