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(VIDEO) Marketers Finally Find Their Groove at CES, MediaLink's Wenda Harris Millard explains

LAS VEGAS -- In the not so distant past, CES was a curiosity, albeit a bewildering one for marketers.  Now they are very much part of the conversation and "upbeat" and confident about their role at the  essential show, says Wenda Harris...Show More Summary

Howe About That?

The first issue of Dissent in 1954. Dissent's founder, Irving Howe. The current (Winter 2015) issue of the magazine. Franklin Foer recently resigned from his job as editor of the New Republic in protest against the direction that its new billionaire publisher, Chris Hughes, wanted to take the magazine. Show More Summary

The Mediatization of the Black Gay Man: A Q&A With The Tenth Zine

I first heard of the The Tenth Zine, a magazine by and for men who are Black and gay, in spring 2014. Through fashion editorials and multidisciplinary content The Tenth Zine explores the story of the Black gay man, each issue an anthology...Show More Summary

What Muslims Must Do Now

Some years ago I fell to chatting with an engineer who was helping me record an audio book about Islam. This good-hearted woman tied herself into knots assuring me that she had nothing against Muslims. She wanted to learn about Islam, she said; she had no wish to trample on our sensibilities. Show More Summary

The Rush-to-Judgment Media Culture and Roger Goodell

The tendency to rush to judgment in the media, based more on suppositions than facts, is now unfortunately common not only on the Internet and in the blogosphere but in the mainstream media. Here's a recent example: In July 2014, NFL...Show More Summary

George Wallace Jr's Attack on Selma

I have just finished work on a book tentatively titled The Darkest Valley about three iconic Southern men: Governor George Wallace, Klan leader Robert Shelton, and civil rights lawyer Morris Dees. The book focuses on the 1981 lynching of Michael Donald in Mobile, Alabama. Show More Summary

Beirut+ TV: Lebanon's Online Animated Satire

It's tough being a satirist amid countless known and invisible threats, but that hasn't deterred Maya Zankoul, Toni Yammine and their merry group from poking fun at all things Lebanese via Beirut+ TV. "My dream was for years to create...Show More Summary

On Bay Area Media: Good News in Santa Cruz, Amazingly Enough

As in the book world, we've had decades of depressing developments in the world of newspapers, so it's worth celebrating -- and spreading the word -- about respites from the gloom. That's why I want to urge people to check out the Santa...Show More Summary

And The Slantie Awards Go To...

Because Emmet, the star of "The Lego Movie," lived much of his life in a world where everything is awesome, he didn't have to worry about being Heathered by the Media Research Center. In 2014, it seems that the ConWeb listened to the film's insanely catchy theme song and picked up only on the "insane" part. Show More Summary

Invidious Comparisons: Asymmetric Massacres in France and Nigeria

"A week is a long time in politics," to use words from my old country's late and somewhat unloved Prime Minister Harold Wilson. In the media too, inevitably. A remarkably packed media week certainly flowed from the massacre at France's...Show More Summary

Defining the Line

Where is the line between satire and hate speech? Who gets to define it? What should be the consequences of crossing it? One is legal, one is not. The first is often brilliant commentary, the other is just hate. The massacre -- there...Show More Summary

The Real Enemy Is Fundamentalism and It Doesn't Belong Exclusively to Islam

On Wednesday I woke up in the predawn darkness, some vestige of jet lag from a month in Sri Lanka still washing over me. I reached for my phone and was immediately greeted by the news that French satirical newspaper Charles Hebdo had been bombed by Islamic fundamentalists. Show More Summary

Following 'Charlie Hebdo' Attack, Comedy Trumps Tragedy

More than a week after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, American comedians have made it clear that they stand with their fellow satirists in France. From Jon Stewart and Conan O'Brien's heartfelt remarks, to Louis CK's homemade Charlie...Show More Summary

How the Media Is Changing (Part 2 of 3)

Gutenberg invented the printing press more than 500 years ago. Then came photography, the telephone, film and the phonograph in the 19th century, later television and the World Wide Web. A vast interval of time spanning over 500 years...Show More Summary

Why God-Fearing Social Conservatives and Politically Correct Liberals 'Are Not' Charlie Hebdo

Murderous rampages aren't usually difficult events to judge. Sadly, both conservatives and liberals have found ways to tepidly condemn France's terror attacks, while simultaneously shoving their politically motivated diatribes into the narrative of this tragedy. Show More Summary

Boko Haram in Baga: One of the Deadliest Terrorist Attacks in Modern History

Terror has grabbed world headlines this week. The attacks in Paris -- in which terrorists murdered 17 individuals, most in a vicious assault on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo -- have dominated Twitter trends, news feeds, and the mainstream news cycle. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) MEC's Focuses on Predictive Analytics, Marla Kaplowitz Explains

LAS VEGAS -- As part of its expanded focus into predictive media tools, WPP media agency MEC paired up with client AT&T and Mashable at the recent CES show to bring a real-time approach to the event coverage for AT&T, says Marla Kaplowitz,...Show More Summary

How Media Is Changing (Part One)

Gutenberg invented the printing press more than 500 years ago. Then came photography, the telephone, film and the phonograph in the 19th century, later television and the World Wide Web. A vast interval of time spanning over 500 years...Show More Summary

Normalization of U.S.-Cuba Relations Could Be Good for Free Expression

The detention of several Cuban dissidents in Havana just before the year's end -- and two weeks after the historical announcement of the restoration of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba -- serves as a somber reminder...Show More Summary

Why 17 French Murders Get More Attention Than Perhaps as Many as 2,000 Nigerian Murders

Yes, you are right. The Western media is not paying attention to the tragedy in Nigeria where perhaps as many as 2,000 people were slaughtered by Boko Haram, according to the United Nations and some local officials. On the front page...Show More Summary

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