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For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

The recent beheading of freelance journalist James Foley (pictured above) by militants from the Islamic State highlights the growing dangers that freelance reporters covering conflict zones face. NAM Editor Andrew Lam writes the paring...Show More Summary

Looking Terrorism in the Eye: What the 9/11 Museum Can Teach Us About the James Foley Video

James Foley was dead for mere hours before the internet started circulating his execution video; only hours after that, sites warned that viewing the video could be considered criminal activity. No doubt, there is a long and worthy debate...Show More Summary

For How He Lived: Remembering James Foley

Before James Foley died at the hands of the Islamic State, he was a well-known war correspondent who felt a duty to cover the front line. Over his career he had been held in captivity, released to his family only to return of his own accord to the battlegrounds of the Middle East. Show More Summary

There's a Hole in My Bucket

Since a number of the discussions I've recently had about the events in Ferguson, MO seem to devolve into accusations that I'm either a racist, a liar or an idiot allow me to immediately address some facts that are not in dispute: The...Show More Summary

Journalism Uber Alles

Yesterday it was announced that David Plouffe, former campaign manager for Barack Obama (among other things) was joining Uber, the taxi app, as a "campaign manager" there as well, to build out the potential of the brand. It's a good move for Plouffe. Show More Summary


I wasn't supposed to walk away from the NFL, but I did. I wasn't supposed to be writing television, but I am. I'm supposed to be lost after football. I'm not. I've reinvented myself. This is my first transformation. I'm supposed to be broke right now, or maybe the statistics say five years from now. Show More Summary

Using Sex to Sell HIV Prevention

If I've heard it once, I've heard it 100 times: So many people have accused me of trying to make HIV look "sexy." Many detractors have voiced a general belief that it is dangerous for those promoting HIV awareness or prevention to appear in any way that may come across as provocative, arousing or -- something I try to avoid -- slutty. Show More Summary

What Television Journalism Could Look Like

c 1948, 2014 The Heirs of W.Eugene Smith. Newspaper journalism is dead And television journalism is not far behind. CNN chief Jeff Zucker announced yesterday the CNN will have to do 'less with less.' But it's not just CNN. Take a look at any of the network evening news shows. Show More Summary

Re-Examining the Role of Social Media During the Gaza Conflict

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this piece are solely the author's and are not affiliated with any university or institution of education. Whether I'm up early preparing my lunch for the day or studying for classes, the first part of my morning always involves coffee and a laptop. Show More Summary

I Love My Radio: My Stroll With Owen Bennett-Jones

When I was 10, I skipped lunch many times and trekked back home from school for two full terms to save up my transport -- and to kids out there please don't try this (haha). At the end of the second term I realized my dream. I had saved up seven hundred Naira which I needed to purchase my most desired toy; a 7-band world receiver radio. Show More Summary

Marketing Personalized Mobile Radio News Within the Social Web

The Associated Press (AP) and A.H. Belo Management Services are among investors backing HearHere Radio to the tune of $1.7 million, the company behind Rivet News Radio has announced. Rivet is targeting smartphone users with "personalized" content from the AP, Chicago Public Media and Crain's Chicago Business. Show More Summary

A Farewell to My Friend Eugene Long Soldier

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Native Sun News August 25, 2014 My childhood friend Eugene Long Soldier died last week. He was one of the more fortunate Lakota who lived to the age of 80. For a lot of reasons too numerous to enumerate in this column the average life span of most Lakota men is about 55. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Programmatic Revolution Is "Eating The Media World": AppNexus' Rubenstein

"Programmatic" methods of buying and selling digital advertising space have come a long way since they were used only to shift un-loved banner slots. "What started as a fringe trend in the digital advertising space is now taking over the entire industry," AppNexus president Michael Rubenstein tells Beet.TV in this video. Show More Summary

Al Roker is 60... and?

All week, NBC has been running promos about Al Roker's 60th birthday, to be celebrated on air on August 22. Now, I like Al Roker. And I like birthday celebrations. And I even see the tie-in to Hoda Kotb's 50th birthday celebration. But 60? Really? All week long, NBC ran a promo featuring Mr. Show More Summary

Ferguson and Painful Truths

The painful spectacle of events in Ferguson, Missouri have once again focused the attention of our country on the issues of race and law enforcement. I've been watching, listening and waiting. Waiting because it's necessary. Speaking out without the facts helps no one, regardless of one's point of view. Show More Summary

An Illustrated Analysis of Op-Ferguson

History has proven images can be a very powerful weapon. I am a fan of political satire and political cartoons, especially the widely unknown work of the great Dr. Suess during WWII. I created these political cartoons to express my feelings about the current situation in Ferguson, MO. Show More Summary

James Foley's Execution Forces Sober Reflection on the Perils of Front-Line Coverage

By Charles M. Sennott BOSTON -- It was 11:49 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 when the email landed with a subject line that made our hearts stop: "James Foley Missing in Syria." The email was from Nicole Tung, a talented freelance journalist...Show More Summary

Lebanese Media Flop in Energy Sector Coverage

Old habits die hard and Lebanon's media choose the easy route to report on the vitally important, yet misunderstood, energy sector. "Will international firms lose interest in Lebanese oil?" asked the daily Al Joumhouria over a week after...Show More Summary

Flow With the Stream: My Stroll With Femi Oke

The Jet Age has been characterized by speed. Fast money, fast cars, fast food and even faster world record times in sports. But among all these, one thing that has really increased in speed is information. Right now, I can sit in myShow More Summary

CNN: The Accountant Who Runs a News Business

On Tuesday, Cynopsis reported that John K. Martin, who succeeded Phil Kent as CEO of Turner Broadcasting had: sent a memo to staffers on Tuesday alerting them to a restructuring that will be communicated in the next two months. "We'll...Show More Summary

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