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Investigative Journalist With a Cross Tattooed on the Right Arm

"How can one rely on the information produced by someone who believes that another man has walked on water?" That is what an editor at a media company said to a colleague when I had just made major revelations about irregularities in a Swedish authority. Show More Summary

When Crying "Fire" Becomes a Slur

This past week witnessed two historical decisions ("'Equal Dignity,'" NYT, 6/27/15, "Supreme Court Allows Nationwide Heath Care Subsidies," NYT, 6/25/15) which reaffirmed not only the impartiality of the Supreme Court (with a Conservative...Show More Summary

How to Get More Women Above the Fold: Elect Them

While browsing the airport newsstand on a recent trip, I noticed something remarkable: In some of the country's top papers, stories by and about women were prominently placed above the fold. Even just a few years ago, it would have been rare to see a story about women in animation as a lead story on the front page of the Los Angeles Times. Show More Summary

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Wendy Clark, Coca-Cola

"Every generation has to be recruited into being a drinker of Coca-Cola and a lover of Coca-Cola. Music, sports, mobile, gaming, social, and all the places teens are spending their time, is where it is absolute critical for us to keep...Show More Summary

The Difference Between Activism and Advocacy

It's a painful confession: I am no longer an activist. I am an advocate. I loved being an activist. I loved losing my voice at rallies and participating in sit-ins. But the problem with spending too much time in Washington, D.C. is that...Show More Summary

And Now ... Daily Mail TV!

All The News That's Fit To Print.. and then some... I just received my copy of Michael Wolff's new book, Television Is The New Television and I can't wait to tear into it. Wolff's thesis, in a nutshell is, that despite all the hysteria...Show More Summary

Hey, Since Private Relationships Are Front Page News, Let Me Tell You About Mine

Private lives are big news today, with the New York Times devoting nearly 2,000 words and interviewing 50 people for a front page story on what they called "Topic A" among prominent Democrats: the state of Bill and Hillary Clinton'sShow More Summary

Islam, Satire & The Simpsons

In the latest salvo of anti-Islamic cartoons aimed at the Muslim community, Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders has broadcast derogatory images of the Prophet Muhammad on Netherlands television. Islamic tradition prohibits any representation...Show More Summary

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Matt Biespiel, McDonald's

"Like many advertisers we are shifting from a mass advertiser to a content producer, and that has a whole new level of responsibility to it. Content to me is no different than advertising, advertising is not a 4-letter word. It's creating...Show More Summary

I'm Tired of all the Noise on the Internet

I'm tired of all the noise on the internet. It's exhausting. I'm tired of clickbait. I'm tired of "controversial" posts and headlines that start with "Unpopular Opinion!" as if that's a selling point, and I'm tired of "Open Letters" where people complain about the person who offended them at the grocery store. Show More Summary

What's News and What Ain't

The wonderful or the shameful. That sums up the content of almost all news stories. Most fall into the shameful category, unfortunately. The wonderful articles tend to end up on the sports or feature screens. What then is news? I define...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to John Oliver

Dear Mr. Oliver, I was quite disappointed by this past week's "Last Week Tonight" (airing on June 21, 2015).  The content was hilarious and eye opening, and your topic of the week (the dangers of the internet) is an important topic that...Show More Summary

Open Letter to Jeff Weiner - Help Make LinkedIn a Force for Good

Below is my open letter to LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner. Originally published on LinkedIn on June 22. Dear Jeff: There's no doubt that LinkedIn has become the world's best place to connect professionally and build your network. I see aShow More Summary

As Obama shifts hostage policy, the Foleys remain voices of reason

By Charles M. Sennott In the aftermath of the nightmare video of James Foley's beheading at the hands of a masked leader of the Islamic State, his mother, Diane, stood strong before a forest of television cameras and reporters scratching...Show More Summary

Je Suis...Nasser!

ISIS isn't particularly known for its sense of humor or appreciation of comedy. As such, news that the militants have threatened to kill Saudi satirist Nasser Al-Qasabi wasn't especially shocking. Al-Qasabi, a renowned Saudi actor, had...Show More Summary

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Lindsay Pattison, Maxus

"Our attention is so stretched that it paralyzes you. I think we actually end up not paying attention to any beautiful story that is being crafted. So it's our mission to try and help our clients navigate what is an incredibly complex...Show More Summary

Bill Kristol Is Right About the Liberal Agenda

On Tuesday, less than a week after nine black Americans were gunned down in a racist act of terrorism, conservative commentator Bill Kristol reacted with incredulity and anger to the news that South Carolina will move forward with plans...Show More Summary

Art Drives Activism: One Musician's Response to Charleston

I moved to Chicago seven days before September 11th. There is a lot that is unforgettable about the weeks that followed, but what stands out in my memories are the musicians. Guitarists, bucket drummers, small quartets, beat box slam...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) WPP Launches Content Agency with Daily Mail and Snapchat

CANNES - WPP is "placing its bets" with a variety of investments and initiatives outside what has been typically been a media holding company, explains CEO Sir Martin Sorrell in this interview with Beet.TV  The latest is a content creation agency created in alliance with Daily Mail and Snapchat, the company announced this morning in Cannes. Show More Summary

Public, Not-For-Profit Media Is More Important Than Ever

We all remember when cable and digital channels began to proliferate. There was a brief moment in all of it where some of us entertained the rosy - if somewhat naïve - idea that such proliferation might be a healthy environment for media,...Show More Summary

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