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Baltimore City Paper Staff Unionize

It has largely been digital publications who have been part of a new wave of unionization efforts, but the latest to unionize is a good old-fashioned alt-weekly, The Baltimore City Paper, a publication with a 50,000 print circulation and an average of 300,000 monthly unique visitors. All seven of the 10-member editorial staff who were...

Facebook: Here’s How to Leave a Group

Has someone ever added you to a Facebook group you had no interest in? Did you know you can leave Facebook groups at any time? Our guide will show you how to leave a group from within the Facebook mobile application. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Facebook app on iOS. Step 1: Tap...

Why Weekends Are a Great Time for Brands to Lift Their Instagram Engagement

Lazy weekend days are the best time to capture the attention of Instagram users, per research that social marketing vendor Later.com completed on Tuesday. The vendor generated the data from around 1 million brands, agencies, social consultants and small-to-medium-sized businesses. "According to our data, post rates slightly decrease on weekends since a lot of people,...

HBO Sued for Defamation

A defamation lawsuit was filed Wednesday against HBO, Time Warner, the writers of the pay-cable network’s “Last Week Tonight” and its host, John Oliver, by coal baron Robert E. Murray, the Daily Beast reports. The suit focuses on the most...

Fitness Model Killed When Whipped Cream Dispenser Explodes

A popular Internet personality who blogged about fitness, travel, lifestyles, fashion and food was killed in a freak accident when a whipped cream dispenser exploded. The family of Rebecca Burger posted a message on her Instagram account saying: ‘It is...

Fox Rolls Out Schedule for Fall

Fox announced its premiere dates for fall today, unveiling a schedule that includes the new shows “The Orville,” “Ghosted” and “The Gifted.” Seth MacFarlane’s “The Orville” will get the ball rolling on Fox’s fall season with two special post-NFL airings,...

Juror Says 10 of the 12 Cosby Jurors Thought the Comedian Was Guilty

One of the jurors in the Bill Cosby criminal trial said 10 of the 12 jurors agreed that Cosby was guilty on two of the three counts, ABC News reports. On the third count, only one juror thought Cosby was...

First-of-Its-Kind TV Tax Credit Passes NY Legislature

A tax incentive that’s being called the first of its kind has made it through the New York state Legislature. Deadline.com reports that the measure, whose aim is to boost women and minority writers and directors in television, needs the...

Back in the Spotlight: NFL Player Colin Kaepernick Compared Police to Slave Patrol

A social justice warrior in sports, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick blasted the decision of a jury to acquit a former police officer for shooting a concealed carry permit-carrying black male named Philando Castile. On Twitter, he tweeted an image comparing the badge of a police officer to a ‘runaway slave patrol’ badge. Stay classy, Kaepernick.

NFL Puts Pressure on Texas over Transgender Bathroom Bill

Just like the NBA and NCAA, the NFL is wandering into social justice over bathroom bills and gender identity. This time, the league is threatening the state of Texas (just like North Carolina) over bathroom preference. Is it the duty of sports leagues to interfere in social justice and social issues? Or should they stick […]

Media Fairness Caucus Newsletter – June 21, 2017

Read the June 21, 2017 issue (PDF) of the Media Fairness Caucus newsletter.

Kissing The Specious Present Goodbye

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Forgive me for complaining, but recent decades have not been easy ones for my peeps. I am from birth a member of the WHAM tribe, that once proud, but now embattled conglomeration of white, heterosexual American males. Show More Summary

Fabulous First Lines of 2017 (Round 1)

It's not easy to begin novels in fresh and interesting ways, but these writers managed it in style.

Bias Buzz Podcast- Why the Democrats Lost in Georgia, Will Obamacare be Repealed?, Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview Flops and More

Episode 77.  This week we discuss the special election in Georgia’s sixth district and how the Democrats managed to lose despite spending $23 million, Otto Warmbier and North Korean brutality, liberals blaming GOP for Congressional baseball shooting, will Laura Ingraham replace Sean Spicer and more. Please SUBSCRIBE on iTunes. SoundCloud audio is below

Fearless Girl’s Creators Tell All About Their Famous Statue, Including Her Biggest Secret

CANNES, France--Tali Gumbiner and Lizzie Wilson, the young creative team at McCann New York who made Fearless Girl, are at Cannes Lions for the first time. And as expected, it's been a bit of a crazy week for them. Their State Street Global Advisors statue, easily the most breakthrough pop-culture icon to emerge from advertising...

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