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Hillary Clinton Is Right on Climate Change and the New York Times Is Wrong

Last week, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton detailed her positions on energy and climate change, setting the goal of generating 33 percent of America's electricity from renewable sources by 2027. While I believe we can do better...Show More Summary

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Sarah Palin Can't Answer Bill O'Reilly's Questions, Plus Fox News Punches More Homeless People

Today's topics include: Sarah Palin Gets Totally Confused with Bill O'Reilly; The Insufferable Jesse Watters Punches More Hobos; It's Possible to Care About Cecil the Lion and Other Issues at the Same Time; Bob's Latest Twitter Battle with Dan Bidondi; The Bionic Dan Bidondi Bionic Italian Airlines; and much more. Show More Summary

Muslims, Mass Shootings and the Media

The most up to date tally of mass shootings in the U.S. shows that there have been 207 mass shootings in 2015 so far (where "mass shooting" is defined as four or more people shot in one incident). Shooting Tracker, "the world's only crowdsourced mass shooting tracker," provides the best record of these atrocities. Show More Summary

How About Them Lady Sports Announcers?

I have a friend who, in most other ways doesn't strike me as someone you would classify as "sexist," likes to remind me of an embarrassing incident that occurred the year Derek Jeter announced his intended retirement as Yankees shortstop. Show More Summary

The Perils of Native Advertising

Reading Joe Nocera's New York Times column this week, in which he bemoans the rise of Native Advertising (the practice by which newspapers publish paid ads that mimic the news in tone and feel), you'd think he discovered something new. Show More Summary

Why American Journalism Is in a State of Crisis

Will McAvoy, a TV journalist in the HBO drama The Newsroom, tells a colleague: "I don't believe in censorship, but I'm a big believer in self-censorship." It's a simple principle that guided generations of journalists and news organizations in America for decades, but one that the press now seems to have forgotten. Show More Summary

Seven Years Later: What Exactly Did Rupert Murdoch Do To The Wall Street Journal?

Seven years ago, Rupert Murdoch ended the 105-year-long ownership of the Wall Street Journal by the Bancroft family, when he bought the paper for $5 billion. Employees, readers, and investors were terrified that Murdoch might turn the Journal into, say, the New York Post, maybe even with half-naked starlets on page 3. Show More Summary

There's A Movie Donald Trump Doesn't Want You To See. It's About Him.

Want to see a video about Donald Trump that tells you more than he'd like you to know? Here's the preview. You'll notice that the trailer for "Trump: What's the Deal?" mentions that the film was made "some years ago." A quarter of a century later, here it is. Show More Summary

Weighing in on Women and Beer

It's time to share some personal thoughts on a theme I seem to speak to on a weekly basis: women and beer. In light of the recent Bud Light #UpForWhatever campaign, which included the tagline, "The perfect beer for removing 'no' from...Show More Summary

Rand Paul, Libertarian?

Sen. Rand Paul has made safeguarding civil liberties a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, and he hasn't been afraid to take on his own party in that fight. At the end of May, as key provisions of the USA Patriot Act were set to...Show More Summary

Here's Who Could Save Daytime Juggernaut 'The View'

"The View Adrift." Illustration by Bridget Starr Taylor After a decline in ratings by 16 percent at The View, the daytime juggernaut will need drastic changes to survive another round of not so surreptitious beatings from competitors. Now...Show More Summary

Your Pictures Of The Homeless Aren't Gritty, They're Exploitative.

A Vietnamese girl running from a cloud of napalm. A police dog viciously attacking a black man during a 1963 Civil Rights Protest in Birmingham, AL. The Twin Towers burning against a bright blue sky. The most iconic pictures in photojournalism are either violent or depressing. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) A "Whole New World" of Video Advertising Coming to Comcast/NBCU, Driven by Set-Top Data

CANNES - Comcast's data from its twenty millions set-top boxes, coupled with marketers' first party data, will create a "whole new world" for NBC Universal, for both advertising and content creation, explains Linda Yaccarino, Chairman,...Show More Summary

Stop Giving Mass Shooters the Celebrity They Crave

First there was Columbine, then Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook, then there was Fort Hood followed by Chattanooga, and then there was Aurora, CO followed by Lafayette, LA. The pattern of copycat mass shootings is clear, but what is less obvious is how the media has been inadvertently inspiring, rewarding and encouraging these shooters. Show More Summary

Writers for the Sea Is the Next Wave in Literature

As I recently reported in Publishers Weekly Writers for the Sea is a new organization formed on June 8, 2015--World Oceans Day--and already making a splash offering many enthralling ways of describing our salty blue marble planet. What...Show More Summary

Why a NYT Editor Left Her Job to Start the News Site Kicker

Kicker is a news website that helps you get up to speed easily by making news digestible, engaging, and actionable. They're one of the women-led startups who came in 3 rd place for the Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition. Holly...Show More Summary

The Next Major LGBT Rights Battle Is Happening In Houston - and Conservatives Are Telling Its Story

Houston looks set to become ground zero for the country's next major LGBT civil rights battle. How national and local media cover that fight could help determine how the rest of the country thinks about the next stage of the struggle for...Show More Summary

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: The Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion, Plus Trump Is Winning and Sarah Palin Goes Full Confederate Flag

Today's topics include: Alex Jones Attacks Bob for his Planned Parenthood Article; Dan Bidondi Defends Trump's John McCain Remarks; Ben Carson Thinks Planned Parenthood is Eliminating Black People; Trump Might Run as a Third Party Candidate; Jeb Bush's Head Deflates, Says Medicare Should Be Phased Out; and much more. Show More Summary

Legal Battle Dogs Lebanese 'Fe-Male' Journalist

Lebanese journalist Hayat Mirshad, at loggerheads with TV personality Tony Khalife over social media posts in which she accused him of being a sexist advocate of domestic violence, is in legal hot water. Screen shot of provocative Hayat...Show More Summary

How to Deal With the Media

As a media owner (I publish Latte Magazine for Business Chicks) I get to see the process from that side, dealing with people who want to get in the media, and people who do eventually get featured. Being in this position has taught me some valuable lessons on how to deal with the media, and of course, what not to do. Show More Summary

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