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Flow With the Stream: My Stroll With Femi Oke

The Jet Age has been characterized by speed. Fast money, fast cars, fast food and even faster world record times in sports. But among all these, one thing that has really increased in speed is information. Right now, I can sit in myShow More Summary

CNN: The Accountant Who Runs a News Business

On Tuesday, Cynopsis reported that John K. Martin, who succeeded Phil Kent as CEO of Turner Broadcasting had: sent a memo to staffers on Tuesday alerting them to a restructuring that will be communicated in the next two months. "We'll...Show More Summary

7 Things That Are Not Like Rape

This week in stupid, men are lamenting that they are expected to make sure they aren't raping people. Chris Herries, a senior at Stanford University, complained to Bloomberg News that the burden is on men to not rape. There's an assumption...Show More Summary

Free at Last: My Stroll with the CNN Freedom Project

It's funny where the stroll takes me to sometimes; this time it has taken me to the Royal Television Society News Channel of the Year, Cable News Network! CNN has a freedom project that has been dedicated to fighting modern-day slavery...Show More Summary

In Conversation with Paul Holdengräber

This conversation first appeared in Full Stop. _____________ In this, our second conversation for Full Stop--you can find our first conversation here--Paul Holdengräber of the New York Public Library claims that good conversation can leave one "hopeful about the possibility of speech." As one of the world's leading conversationalists, he would know. Show More Summary

The Revolution May Not Always Be Televised, But It Damn Sure Will Be #Tweeted

When we hear the word revolution, one usually tends to think of images of rioting, unrest and utter chaos. But a revolution can also mean a break from traditional thinking; a revamp of the way we view things, accept stated norms and conduct ourselves. Show More Summary

If We Bend Not Our Energies

"... the hands of none of us are clean if we bend not our energies to righting these great wrongs." --W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk The nation's focus on the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri confers...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Slate Sees Videos on All Its Pages

Web magazine Slate says it can make up for a lack of opportunities for its video advertisers by turning every text article in to a video ad opportunity. Sales VP Anthony DeMaio tells Beet.TV in this video that the title recently enlisted...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Quality Is Key For Branded Content: News Corp's Chopra

Brands can win an audience for articles and videos they made, even in newspaper websites - if their material is worth consuming, according to a news group executive. Asked why users would consume content made by brands in vehicles designed...Show More Summary

How Campbell Brown's Education Reform Group Will Anger Republicans

Republicans no doubt cheered when the Vergara v. California decision was handed down, axing teacher tenure. And they'll no doubt be pleased by former CNN Anchor Campbell Brown's attack on teacher tenure, with her education reform group...Show More Summary

Talk to Your Kids About Ferguson

A few months ago, I was asked to speak about race at a cooperative preschool here in San Francisco. The group was mostly white, middle to upper middle class and socially progressive. There were a few folks of color in the room. Some were church folks, others academics and others stay-at-home parents. Show More Summary

Is It True That Everybody Uses Racist Language?

Think about the many times a celebrity has been caught muttering -- or in some cases, shouting -- racist comments. Or ponder how often somebody in the public eye has issued a bigoted tweet or did something else that made his or her fans say, "Give them a break. Show More Summary

The Fire This Time

I remember the stunned reaction of so many Americans back in the summer of 2005 when legions of poor black people in desperate circumstances seemed to have suddenly and inexplicably materialized in New Orleans during the flooding that...Show More Summary

The Best Way to Change Minds: Come Out, Stay Out and Speak Out

Last week my friend, Professor Jenny Boylan of Barnard College, penned an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times entitled "Trans Community Can Change Minds by Changing Discourse." I think it's very important that our scholars are finally being provided with a platform to reach a far wider audience, and Jenny is one of our most articulate spokeswomen. Show More Summary

Stop Pouring Ice on Clicktivism

Image Credit: Ritu Sharma, Social Media for Nonprofits What do Justin Timberlake, Oprah Winfrey, the Kennedys and Bill Gates all have in common? They have all dumped a bucket of ice water over their heads this summer, to raise awareness...Show More Summary

Honor Journalist James Foley: Don't Watch the Video

If the early reports are correct and journalist James Foley was, in fact, executed by ISIS, you can honor him -- and not play into the terroristic hands of that organization -- simply by not watching the video of his murder. Video voyeurism...Show More Summary

What Ferguson and the Middle East Really Have in Common

The Washington Post recently published an article comparing the police response to protesters in Ferguson, Mo. with the violent and repressive actions of governments in international conflicts, namely in the Middle East and North Africa. Show More Summary

The 10 Kinds of Trolls You Will Encounter When Talking About Mike Brown

If you're paying attention to the events unfolding in Ferguson -- and by God, you better be -- then you probably already know there is a group of people in this country of ours who are determined to change the focus of the conversation...Show More Summary

Blood Test That Allegedly Predicts Suicide Risk Only Looks Promising in the Media, Not in Science

For those who have been devastated by suicide, the news was encouraging: Researchers have discovered a simple blood test that can allegedly identify those who might consider taking their own life. "With a test like ours, we may be able...Show More Summary

The Media and John McCain: How Someone Always Wrong is Always on TV

Last month, Jon Stewart challenged John McCain to a "Wrong Off," betting that all the times Senator McCain has been wrong about, well, anything, far outnumbers the times Stewart has been proven wrong. I thought about that, when JohnShow More Summary

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