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Giving female journalists a voice in developing nations

lobal Voices: Truthdig Women Reporting, a collaboration between Truthdig and the International Women’s Media Foundation, launched in June with a piece by Pakistani journalist Zubeida Mustafa that complicates the picture of her country, as portrayed in the Western media, as a place where women are only victims of oppression and violence. Show More Summary

Marijuana in the media

21 states (including DC) that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana 16 writers at The Cannabist, The Denver Post’s marijuana site 15-20 expected enrollment at Central Washington University’s “Marijuana Business Reporting” classShow More Summary

When quitting goes viral

t’s the ultimate fantasy of disgruntled journalists everywhere: quitting with a grand, public gesture that leaves bosses fuming and colleagues cheering. In recent years, there has been a boomlet of elaborate and very public resignations. Show More Summary

Newsrooms struggle with free-content strategy

ost of the media industry’s problems can be boiled down to simple math—or is it physics? Whichever it is, it’s not good. On one axis we can plot the dynamic force of advertising rates cratering toward ground level. On the other, we see the swelling public demand for things to read or watch or click, or talk back to....

Concussion controversy

I n 2014, the efforts to make organized sports safer and more just had a run of significant victories. In January, a federal judge rejected the NFL’s proposed $765 million concussion settlement, forcing the league to offer a better deal to retired players. In March, a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board’s Chicago office said Northwestern University football players...

How to crop photos for Facebook and adapt to the News Feed’s latest algorithm change

6 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Lost in the noise over Facebook’s crackdown on clickbait last week was another change to the social network that could impact all news organizations: the News Feed algorithm will now favor link posts over photo posts and status updates. When...Show More Summary

Fox News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz Dies

Mike Majchrowitz, Fox News Radio’s White House Correspondent, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He was 51. Majchrowitz joined FNC Radio during its early days in 2005. Called “Mac” by colleagues, he traveled the world covering presidential trips and also anchored FNC Radio’s coverage of elections, conventions, and debates. Show More Summary

David Muir Begins Run as Anchor of ‘World News Tonight’

“World News Tonight” anchor David Muir kicked off a new era of the ABC News flagship broadcast with a personal message to viewers and to his predecessor Diane Sawyer. “It is an honor to begin this journey with you,” Muir said at the beginning of the show. Show More Summary

Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, and Brian Williams Welcome Chuck Todd

8 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

During the final Sunday before Chuck Todd takes over as moderator of NBC’s ”Meet the Press,” the network introduced its newest chapter, with Todd in the seat most recently filled by the ousted David Gregory. Andrea Mitchell introduces...Show More Summary

Intruders Star Mira Sorvino Waits Until Her Kids Are Asleep to Binge on Banshee

Specs Who Mira Sorvino Age 46 Accomplishments Oscar-winning actress, currently starring in The Intruders on BBC America (Saturdays at 10/9c); United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking Base Los Angeles What’s theShow More Summary

Jim Parsons Hits the Stratosphere

Honestly, if this keeps up, they’re just going to have to rename the Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Comedy the Jim Parsons Award. Last week, the 41-year-old won the prize for a fourth time for his role as Sheldon Cooper, main character on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. Show More Summary

Pakistan’s Prime Minister meets with Army Chief over Crisis

WASHINGTON — Political tension continues to grow between the embattled secular civilian government and the country’s military, which has always been a caretaker of the Pakistani political system. Reuters reported that current prime minister Nawaz Sharif met army chief Raheel Sharif over widespread protests slamming Sharif’s government. Show More Summary

HOUSE OF THE DAY: Jane Fonda Is Selling Her 2,300-Acre Santa Fe Ranch For $19.5 Million

Jane Fonda is selling her very, very large Santa Fe ranch for $19.5 million. The actress' 'Forked Lightening Ranch' includes 2,300-deeded acres with over three miles of The Pecos River (one of the "finest trout fisheries in the state")...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Vice Sees Huge Upside for News Operation, Brian Dietz Tells Beet.TV

In just the past six month, Vice has become "one of the biggest newscasts in the country and possibly the world," says Vice SVP for sales Brian Dietz in this segment on Beet.TV.  Dietz tells our Ashley Swartz that Vice news has some 650K subscribers on YouTube and has had 70 million videos viewed since its March launch. Show More Summary

Al Qaeda Spawned A Monster Child, The Islamic Caliphate.

Middle East analysts are trying to assess this new beast that has emerged out of Islamist dysfunction: ISIL or, as they like to call themselves, The Islamic State. The borders of this imagined “state” are vague because this cult does not recognize borders. Their aim is to melt all the boundaries established by the victorious […]

Official Lies Mask Russian and Chinese Aggression

Even the liberal media couldn’t defend President Obama’s bizarre public statement about having no strategy to confront the Islamic State terrorist group. But many in the media went along with his failure to describe the Russian invasion of Ukraine as an invasion.

How A Comedian Tricks Small-Business Owners Into Outrageous Marketing Ideas On 'Nathan For You'

Nathan Fielder, the 31-year-old Canadian comedian behind stunts like the "Dumb Starbucks" prank, just wrapped up Season 2 of his Comedy Central show, "Nathan For You." In the show, a deadpan Fielder offers outrageous advice to business owners, trying to help them increase revenue, but through the most extreme means. Show More Summary

New Yorker Illustrator Tips His Cap to Derek Jeter

15 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

In 2001, illustrator Mark Ulriksen told the San Francisco Chronicle that growing up, all he wanted to be was a center fielder for the San Francisco Giants. But over the years, his allegiances have gravitated to another MLB team, creating...Show More Summary

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