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The Short-Form Film Movement: As the feature loosens its grip, filmmakers find new opportunities in shorts.

Editor's note: On August 27, 2015, Fandor announced the launch of a short film channel on Vessel. Fandor's channel will showcase dozens of films, including Josephine Decker's Me the Terrible, premiering today (and available on Fandor five days later). Show More Summary

Fear and Loathing at 'The Denver Post': Leading Outdoors Columnist Dropped for No Good Reason

Recently, two editors at The Denver Post -- newsroom and sports -- decided to ditch the paper's long-running and wildly popular "Outdoors" column... and by extension, to disappear an award-winning Post writer of some 20 years, Scott Willoughby. Show More Summary

Meet the Millennial Who Will Make Your Career Go Viral

Photo Credit: Felix Dol Maillot At his favorite diner in Chelsea in New York, Francesco Marconi talks about Frankly Speaking, his career playbook, which cuts through the noise of career cliches and promises to help navigate through the...Show More Summary

A Month of Controversy and Hope

Last month was exciting. The excitement, controversy and indeed furor surrounding the launch of the Huffington Post Arabi website brought back to me lots of memories. Vivid, day to day memories of two decades of my work as a journalist. I...Show More Summary

Remembering Adam Ward

"How do you get a UVA grad off your porch? Pay him for the pizza!" That's how Adam Ward's funeral service began, with a joke, which, naturally was aimed at Virginia Tech's rivals, and a room erupting in laughter -- the kind of laughter Adam himself used to inspire. Show More Summary

Pastrami and Wisdom: Dr. Wayne Dyer on 'The Afternoon of Life'

Pastrami and wisdom. That was my first in-person encounter with Dr. Wayne Dyer. In April 2006, I had interviewed him by phone for my New York Times' column "Long Island at Worship" and our conversation had wandered into open spiritual water. Show More Summary

Remembering Dan Reimold, Who Believed Joy Always Wins Out

It's 5 a.m. on the morning after Dan's funeral, and I can't sleep. It's still dark out. Every time I try to let my mind rest, it starts spinning again, unable to process the fact that Dan has died. Less than two weeks ago, he replied to a Facebook message, still on the same plane as I am. Show More Summary

Voice of American Law Enforcement Blames Media For Latest Police Murders

Retired Las Vegas Metro Police Lieutenant Randy Sutton says that the media is responsible for advocating "the war on cops by using race baiting and irresponsible journalism to paint an improper picture of the issues that law enforcement...Show More Summary

Trump's Good Bad Speaking Style

It is now commonplace to say that Donald Trump is breaking and confounding all the rules of political behavior. He does everything you're not supposed to do -- disparage war heroes, demean minorities, insult women, ridicule opponents,...Show More Summary

A Psychiatrist Writing in The New York Times Forgets That First He Should "Do No Harm"

"First, do no harm" (Primum non nocere) is the first ethical axiom all medical students are taught. It takes many years to fully internalize what that means, from learning to respect the patient's determination of harm to himself, to...Show More Summary

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: The Virginia Shooting and Alex Jones' Unhinged Reaction to Hillary Clinton

Today's topics include: The Shooting in Virginia; Bob Takes on Gun-Worshiping Facebook Troll; Alex Jones Reacts to Virginia By Attacking Hillary Clinton; Chez Has Had Enough of Everything; The Second Amendment is the NRA's Skeleton Key; Dan Bidondi in Trouble with the Law; and much more. Show More Summary

MOJO: The Mobile Journalism Handbook

It's finally available, to demonstrate how we can all become MOJOs, with a cautionary note that it's not just technical skills that count, but a good basis in journalism. The "it" is the long-awaited MOJO: The Mobile Journalism Handbook...Show More Summary

Top 7 Reasons I Haven't Jumped Out a Window From Katrina 10 Coverage

1) I live on the first floor, so there would be no point. Pre-Katrina my husband Jeff and I lived on the second floor. Then we lived in Illinois, second floor again, while my parents both succumbed to the long goodbye of Alzheimer's Disease. Show More Summary

A Generation Desensitized to Gun Violence

Along with rest of the world on August 26th, I stared at my computer screen horror watching the final minutes of 24-year-old Alison Parker. The flooding of dread that washed over me while viewing the footage was not due to the graphic nature of the actual shooting. Show More Summary

Ashley Madison and the Hypocrisy of Male Internet Privacy Activists

The thing about the Ashley Madison leak that truly fascinates me is the hypocrisy of internet privacy activists, whom are predominantly male. No, I don't think it's necessarily fair to judge every person who has "cheated" on their spouse or with someone who is married. Show More Summary

Trust the Media

Let's get serious. As morbidly fascinating as the "Trump circus" has been so far, it's time we took a deep breath and acknowledged something that the media has known all along: Donald Trump, a rich, idiosyncratic blowhard with no discernible grind-it-out stamina, is absolutely, positively guaranteed to drop out of this race. Show More Summary

'Live' Murders in Virginia Show Need for Greater Training of Journalists Before They Go 'On-Air'

Joe Little of ABC Channel 10 News in San Diego had it right. He saw no need for media analysis when it came to Vester Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, who murdered two people and injured a third on air as his camera rolled. He quickly sent the footage to social media, including Facebook and Twitter. Show More Summary

Frontrunner Hillary Clinton faces anti-Clinton media narrative

We have been witnessing the most biased reporting of any election I have ever seen. This isn't only about FOX news spouting lies and bringing racists on to attack President Obama. This is about the media apparently doing all it can to...Show More Summary

Listening to Victims: Closing Thoughts From Four Months Covering the Aurora Theatre Shooting Trial

When Kathleen Larimer, who lost her son, John, in the Aurora Theatre shooting, made her victim impact statement in the final days of the trial, she began by telling the judge, "I am so tired of crying." She and her husband, Scott, had...Show More Summary

Thank Right-Wing Media Activists for Ted Cruz's Dismissal of Tough Questions As 'Liberal'

When Ted Cruz dismissed Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's questions to him on immigration as something a "liberal journalist" would ask, the right-wing Media Research Center applauded it. After all, that evasion tactic is straight from the MRC playbook. Show More Summary

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