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Gaza in Social Media Images Speaks Volumes

The images from and about Gaza disseminated through social media are striking, searing, poignant and loaded with messages, proving, yet again, that a picture (or cartoon) is worth a thousand words. They range from neutral to graphicShow More Summary

Columnist Besmirches Alcoholics and Addicts

Andrea Peyser may not be known outside the five boroughs or the New York City metro area, but she is a daily columnist in the New York Post, and she has an axe to grind with addicts. Armed with extensive research and study in, well, nothing, she pontificates about addiction and addicts, beating the same drum every time addiction catches her eye. Show More Summary

The Iron Dome Inside the Heads of Israel's Leaders

When you go to a dictionary to look up dome, you find lots of references to hemispherical structures or forms. You also find that it is slang word for the head. And so, it may not be much of a stretch to look at the "Iron Dome" counter-missile...Show More Summary

Female Editors: It's Okay to Be Pushy and Bossy. I Am.

She was about to cover her first NBA playoffs and was nervous. My hometown team, the Sacramento Kings, were going up against the Los Angeles Lakers with Shaq and Kobe and everyone was super excited. But when my reporter arrived at the arena for a lives hot, she panicked. Show More Summary

How to Stop Pissing Off Reporters: VentureBeat Edition

A weekly series featuring interviews with media veterans, offering in-the-trenches advice to help PR people be less irritating -- and more successful -- in their careers. If you've spent any time in the world of startups or Silicon Valley,...Show More Summary

Educating Geraldo Rivera and the Men Like Him

On a recent appearance on Fox's show Outnumbered, Geraldo Rivera made the following remarks during a discussion about marriage: I know this may provoke a Stephen Smith-like reaction, but I think essentially -- although there's an increase...Show More Summary

London Live Starts to Pull the Plug

The logic behind it seemed so impeccable: "If New York can manage six local TV stations, the idea that London cannot sustain one is bonkers". Thus, former British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt launched a string of local TV stations for...Show More Summary

3 Ways to Write Press Releases That Piss Off Journalists

You pitched your services as a PR guru and got your clients to agree to a decent retainer for those services. Go you! But now, your client, who thinks he should be GQ's Man of the Year, is buggin' out because your pitches go unanswered. It's impossible to guarantee placements and you've told your client this, but he's not happy. Show More Summary

You Decide What Beauty Is: Pushing Past Media-Driven Aesthetics

Many American popular culture icons have a standard look: skinny, yet perfectly curvy, fair skin and light eyes. Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow, Marlon Brando and Leonardo DiCaprio are all undeniably stunning and stylish in their own way,...Show More Summary

Meet My Friend Imprisoned in Iran

My friend, Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian, was recently arrested in Iran. When his home was raided, Jason's Iranian wife and two other dual nationals were also taken into custody. Fast forward one week, and four unknowns increasingly...Show More Summary

Let's Call 'Corporate Inversion' for What It Is: A Gaping, Unpatriotic Tax Loophole

In 2004, Congress enacted a law to prevent "corporate inversions" in which corporations reincorporate in a foreign country to avoid paying U.S. taxes, but a gaping loophole allows corporations to get around this law by merging with a foreign company. Simply put, it allows corporations to avoid paying taxes when they "renounce their U.S. Show More Summary

5 Ways to Find Romance in a Porn-Saturated World

About two years ago, when I was staying with my then-boyfriend in Brooklyn, I hopped on his computer for some crucial online endeavor, like consulting photos of perfectly-poached eggs, and was greeted by several open browser windows, the most memorable of which was a shot of a redhead's ass that I swear you would need pliers to capture. Show More Summary

A Kind Word for Amazon

Is your book out? Is my book out? Duh? It came out three months ago! I've been giving talks about it to small groups across the nation -- from Boston to New Orleans, New York to Kansas. Washington, D.C. Talking and signing. Haven't heard of it. Of course not! There haven't been any reviews. Show More Summary

Is All Clickbait Created Equal? In Defense of Deep Thinking

Or, Orange is the New Black Lives! The Giant Squid Was Photoshopped! Blake Griffin Didn't Smack Justin Bieber! I don't wanna kill you! What would I do without you?... No, no, you complete me. Two things happened to me recently: 1) IShow More Summary

Today's Modern Family, As Advertised

I guess we should begin by thanking the television show Modern Family. The show's creators put the new "modern family" on the map by blowing away all the old stereotypes of what a family should look like. Upon its debut and in all the...Show More Summary

News Media, There's a War on Elephants

The slaughter of Africa's elephants for their ivory is leaving a devastating number of casualties: some conservationists cite as many as 50,000 are being killed annually. It's a full-on massacre. It's a genocide, actually, if you are gutsy enough to call it what it is. Getting ivory from an elephant takes effort, and brutality. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Hearst is Building a "Netflix Model" Around Magazine Video Content

Hearst has just launched "Cosmo Body," a daily fitness show which is advertiser-free and is  being offered on a subscription basis.  This is the first of what will be a number of Hearst titles and Hearst partners who will be part ofShow More Summary

(VIDEO) If "Content Is King," then "Distribution is Queen" as Paid Media is Essential, Mindshare Entertainment Prez David Lang

Mindshare, the media agency within WPP, has created some 250 branded campaigns for video and television over the past 9 years, says David Lang, Chief Content Officer and President of the agency's entertainment division,  in this interview with Beet.TV  On the subject of viral video hits and paid vs. Show More Summary

Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird

Finally, a documentary that's fun to watch -- and has its share of wisdom embellished by moments of laugh out loud. Gahan Wilson is one of the most unknown known (no reference to Errol Morris and Secretary McNamara!) people inhabiting modern culture. Show More Summary

Chetan Bhagat Crosses a Line: Public Figure to Public Enemy?

Last week, bestselling Indian English author Chetan Bhagat tweeted this about the Gaza-Israel conflict to his almost 3 million followers: What is happening to Gaza isn't fair but sadly that is the only way sometimes terrorist organizations and their supporters learn to behave. Show More Summary

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