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Veteran Correspondents Urge Early-Career Journalists to Look Beyond Conflict

By Charles M. Sennott NEW YORK -- Sebastian Junger offered a cautionary tale to aspiring journalists about the unprecedented peril of reporting in the field these days and the toll it has taken on a generation of correspondents. TheShow More Summary

Is Media the Problem? The Giuliani Story That Never Should Have Been

Several years ago, a local newspaper received a scurrilous letter to the editor, bashing me, my accomplishments, and my personality. The editor called me and said that she wanted me to be aware of the letter, but that she was not publishing it because she did not regard it as news. Show More Summary

How the Other Half Works: News Goes Constructive

The worst-case scenario news story is less likely to inspire positive action or go viral, and could be delaying political decision making around sustainability. "The darkest corners can be illuminated," stated the notice in the newspaper in 1887. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Making the "Media Revolution:" IPG's Roth, WPP's Sorrell, AOL's Armstrong and GroupM's Gotlieb

The role of the media agency is dramatically changing with entrance of "biased" tech companies, says Michael I. Roth, CEO of Interpublic Group. He says the role of the unbiased, "agnostic"  media agency is more important than ever. Sir...Show More Summary

Should News Outlets, Social Media and Internet Services Curb Public Access to ISIS?

Any rational person viewing even a portion of an ISIS snuff video has wondered: Do these maniacs really think that they can win popular support for their cause through grisly online depictions of immolations and mass beheadings? Don't...Show More Summary

Fox Should be 'Fair and Balanced' and Suspend Bill O'Reilly for Lying About a 'War Zone'

Before his recent controversy, Bill O'Reilly cited a phony statistic in a publication that doesn't exist. Threatening Globe and Mail columnist Heather Mallick with a boycott against Canada, O'Reilly claimed that "they've lost billions...Show More Summary

Williams vs. O'Reilly

It's old news now that Brain Williams of NBC exaggerated his Iraq War story of a helicopter being fired upon by a RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade). The event happened in 2003, and Williams spoke of it several times over the next decade, always pointing out that it was a helicopter in front of his that was hit. Show More Summary

Rudy Giuliani Is Not Feeling the Love

Former New York mayor and rightwing gadfly Rudy Giuliani is dog whistling again, using coded racial language to stir political passions. The language is racial, insofar as it suggests a fundamental difference in identity between Obama and the rest of us. Show More Summary

The Oscars and Our Abusive Relationship With Celebrities

The Oscars represent a time for us to celebrate our favorite movies and the people who make movies. But it is also the time when we vilify the same celebrities that we glorify; we highlight every bad movie, every horrible outfit, every awkward, cringe-worthy social interaction. Show More Summary

How the Internet Made Us Gay

"How many of you believe gays and lesbians should be able to marry one another? Raise your hands." Our interrogator was not a Gallup census taker but a historical re-enactor, dressed as a 19th century school marm. In 2001, my 24 sixth...Show More Summary

Brian Williams Doesn't Deserve All the Blame

Because of his ability to straddle the fine line between news and entertainment, Brian Williams became the popular anchor of NBC Nightly News. In addition to his news anchor duties, Williams was a rock star at NBC because he could be...Show More Summary

What's Next for Jon Stewart?

In Jon Stewart's relatively low-key announcement that he will be leaving The Daily Show, he didn't say much about his plans: "I don't have any specific plans -- got a lot of ideas; I got a lot of things in my head." As he said this at the end of his Feb. Show More Summary

The Oscar's 'Meta-Film' Bias and What This Says About Human Nature

For the third time in four years, the Oscar for Best Picture has gone to a film about film -- a "meta-film" if you will. In 2011, The Artist examined film and art from behind the scenes and last year, Birdman did the same with a darker...Show More Summary

O'Reilly, Williams and Real War Correspondents

We now know that, according to the reporters who were with him at the time, some of Bill O'Reilly's war stories from Argentina aren't true. We also know that at least one of Brian Williams' war stories wasn't true. Does it matter? Should it matter? From the point of view of a veteran of the war in Iraq, my answer is yes. Show More Summary

Neil Patrick Harris's Edward Snowden Joke: Far From Funny

Neil Patrick Harris should be chastised and fired for what he said about Edward Snowden at the Oscars last night (Feb. 22). His remark was not the least bit funny, and it was an insult not only to Snowden but also to Laura Poitras, who...Show More Summary

Racism Is Never 'Just a Joke'

At what point exactly does it stop being "just a joke," "take it easy," "you're being oversensitive!"? When does it become blatant and inexcusable racism? Apparently, Sean Penn questioning, "who gave this son of a bitch his green card?"...Show More Summary

New York Times Fails Education Reform -- Again

Two weeks ago the New York Times published a guest editorial by Chad Aldeman defending keeping annual testing as a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as Congress is debating revisions and renewals to the changes made in the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Show More Summary

Is Rudy the Rev Al of the Right?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green They're both famous, divisive, demagogic headline-hunters and racial accelerants - and problems for their respective parties given their unpopularity with large blocks of voters along racial lines. Lowry and...Show More Summary

There's A Long, Long Trail A-Winding

There's a long, long trail a-winding By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Native Sun News February 23, 2015 When a ship is about to leave port the boatswain's mate and the deck crew hoist the anchor and this is where the phrase "anchors aweigh," originates. Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly Is a Liar: And I Am the Proof

(Disclaimer: I guested a number of times on The Factor...not after I wrote my column) Bill O'Reilly is being taken to task for his "combat experience" during the Falklands War, in a location where there was no combat to experience. Was...Show More Summary

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