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(VIDEO) Nielsen Relies on eXelate for Programmatic Data

AUSTIN - As part of its deeper push into programmatic buying, Nielsen is increasingly relying on data from eXelate across a variety of video offerings, says David Hohman, EVP and Managing Director of Agency Solutions at Nielsen, in an...Show More Summary

David Laventhol, Moses, and Newspaper People Wandering in the Wilderness

I read David Laventhol's obituary today and recalled a conversation I had with him 25+ years ago when he was publisher of the Times and president of Times Mirror. At the time, I was the manager of training and organizational development for the newspaper. Show More Summary

How to Take Photos for Your Fashion Blog (No Photographer Boyfriend Necessary)

A behind the scenes of the photography in my first fashion post: how I did it, and how you can do it too. I'd always found the idea of fashion blogging somewhat terrifying. I love fashion, writing, photography and blogging, but I find trying to get a good photo of myself a bit stressful. Show More Summary

Now That Hillary Clinton Is Announcing, Here's What I'd Ask Her

I was wrong. I didn't think Secretary Clinton would run for president in 2016. I looked at it through my eyes and I think, "why would anyone want that job?" I sure don't. The only answer I can come up with is that candidates in both parties believe they can help people more; that they can try to make the world better as president. Show More Summary

Encryption Becomes a Part of Journalists' Toolkit

At a workshop at Medill School of Journalism's Washington, DC newsroom, David Reese (left) helps Amy McCullough (right), an editor for Air Force Magazine, install PGP encryption for her email. Behind, Aaron Rinehart helps Sarah Kinosian, a human rights worker, do the same. By J. Show More Summary

The Professional Journalists vs. The Video

Walter Scott murder caught on iPhone Last week, following the MoJoCon in Dublin, there followed a heated discussion about the value of the 'journalist', culminating (perhaps) in an article in The Guardian by Roy Greenslade. My argument...Show More Summary

The Twitter Trollin' Is Still Rollin'

Recently the CEO of Twitter, Dick Costolo, said that "We suck at dealing with abuse." Something those of us who use Twitter already knew. He vowed to act tougher on it, but here we are over two months after that statement, and the sucking at controlling abuse continues. Show More Summary

Columbia's ?Rolling Stone Review Misses Mark on UVA Culture

Sunday, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism released its report on the journalistic catastrophe that was Rolling Stone's "A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA," an article detailing anShow More Summary

Cakewalk Cotton and 'Kill the Deal' Kristol's Easy War

Within the last few days, neo-conservative pundit Bill Kristol and the Ayatollah's pen pal, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) have added their names to the list of people seriously suggesting airstrikes on Iran might better constrain that country's nuclear programs than negotiations. Show More Summary

Internet, Please Stop Telling Everybody What to Do

In case you haven't noticed, the Internet has gotten super bossy lately. Yeah, sure, it was always a know-it-all. It was always a little creepy, little judgy. But those bits were avoidable in the beginning. Back in the day, the Internet was avoidable. Show More Summary

Curing Social Media of Its Outrage Addiction May Start on Campus

The problem with books that diagnose great societal failures--from the housing bubble to civil liberties violations in the "war on terror," and everything in between--is that they tend to come out after the moral panic or shameful event has largely, if not entirely, passed. Show More Summary

Political Trash Talk's Toll

Review of In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media by Diana C. Mutz. 263 pp. $29.95 "If a producer can find someone who eggs on conservative listeners to spout off and prods liberals into shouting back, he's got a show," Bill O'Reilly, host of The O'Reilly Factor, declared a few years ago. Show More Summary

Is It Right to Blame Depression for the Crash of Germanwings Flight 9525?

Horrified, the world recently witnessed the tragic crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 and the death of all 150 people aboard. What was probably most tragic about this incident was that it was potentially preventable. The reporting on this incident has focused on the mental health history of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz. Show More Summary

How My White Husband Reminded Me That I'm a Black Girl Who Rocks

Like many other black women across the country, my eyes were glued to BET last Sunday night. I had been waiting to see Black Girls Rock! (BGR!) since last year's event ended. Two hours of talented black women performing and encouraging one another is basically my version of Disney World. Show More Summary

Why Did Dr. Fredric Brandt Die?

Since I heard that Dr. Fredric Brandt died I've been angry about the bullying he endured, being portrayed as a sort of mad scientist in various media, most recently on the TV show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. We've learned that Dr. Brandt suffered from depression. Show More Summary

Oprah's O Magazine Turns 15: The Psychosocial Components of Its Continued Popularity

As Oprah Winfrey fans celebrate next month's crystal anniversary of her popular magazine, it's hardly surprising that O, The Oprah Magazine continues to witness circulation success. In a climate of fail-and-fold publications, O addresses the important components that attract its strong demographic and keeps them coming back for more. Show More Summary

Mis-Information on TV News

Clarissa Ward - CBS News CBS Sunday Morning (a show I used to work on, and maybe the best news show on TV) ran a piece this morning in which CBS News correspondent Clarissa Ward endeavored to explain the differences between Shia andShow More Summary

Why the Rolling Stone Fiasco is Sign of a Much Deeper Problem

Rolling Stone has finally retracted its controversial article "A Rape on Campus" after the completion of an independent report by Columbia University's Journalism School which criticized the magazine for shoddy journalism and unsubstantiated accusations. Show More Summary

Dear Dean of the Journalism School....

Merry Christmas! For the past few days I have been writing about the 'death' of journalism as a profession. This morning, I got an email from a classmate of mine at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (Class of 1983). She...Show More Summary

Rush Limbaugh, Dearborn and the Muslim Baker Bigotry Myth

Honestly, this is so stupid I'm not even sure where to start. Rush Limbaugh had a rant about how the LGBT community is afraid of "battling" Muslims over wedding cakes, because our real goal is an "all-out assault on Christianity." His single point of reference? A heavily edited video in Dearborn, Mich. Show More Summary

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