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Music Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Fixes Post-Funding Gap, Musicraiser Opens London Office

One of the big issues in crowdfunding is the gap between the end of a successful campaign and the delivery of whatever was funded. Indiegogo is now addressing that gap by allowing not only "contributions" after the initial funding period but by enabling the connection with fans to continue. Show More Summary

Looks Like I Called It

This is depressing.  But it’s worth reading nonetheless. Apparently the proposed US military deployment to West Africa to assist with the current Ebola outbreak is not exactly very well thought-out.  It’s apparently gotten about the same amount of thought and planning to date as you’d devote to planing taking a shower. Operation Massive Cluster, indeed.  […]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of Sept. 8

“CBS This Morning” may be in third place, but it’s the only morning show to see year-over-year growth. Last week, “CTM” was the only breakfast program to grow in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo. “CTM” was up +5% in viewers and...Show More Summary

The anti-war whispers

I know something about the anti-war protests of the last Iraq War, often times finding myself in the center armed with nothing but my camera. And, yeah, now that Obama has begun it’s second term safely, some of the anti-war creatures from the last decade’s protests are raising their slimy heads, a little. John Kerry […]

Verizon devotes $13M to solar projects in New Jersey

Verizon has made more progress with its on-site green energy program, announcing that it will invest over $13 million to expand three of its locations in New Jersey.

Fellow who ambushed troopers was reenactor

Last weekend, we reported a bit about the Pennsylvania State Troopers who were ambushed at their barracks in Blooming Grove. Today at Fox News we read that the fellow they’re looking for in regards to the attack, Eric Matthew Frein, is an East European soldier reenactor; Frein has also changed his hairstyle. He shaved his […]

Sick of ‘Sensational Stories’, Reporter Gives Up TV News to Become a Doctor

The hours are still lousy, but for James Lozada, a former reporter at Las Vegas ABC affiliate KTNV, the satisfaction of being a doctor is light years ahead of his time in TV news. “I found that sensational stories were favored over thought-provoking ones,” he told Kiplinger’s Pat Mertz Esswein. Show More Summary

Alexander, McConnell Propose NLRA Changes That Would Reshape Board and Its Processes

By Lawrence E. Dubé, Bloomberg BNA A bill introduced Sept. 16 by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and co-sponsored by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would enlarge the National Labor Relations Board from five to six members and make important changes in the board's decision-making process as well as in litigation before the NLRB and the federal courts.

Stephen Arnold Music Selling Original Documentary to Local Stations

At least 64 local stations across the country will be celebrating Black History Month in February 2015 with an original documentary called The Journey – 450 Years of the African-American Experience, created by Stephen Arnold Music’sShow More Summary

A better solution to the minimum-wage debate

By Michael Saltsman, Crain's Chicago Business This fall, Illinois voters will consider a nonbinding referendum on whether to raise the state's minimum wage to $10 an hour from its current $8.25.

Alanis Morisette Featured on 'Super Soul Sunday' September 21 on OWN

Oprah is joined by Alanis for a conversation about passion, art and the spiritual lessons that have helped her remain grounded despite the rollercoaster ride of stardom and success.

Twitter Quantifies Impact Of Live-Tweeting On TV Engagement

Everyone in the TV business knows the story of how the enthusiastic embrace of by Shonda Rhimes and helped “Scandal” go from living on the cancellation bubble to being a ratings hit. And everyone in the TV business wants their shows to be ratings hits. So why isn’t everyone in the TV business tweeting more? [...]

'Señora Acero' to Premiere Tuesday, September 23 on Telemundo

The highly anticipated new Telemundo series “Señora Acero” premieres next Tuesday, September 23rd at 10pm (EST)/9c. Blanca Soto stars in “Señora Acero,”

7 Tips for Better E-Mail Newsletters for Your Non-Profit

Does your non-profit use e-mail newsletters to cultivate and steward donors?  If not, it should… e-mail newsletters are one of the easiest and best ways to stay in touch with donors, update them on your work, and make them feel like part of your team. If you are going to be sending out e-newsletters, though, […]

Longform’s New App: More Great Journalism Without The Filter

For anyone who cares about the future of journalism, one of the encouraging counter-narratives of the past few years has been the emergence of a consensus that there’s a viable market for longform nonfiction writing. It may not be as large as, say, the one for “Which Lindsay Lohan Character Are You?” quizzes, but it’s [...]

The best doctor I can be is one that is patient

Many healers, teachers and parents have them. At one point, I did, too. I had delusions. I thought I was a hero, a rescuer clad in a shiny white coat and wielding the sword of clinical wisdom. I look back on those days with nostalgia and regret. I wish they’d lasted a little longer — my […]

Zayo looks to reignite bandwidth trading trend with Tranzact service

Zayo appears to be taking a new stab at the long forgotten bandwidth trading concept by launching Tranzact, a platform that will allow enterprise customers or resellers the ability to order bandwidth services.

Michelle Phan Claims Dance Label Overstepped on YouTube Takedowns

The make-up star responds to a lawsuit alleging "wholesale infringement" of Ultra's recordings read more

Free Samples of NBA’s Longlist for Fiction

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The National Book Foundation has revealed its Longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for Nonfiction for the National Book Award (NBA). Below, we’ve collected free samples of all the books on the longlist for your reading pleasure....Show More Summary

Obama Reshaped the Courts, but There Are Still Many Vacancies

One of the lead stories in The New York Times over the weekend outlined how President Barack Obama has reshaped the federal judiciary, with Democratic appointees outnumbering Republican picks in nine out of 13 federal appeals courts. The shift was even more pronounced after the Senate abolished the filibuster for......

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