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Danny Schecter... You Called It

Like the rest of Danny Schecter's admirers, I was shocked and saddened to hear he died. It seems that my whole relationship with this mighty thinker was about unfinished business. When my film on Abbie Hoffman, My Dinner With Abbie, played up in Boston, Danny the News Dissecter was the MC at the theater. Show More Summary

From Selma to Tunis: When Will We March Against the Segregation of Our Own Time?

This year, with good reason, Americans have celebrated the moment 50 years ago when the struggle for civil rights for African-Americans reached a decisive moment: the 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery. The movie Selma won an Oscar....Show More Summary

Domestic Murder and Murder-Suicide: It's Not About the Relationship

The headline from WIVBTV News in Buffalo read, "Troubled Relationship Ends Tragically". Meanwhile, there was this headline in the Savannah Morning News, "Troubled Port Wentworth Marriage Ends in Murder". These are two examples of how...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Publishers' Pangea Alliance Taps Rubicon To Pool Programmatic Inventory

LONDON -- News publishers traditionally like to keep hold of their own ad sales operations, selling advertisers on their own unique contextual properties. But now we are seeing some of them warm not only to programmatic mechanisms but...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) NewFronts Will Be Bigger, Open To Smaller Firms, IAB's Rothenberg

The Digital Content NewFronts, the event in which digital content owners get to shop their latest productions to marketers eager for an audience, is coming up on April 27 in New York. "The NewFronts are expanding to almost two full weeks," says IAB president and CEO Randall Rothenberg, whose organization stages the event. Show More Summary

How 'Serial' and 'The Jinx' Have Changed Everything

Murder. Criminal Depositions. Witness Accounts. Evidence. Once upon a time, I wouldn't have imagined that these words would form the fabric of my dinner conversations. But with the advent of the wildly popular 'Serial,' and polarizing call-it-a-sequel 'The Jinx,' those words are thrown around like seed to hungry birds. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush: Not His Father, Not His Brother!

Jeb Bush may have the money and the big time donors, but he doesn't have the personality. Jeb's father proved that personality isn't the most important character trait in a presidential candidate. But with the advent of the 24-hour news cycle and the failure of bland candidates like Al Gore, the American people have spoken. Show More Summary

How Bethany Mota Went From Vlogging Teen to Multi-Million Dollar Brand

YouTube star Bethany Mota sat down with What's Trending at this year's South by Southwest festival to talk about stardom, hard work and how to be true to yourself. A poster-child for Internet stardom, Mota has a massive YouTube channel,...Show More Summary

14 Celebrities Who Changed Their Names (and Why)

There are several reasons why celebrities -- and lay folk -- change their names. Norma Jean Baker became Marilyn Monroe, now synonymous with bombshell beauty. Now I, co-founder of, present 14 celebrities who changed their names, and seven reasons why they may have done so. Differentiation from other celebrities. Show More Summary

Improving the Way We Access Humanitarian and Crises News

In 2014, Caroline Avakian put into motion an idea that could reshape the way we access and mainstream crises and humanitarian news from all over the world. Caroline, who has spent a good portion of her career in both broadcasting and...Show More Summary

Why Racist Tweets and Frat Songs Elicit Greater Outrage Than 39 Percent of Black Children in Poverty

In the United States of 2015, a racist fraternity song will get you death threats. If you're a celebrity, a racist Tweet will force you to apologize to millions of indignant Twitter followers. Or, if you're just an average person, you could get fired from work. Show More Summary

Arianna Talks HuffPost's 10th Anniversary On 'CBS This Morning'

Arianna appeared on 'CBS This Morning' on Monday to preview some of the exciting things happening at HuffPost on the heels of its tenth anniversary. With 214 million readers and sites in 14 countries and counting, HuffPost has grown tremendously since 2005. Arianna also discussed 'The HuffPost Show,' a new weekly satirical program that debuts later this month. Watch more:

Arianna Talks Hillary Clinton Email Fiasco And 2016 Prospects With Bill Maher

Arianna visited "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday to discuss Hillary Clinton's response to using a personal email account during her time as secretary of state. "The problem is not so much the emails, it's the way that Hillary responds to the press," said Arianna, who appeared alongside Sharyl Attkisson and Tom Rogan. Show More Summary

How Millenials Consume News and What the Departure of Jon Stewart Means

Four days before Valentine's day last February, my heart was broken. Now before you offer me condolences (possibly in the form of cookies) know that I'm definitely not the only one in mourning. On Feb. 10, 2015, Jon Stewart made an announcement...Show More Summary

Making Change: Nordic Countries And Gender Equality in Media

Would Swedish actress and Casablanca star Ingrid Bergman have made a good producer or director? Hollywood movie fans may not know much about the Scandinavian film scene, but a number of Nordic citizens are pointing to an anomaly theShow More Summary

Legislative Challenges to the Audiovisual Media in Jordan

Jordan's Parliament is expected to discuss a new audiovisual law. The law fulfills the constitutional need of updating all temporary laws. The current audiovisual law, issued in 2002, was seen as ushering in an end to government monopoly of airwaves. Show More Summary

Morning Joe's Cowardly Attack on Hip-hop

Morning Joe's response to the University of Oklahoma's racist fraternity chant was outright cowardly. They went viral - and for all the wrong reasons. The unfortunate part of this debacle is that Morning Joe anchors Mika Brezinski and Joe Scarborough brought up a topic that is worth a conversation. Show More Summary

The Calculus of News and Journalism

Where f is the audience, x is the news value.... When I went to school, there were two kinds of students: Math students and the rest of us. I was decidedly amongst the 'rest of us', as anything beyond basic algebra proved almost incomprehensible. When...Show More Summary

Corporations, Especially Media and Tech Companies, Should Clearly Commit to Gender Equality and Get Gender Certified

A few months ago, the New York Times ran a piece by Liza Mundy titled, "The Media has A Woman Problem." The title is the standard media formula to describe corporate gender imbalances, particularly in leadership. Tech has a "woman problem." Hollywood has...Show More Summary

The Kremlin's Kool-Aid

We were nearing the end of dinner when the eminent personage leaned in my direction and began yelling at me. Up to that point, the argument among the five of us at the end of the long table at the restaurant had been heated but at a conversational volume. Show More Summary

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