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It’s Not Us, It’s You, RNC: A Break-Up Note From Cleveland

Dear Republican National Convention, So… we need to talk. We’ve built some great memories together. Remember when you came here for the 1924 convention and nominated President Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge? We partied hard that week - the first convention to give women equal representation! Good times. Show More Summary

Debunking The Media's Top Excuse For Giving Trump Billions In Free Publicity

He's a genius at exploiting the media, if at nothing else: Donald Trump's rise has been fueled by almost unbelievable amounts of free coverage -- well over $2 billion worth so far. Many have complained that this makes the media, hungry...Show More Summary

The Writing Life: Chasing Ambulances, Dodging Bullets

The best years of my professional life in the world of words were spent in newspaper journalism. I was fortunate to be hired by the New York Times while I was still at college in the United States. That was nearly five decades ago: the...Show More Summary


No issue is too big to be above the news cycle. In a world where we are overloaded with information, anyone fighting for a particular cause must seize those moments where they become top-of-mind for mainstream media. The timing of the...Show More Summary

Trump Flounders As the Stakes Get Bigger

Donald Trump has to be feeling the heat now. With polls a week ago showing essentially a dead heat for president between him and Hillary Clinton (new network polls show her moving back into a slender lead after receiving her Bernie Sanders...Show More Summary

The Media Must Stop Encouraging Terrorists

Terrorists use the media to communicate with their followers, recruits and potential targets. The Western media is only too willing to be used. ISIS desires to create a caliphate over which it exercises total control. Al-Qaeda, BokoShow More Summary

Lies, Damned Lies and Plain Nonsense

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji - Stands Up For Them) There is one thing about the Internet, Facebook and other forms of social media that is alarming: They open up the world to the worst forms of distortion ofShow More Summary

When Seeing Is No Longer Believing

Remember the video of the downhill skier being chased by a bear? It was not only all over the Internet, it was also all over the news. Amazing stuff? Of the hunters who were chased by the lion? Incredible. Increasingly, the web and the...Show More Summary

The Writing Life: Telex Machines and Baksheesh Of Another Era

I've often told friends that the worst professional decision that I ever made was to leave the hallowed hallways of the New York Times, where I'd worked since my college days in the United States. That was back in 1985, when the pursuit and practice of journalism was very different from what it is these days. Show More Summary

Our Perry Story Misfired. Here's Why.

by Alec Goodwin (Photo: Sarah Whitmire/Center for Public Integrity) Yesterday morning, we published a story saying that Jeffrey Miller, campaign manager of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's 2016 presidential campaign and the director of...Show More Summary

Media Massacre

There is so much wrong with the mass violence boiling through America. There are the unresolved racial issues we've glossed over for so long. There is the mass proliferation of guns including assault rifles. There is the clear evidence of widespread police brutality. Show More Summary

I Don't Know Much But I Know Why Black Lives Matter

Philando Castile and I share birthdays in July. This year, I celebrated mine with friends and family. But Castile's friends and family are mourning his death, killed by a police officer in the St. Paul, Minnesota, suburbs after he was pulled over for a broken taillight. He would have been 33. Show More Summary

Can Bernie Sanders Make A Big Difference for Hillary Clinton?

The latest polls, and the latest terrorist attack, make it appallingly clear that Donald Trump really can be elected president. Though many are still in denial about that, the sense that things are increasingly out of control and established...Show More Summary

Cannes 2016 Shingerview: David Sable, Y&R

"Cannes has changed a lot for the good. The promise of it was that it was about pure creativity, so you saw stuff that would win, but it might have tanked the client's business... What has happened over the years is that we have so many...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) AOL's Content Team Takes Charge To Clean Up Ads

CANNES -- If consumers are revolting against advertising because ad-tech has been too aggressive, why would anyone trust ad-tech to clean up the mess? That seems to be the rationale at AOL, whose content division is now taking a stronger...Show More Summary

Fox News Attacks Black Lives Matter As "Lawless" After Cheering Cliven Bundy's Lawless Militia

Fox News has rediscovered its love of law and order. In the wake of protests across the country by Black Lives Matter activists following the deaths of two African-American men at the hands of police, Fox has spent days loudly denouncing the group for its allegedly violent ways. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) 'Go Square' To Win At Facebook Video: Wibbitz CEO

First, it was a letterbox. Then, it was vertical. But is the future of video actually... square? Zohar Dayan thinks so. He's the CEO of Wibbitz, a company helping publishers make videos out of text articles. And, when it comes to distributing...Show More Summary

Live Streaming is Going To Turn The Cable Business Upside Down

Live from London at no cost This week we are running one of our video bootcamps in London. This morning, to demonstrate live streaming, something that simply did not exist a few years ago, we just 'went live' from our training room at the Thomson Foundation. Amazing. Two weeks ago, I was at a meeting at IBM's Watson Project in NY. Show More Summary

In Television, Nobody Knows Anything

ASPEN--Some of the smartest minds in the discombobulated world of the boob tube crammed into a rounded room at the Aspen Institute today for "Tuning In To The World of Television," a session that did nothing to change the perceptionShow More Summary

For The Record

Let me start by saying that addressing gossip is something I have never done. I don’t like to give energy to the business of lies, but I wanted to participate in a larger conversation that has already begun and needs to continue. Since I’m not on social media, I decided to put my thoughts here in writing. For the record, I am not pregnant. Show More Summary

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