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Diffused Congruence Podcast: Serial's Rabia Chaudry

Since its launch last October, the Serial podcast has taken the country by storm. Reporter Sarah Koenig's gripping investigation into the 1999 murder of high schooler Hae Min Lee, and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan...Show More Summary

30 Powerful Reactions to the Ferguson Decision From Teens and Young Adults

On November 24, 2014, Prosecutor McCulloch announced the grand jury's decision on the Michael Brown case that has gripped the nation from Ferguson, Missouri. The grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson. The response has been overwhelming thus far. Show More Summary

How Programmatic Media Buying Is Saving The Banner Ad

Why is it so tempting to dismiss entire swaths of the media landscape as dying or dead as Farhad Manjoo did in a piece for the New York Times earlier this month? TV is dead, Print is dead, and as Mr. Manjoo suggested, the banner is dead,...Show More Summary

Serial: Why Is It So Popular?

Serial is the hottest new podcast that's working everybody up into a lather. It's the number one podcast not only in the United States, but also Australia, and the United Kingdom. If you haven't started listening to it, start listening...Show More Summary

Black Lives and Black Stories Matter

Black lives matter. Despite what we're seeing in media headlines, the actions of our courts and legal system and police departments everywhere -- black lives matter and black stories help shed light on history of race in America andShow More Summary

Pentagon Newspeak

The Pentagon has hijacked the history of the Vietnam War, magically transforming it into a memory to honor and cherish. George Orwell never imagined better. The Pentagon omits any discussion of the deception and misdirected policies which sucked us into that quagmire. Show More Summary

The Subversive Act of the Love Story

Heloise & Abelard In an age of austere, calculated reason, absurd bureaucracy and dehumanizing exploitation, the love story might just be the ultimate subversive act. Sometimes I begin my classes with the question: "If you were Queen...Show More Summary

Celebrities, Being a Feminist Isn't Just About Sex and Beauty

I am a man and I am a proud feminist. I support and defend the notion that people of all genders should have their fair share of opportunities to succeed. Whether it is eliminating the gender wage gap or debunking the sexist and ignorant...Show More Summary

An Open Letter of Apology to the United States of America

Dear America, Hi there! My name is Brian Joyce. I'm a member of the media. Specifically, I'm a talk radio host. And as a member of the media, I owe you an apology. In case you didn't notice -- and let's face it, the hope was that you...Show More Summary

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the (Advertising) Year

It's still a month until Christmas and yet the radio stations have begun their non-stop deluge of Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad" and Andy Williams' version of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." This most wonderful time seems to start earlier every year. Show More Summary

How Journalists Contribute to Moral Panics

There has been a lot of attention in recent years to how both scholars and politicians contribute to moral panics, both on a wide array of issues and on the issue of video game violence specifically. Recent events give us an opportunity...Show More Summary

On the Darren Wilson Grand Jury Decision

This is a sad day. The grand jury's decision is yet another sign that all of America's sons' lives are not yet valued equally in the eyes of our courts. All of America's fathers, mothers and children should stay outraged and in motion...Show More Summary

Is Nicholas Ferroni Really America's Sexiest Teacher?

People, in a move designed to broaden their appeal, decided that this year they would expand the Sexiest Man title to include men who did things for a living other than work at being sexy. It's a noble effort, and in the sexy teacher department, it brought us this guy. Photo credit: John Arsenault Meet Nicholas Ferroni. Show More Summary

Mike Nichols: A Penny for His Thoughts

Plastics. It changed our lives forever. And it wasn't about Styrofoam cups. It was about Mike Nichols, comic genius, director of The Graduate. Yup. The film that altered all of us coming-of-age-ers. It catapulted young Dustin Hoffman's...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) 'Addressable TV Will Take Off In 2015': SMG's Scheppach

CHICAGO - In 2014, TV began learning the targeting tricks that digital media have deployed for years. In 2015, those techniques will kick in to high gear, says one ad agency exec. "(In) 2014, I see a marketplace that has essentiallyShow More Summary

JFK: In the Summer of His Years

51 years ago, on November 22, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. When people think of that sad event this week, the music isn't the first thing they think of. In truth, the entire day of his burial was filled withShow More Summary

Ironically Fox News Says Quoting Scripture Is Out of Bounds"

Some conservatives are incensed that President Barack Obama quoted scripture in his speech on Thursday about immigration reform, Media Matters for America reports, and RawStory expands. "Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger -- we were strangers once, too," the president said Thursday night. Show More Summary

Fox News Story On House Benghazi Report Ignores House Benghazi Report

Let the words speak for themselves. First, take a look at how the Associated Press covered the House report on Benghazi released Friday. The AP's headline is "House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories." What follows are the first...Show More Summary

Bye Bye 'Bystander': Obama Goes on Offense with Immigration/ACA/Climate

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Vanden Heuvel and Lowry debate 'Bamnesty' and 'Obamacare'. Perhaps the best Left-Right framing of big reforms is FDR in 1936 comparing governments imperfectly reforming to status quo-ers kvetching from the sidelines. Show More Summary

Young People, Media and Health: Risks and Rights

The agonizing book chapter title "Stealing Children's Innocence in Egypt: Media Literacy, Human Rights and Roads of Violence" hit the nail on the head. It rang a familiar bell and could well apply to many developing countries going through...Show More Summary

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