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Jenner's Thrill of Victory, Four Decades After the Olympic Gold Medal

I've now had three days to think deeply on the content and significance of the Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC News this past Friday night. My initial thoughts were published in the Washington Blade early Saturday morning, and I expressed a synopsis of my current thinking on HuffPost Live this morning. Show More Summary

My Battle With My Pandora Station

My music tastes are simple. I like songs that make my toe tap, put a smile on my face and that are good to work out to. So when I browsed Pandora radio looking for my 'perfect station, it wasn't too tough to settle on 'Today's Hits Radio'. Show More Summary

Thank You, Bobby Jindal!

In a New York Times op-ed (April 23), Louisiana Governor and former GOP wonder-boy Bobby Jindal did his best, full-throated Tom Petty imitation. "I won't back down," Jindal effectively told the nation. Not when it comes to facilitating...Show More Summary

Lost in the Dyson-West Debate: Obama Hasn't 'Ideologically Cheated On' African Americans

If you missed Michael Eric Dyson's grating takedown of Cornel West in The New Republic last week, let me offer a synopsis: The piece is more than eight thousand words of name-dropping and self-congratulation in service of the argument that West engages in too much name-dropping and self-congratulation. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Video Journalists Are Finally 'Journalists,' The New York Times' Bruce Headlam Says

Not that long ago, video journalists were sort of appendages to print reporters, expanding and amplifying print stories.   That role has evolve to where video journalists are now journalists, says Bruce Headlam, Managing Editor for Video...Show More Summary

Why the Bechdel Test Fails Feminism

Think of your favorite movie. Got it? Good. Keep it in mind while you read this. My favorite movie is Get Smart, because I love anything with Steve Carell. Recently in one of my classes, a teacher asked us for our favorite movies, then...Show More Summary

Dear NPR... Nevermind

This past Saturday morning I was listening to the radio when yet another story about the tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea that resulted in over 700 dead came on. I immediately thought: I can't take this anymore. A week after the tragedy,...Show More Summary

It's NewFronts. Here's What Advertisers Can Learn From President Obama.

Ever since Harry Truman made the first televised presidential address in 1947, TV has been the White House's go-to medium for speaking to the American people, unparalleled in reach and credibility. But in the past few months, the Obama...Show More Summary

40 Years Later, Will the End Games in Iraq and Afghanistan Follow the Vietnam Playbook?

How to Turn a Nightmare into a Fairy Tale Cross-posted with If our wars in the Greater Middle East ever end, it’s a pretty safe bet that they will end badly -- and it won't be the first time. The “fall of Saigon” in 1975 was the quintessential bitter end to a war. Show More Summary

A World Without Newspapers

All the news that's fit to print.... I am old. I am so old that I still like to start each morning with a printed, paper newspaper at breakfast. I could read the paper online, on my iPad or my phone, but there is something enormously...Show More Summary

Would You Call Jesus 'illegal?'

As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors. The Bible tells us to welcome strangers in our land and to love them as we love ourselves. That's why the media and all Americans should immediately stop referring to our undocumented...Show More Summary

I Was On The Dr. Oz Show. Here's The Problem With The Wizard Behind The Curtain

I was once on Dr. Oz's show, in the spring of 2012. I had written an essay about the three and a half years I had spent trying to change my sexual orientation from gay to straight, and Dr. Oz was doing a special on ex-gay therapy. What I remember most about coming on the Dr. Show More Summary

How Can the Bruce Jenner Interview Help Us Better Serve Our Audience

Media attention surrounding Bruce Jenner is reaching a crescendo with Diane Sawyer's two-hour interview kicking off ABC's sweeps programing. While Jenner hasn't confirmed the widespread speculation of being transgender, that hasn't dampened such expectations, or fears among transgender advocates surrounding the event. Show More Summary

Gender in Presidential Politics: Changing the Conversation

Imagine a president of the United States. Who do you see? If your image is based on the roster of presidents to date, you've automatically pictured a man. From Victoria Woodhull in 1872 to Shirley Chisholm in 1972, women have soughtShow More Summary

Reading the Pictures: Dead in the Water. Or: Ecology is About People, Too.

I was all prepared to talk about the paradox of this photo, given this lagoon will be the site of the Olympic rowing and canoe sprint events at the 2016 games in Rio. That's the path I was going down until Monday happened -- when the...Show More Summary

The Art of Being Alive Series: An Ethnographic Project Dedicated to Our Millennial Generation

Have you been hearing the term "millennials" lately and wondering what this term really signifies as we attempt to name or identify a new era of generation, or have you wondered exactly what age group falls within this term? According to the PEW research, generational names are the handiwork of popular culture. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Media Future Is Disruption And Data: GroupM's Gotlieb

After two decades with the world's largest ad media company by billings, the man they call "the king of advertising" is still hungry, still changing. Good job - advertising is about to change, a lot. "If someone were to watch me in any...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Adobe Turns Sony's Crackle In To A Rolling Channel: Balchandani

LAS VEGAS -- Sony's Crackle online video-on-demand service is adding rolling, back-to-back video playback for what it's calling "Always On" consumption. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Adobe Primetime director Lalit Balchandani...Show More Summary

Ben Affleck - When TMZ Meets TMI

Dying for a Presidential fortune... (courtesy, Wikicommons) Actor Ben Affleck, recently the subject of the PBS series Searching For Your Roots, a direct copy, by the way of the BBC series Who Do You Think You Are, found out that his ancestors were once slave-holders. This proved particularly embarrassing for Mr. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) What's Next with Premiere Pro: Adobe's Al Mooney Talks "Project Candy"

LAS VEGAS - At the NAB Show, Adobe announced a number of new enhancements along with future plans for its popular video editing program Premiere Pro. At the show, we spoke with Al Mooney who heads the video editing product team.  WeShow More Summary

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