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Trump's Good Bad Speaking Style

It is now commonplace to say that Donald Trump is breaking and confounding all the rules of political behavior. He does everything you're not supposed to do -- disparage war heroes, demean minorities, insult women, ridicule opponents,...Show More Summary

A Psychiatrist Writing in The New York Times Forgets That First He Should "Do No Harm"

"First, do no harm" (Primum non nocere) is the first ethical axiom all medical students are taught. It takes many years to fully internalize what that means, from learning to respect the patient's determination of harm to himself, to...Show More Summary

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: The Virginia Shooting and Alex Jones' Unhinged Reaction to Hillary Clinton

Today's topics include: The Shooting in Virginia; Bob Takes on Gun-Worshiping Facebook Troll; Alex Jones Reacts to Virginia By Attacking Hillary Clinton; Chez Has Had Enough of Everything; The Second Amendment is the NRA's Skeleton Key; Dan Bidondi in Trouble with the Law; and much more. Show More Summary

MOJO: The Mobile Journalism Handbook

It's finally available, to demonstrate how we can all become MOJOs, with a cautionary note that it's not just technical skills that count, but a good basis in journalism. The "it" is the long-awaited MOJO: The Mobile Journalism Handbook...Show More Summary

Top 7 Reasons I Haven't Jumped Out a Window From Katrina 10 Coverage

1) I live on the first floor, so there would be no point. Pre-Katrina my husband Jeff and I lived on the second floor. Then we lived in Illinois, second floor again, while my parents both succumbed to the long goodbye of Alzheimer's Disease. Show More Summary

A Generation Desensitized to Gun Violence

Along with rest of the world on August 26th, I stared at my computer screen horror watching the final minutes of 24-year-old Alison Parker. The flooding of dread that washed over me while viewing the footage was not due to the graphic nature of the actual shooting. Show More Summary

Ashley Madison and the Hypocrisy of Male Internet Privacy Activists

The thing about the Ashley Madison leak that truly fascinates me is the hypocrisy of internet privacy activists, whom are predominantly male. No, I don't think it's necessarily fair to judge every person who has "cheated" on their spouse or with someone who is married. Show More Summary

Trust the Media

Let's get serious. As morbidly fascinating as the "Trump circus" has been so far, it's time we took a deep breath and acknowledged something that the media has known all along: Donald Trump, a rich, idiosyncratic blowhard with no discernible grind-it-out stamina, is absolutely, positively guaranteed to drop out of this race. Show More Summary

'Live' Murders in Virginia Show Need for Greater Training of Journalists Before They Go 'On-Air'

Joe Little of ABC Channel 10 News in San Diego had it right. He saw no need for media analysis when it came to Vester Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, who murdered two people and injured a third on air as his camera rolled. He quickly sent the footage to social media, including Facebook and Twitter. Show More Summary

Frontrunner Hillary Clinton faces anti-Clinton media narrative

We have been witnessing the most biased reporting of any election I have ever seen. This isn't only about FOX news spouting lies and bringing racists on to attack President Obama. This is about the media apparently doing all it can to...Show More Summary

Listening to Victims: Closing Thoughts From Four Months Covering the Aurora Theatre Shooting Trial

When Kathleen Larimer, who lost her son, John, in the Aurora Theatre shooting, made her victim impact statement in the final days of the trial, she began by telling the judge, "I am so tired of crying." She and her husband, Scott, had...Show More Summary

Thank Right-Wing Media Activists for Ted Cruz's Dismissal of Tough Questions As 'Liberal'

When Ted Cruz dismissed Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's questions to him on immigration as something a "liberal journalist" would ask, the right-wing Media Research Center applauded it. After all, that evasion tactic is straight from the MRC playbook. Show More Summary

Why a High School Principal Gave Student Journalists More Editorial Control, After a Year of Prior Review

By Madeline Will MICHIGAN -- Student journalists at East Lansing High School will now have editorial control of the school newspaper, Portrait, after last year's policy of prior administrative review that students said led to censorship. Show More Summary

Unplugging By Plugging in and its Effect on Relationships

I've spent a lot of time on my own recently. I was told by the adults in my life that this is a rite of passage and part of growing up. The belief that spending alone time is important for emotional growth however is something of anShow More Summary

For Local TV Reporters, The Murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward Are Intensely Personal

My husband told me the news yesterday morning as I was making lunches for my kids. "A reporter and photographer just got shot during on live television in Roanoke," he said quietly. "What?!" I sputtered. "Are they okay?" "I don't know," he replied. Show More Summary

Art of Aha: Breaking News

Breaking news is often shocking and if you're wanting to make a difference in our news cycle, it is the thing to watch. Tie your public commentary into breaking news and you'll impact the public conversation we're all having about the media coverage. Show More Summary

This Feminist Is Defending the Sorority Sisterhood

As I sat down this past weekend to enjoy some down time, I got a double dose of anti-sorority sentiment. First was the outcry over the video put out by the Alpha Phi chapter at the University of Alabama. The second was when I was reading...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) From Mississippi Teenage DJ to Media Mogul, the Amazing Journey of Bob Pittman

Now the chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc., Bob Pittman got his start in the media business as a 15-year-old disc jockey in Mississippi, where he grew up. Motivated to earn money so he could take airplane flying lessons, he first applied to the local men's clothing store and then tried to get a job bagging groceries at the Piggly Wiggly. Show More Summary

How Social Media Has Helped Amir Hekmati, an American Imprisoned in Iran

Can a tweet, comment, like, or share on Twitter and Facebook really be an effective tool for activism? According to American Amir Hekmati, it has possibly saved his life. In August of 2011, Amir Hekmati traveled to Iran to visit his ailing grandmother for the first time. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Research: Digital Video Growing On Live, Long-Form Demand

The old adage used to be that digital video had to be short, that viewers wouldn't sit and watch it in long sessions. That may have been true on the desktop - but video ad tech company FreeWheel's latest quarterly market report shows...Show More Summary

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