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Pioneering Freedom

250 years ago the world witnessed the passage of the first Freedom of the Press Act, enacted by the Swedish Parliament, covering modern-day Sweden and Finland. This was the first act to constitutionally protect press freedom, almost two centuries before the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Show More Summary

How Autocracy Will Come To America

The uniqueness of the 2016 election is the radicalism of the winner – in terms of content, manner, and temperament. There is no precedent among mature democracies for the election as head of government of someone so gross, so ignorant, so bigoted and so inexperienced. Show More Summary

Trump's 'Dead Cats' Have Hijacked The Mainstream Media

Wait... what were we talking about? The first time I noticed a dead cat was after the CNN-sponsored Republican debate on February 25, 2016. Pundits agreed that Donald Trump performed pretty poorly that night, looking uncomfortable on stage as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz kept him on the defensive. Show More Summary

The Holiday Madness of Trump and Clinton Obscures Trump's Strange Dithering Over the State Department

Is it really far too late to hope that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton join hands and merrily take that proverbial long walk off a short pier? Trump's trademark overreaction to a big Clinton flip flop may mask a deeper seated anxiety over not just his big and oddly meandering decision about the new U.S. Show More Summary

Stop Normalizing Hate: Reactionary White Nationalism Doesn't = "Populism"

The process by which the media continue to normalize President-elect Donald Trump and the extreme elements that now define his pending administration is achieved story-by-story, headline-by-headline, and even adjective-by-adjective. Language,...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) New AT&T Streaming Offerings: Fewer Barriers, More Ad Opportunities

Something for everybody pretty much describes AT&T's launch on Nov. 30 of its three new streaming services: DIRECTV NOW, FreeVIEW and Fullscreen. It's a way to both remove pain points for consumers--such as credit checks or the inability...Show More Summary

New York Times Editorial Board Moves Gun Safety Conversation In The Wrong Direction

It’s official. The newspaper of record, a.k.a. the New York Times, has just announced its support of a new government statement on safe-gun technology which probably represents the last thing the Obama administration has to say about guns. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Kristin Dolan Maps The Road Ahead For Data And Analytics Provider 605

MIAMI - Kristin Dolan, most recently COO of Cablevision Systems Corp, which was an early player in addressable television advertising, has a new day job. "It's probably a bigger day job, but one that's a little bit more self-directed...Show More Summary

Ari Fleischer's Perfect GOP Vote-Getting Ploy: Slam The 'Biased' News Media

Republican politicians, here is the perfect playbook to winning conservative hearts, penned by Ari Fleischer, who was George W. Bush's press secretary. It's all about media baiting, and he has provided you with best template for it, in an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal on Monday. Show More Summary

Veteran Journalist and Author James M Perry dead at 89

James M. Perry was a WWII Marine veteran who began his career at Leatherneck Magazine (Marine Corps), and then worked for thirty-five years covering politics for the National Observer and The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Perry was influential...Show More Summary

Fake News: The Relentless Pursuit of Mind Control

The news media is all a-flutter with headlines about the rise and proliferation of fake news media: “Did Russia Install Donald Trump As the Next U.S. President?” “It’s About To Get Worse!” “Living in a Media Bubble” “Can American Democracy...Show More Summary

Science, Sense And Social Media: Truth And Lies, In An Age Of Endless Echoes

Misinformation is very much in season. Disclosures since the presidential election about massively disseminated misinformation, some of it inadvertent, some of it willfully manipulative, have come fast and furious. In fact, in the aftermath of the recent revelations about fake news, we are being invited to add “post-truth” to our lexicon. Show More Summary

The Failings Of Both Traditional And Social Media Have Led To The Concerning Destruction Of Fact

In a post-election analysis, media research firm mediaQuant calculated that Donald Trump earned approximately $4.96 billion in "free" media - compared to just $3.24 billion for Hillary Clinton, and $1.15 billion and $0.7 billion from Obama and Romney in 2012 respectively. Show More Summary

Why the media is a key dimension of global inequality

Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities are more widely shared. by Facebook/Facebook Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science and Clemencia Rodriguez,...Show More Summary

Right Here, Right Now: A Q&A with Lauren Wesley Wilson on the Power of a Diverse Workforce

The recent Presidential election ignited a national debate on gender and diversity in our country. Never before were topics such as how one of the candidates dressed [and I am sure you know I am not referring to the former Apprentice guy] prioritized over real issues. Show More Summary

Racism Is A Disease, Not A Trait

Glenn Beck, Hate, and Rereading “The Plague.” I just read the New Yorker article about how Glenn Beck has changed from being an angry proponent of paranoia and worry about other races, genders, religions to a more enlightened person, with regrets, apologies, and a desire to learn. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) NBCUniversal Seeing 'A Lot Of Uptake' For Audience Targeting Platform

MIAMI - As it builds out and scales up its Audience Targeting Platform, NBCUniversal is seeing big increases in budgets and clients taking advantage of more precise targeting via linear television. And while its various TV and digital...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Disney ABC Addressable Targets Include BtoB, Lower-Funnel Use Cases

MIAMI - As the footprint for addressable television advertising continues to grow, its become clear media companies are casting the widest net possible for bringing new marketers into the TV fold. Disney ABC is no exception, as it builds...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) CNN, TBS And TNT Following Viewers To Emerging Distribution Outlets: Turner's Johnson

MIAMI - While CNN mines new and younger-skewing distribution outlets to future proof itself, TBS and TNT want to re-aggregate audiences at some of the very same nascent channels. To Turner's Nick Johnson, it pays to view the media landscape...Show More Summary

Trump Puts Journalism in the Crosshairs

Since he started his run for the White House, everyone has made the mistake of under estimating Donald Trump. They still do. This may be his most powerful asset. One by one, he picked off each of his rival Republican candidates for the...Show More Summary

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