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Stepanie Elam Shows Us the ‘CNN Films Lounge’ at Sundance

Now that CNN has invested in documentary films and original programming beyond live news, the network’s got a presence at the Sundance Film Festival, where two CNN Films, “The Hunting Ground” and “Fresh Dressed” will be premiered. The network’s base of operations at Sundance, the “CNN Films Lounge,” opened with a toast to filmmakers on Friday. Show More Summary

Melboss Launches To Serve As Accelerator For Musicians Seeking To Build Careers

Melboss Co-Founders, Francisco Buendia and Filippo Tartari saw a need for an inclusive music hub and open marketplace and aim to fill that deficit with Melboss. Melboss prides itself on being an open network to musicians centered around...Show More Summary

If Facebook’s Organic Reach Is Dead, What Are Social Media Managers To Do?

Above: iPad Mockup by Regy Perlera; Facebook Thumbs Down via Giorgi Balakhadzi (CC BY-SA 3.0) Social media professionals may notice something different with their brands’ profiles on Facebook in 2015: they can’t reach their followers. Show More Summary

National Readathon Day Teams Raise $20k

The first annual National Readathon Day, a marathon to encourage reading across the nation, will take place on January 24, 2015. So far more than 120 teams have raised more than $20,000 as part of the event. Proceeds will support the...Show More Summary

What We’re Told About Climate Change Versus What We’re Told About Genetic Effects of Radiation

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has started an initiative branded as “What We Know” about climate change. The initiative is sponsored by the following individuals and organizations: Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment Lawrence H. Show More Summary

ESPN’s Tribute to Stuart Scott: Created Lovingly, Discreetly, in Hopes It Would Never Air

Months ago, shortly after Stuart Scott gave a moving speech about his fight with cancer, a group of ESPN producers–led by Mike Lieber, Miriam Greenfield and Denny Wolfe–began work on what would become the 14-minute tribute obituary that aired on ESPN this morning. Show More Summary

Inside Forbes: With Our Under 30 Issue, We’re Leading the Way Again With a Native Ad Cover Execution

The panel was dubbed “Content Frenzy,” a reference to marketers rushing to become publishers, too. The FORBES BrandVoice program helps propel this movement. That got us a seat in front of 250 p.r. professionals uneasy about what it means for them. At one point each panelist was prodded to ask another a “tough” question. The […]

Sunday Open Thread: LightRail

Lightrail – Making mass transit more magical from michelebaggio on Vimeo.

Adult Learners: Facilitating Social Learning Experiences

Aside: This blog entry started out as a blend of old and new ideas for facilitating online learning--building on an article I wrote in 2009, but has been fun to write as an exploration of neat tools (mostly, Google) that have emerged since then. Show More Summary

The Reliability Of The Eugene Stoner Design

BBC: Things were just starting to improve when the firm was hit by Western sanctions. With Russian military stores full of the famously durable Kalashnikovs, and dwindling orders from abroad, the company had turned its attention to civilian firearms markets. In January it finally secured a foothold in the biggest of them, sealing a lucrative […]

The Claus Conspiracy

There's a rumour afoot that Santa Claus, that benevolent supplier of presents to children worldwide, doesn't just use his reindeer-powered sled to deliver presents. One man - Craig Waarheid - is convinced the jolly old elf gets help from a huge, diesel-powered entity.None other than... Show More Summary

Good Ideas, Lean Ideas, Keep Crossing the Pacific

The ideas, principles, and methods that we’d recognize as “Lean” aren’t exclusively of Japanese origin. Many of us, myself included, draw inspiration from Toyota, reading books about them and visiting their factories. For me, I’ve had a chance to visit Toyota plants in Japan, California, and Texas, and the story is very consistent. As Masaaki […]

Supporting Nonprofit Leadership: A Pre-Flight Briefing

Three tips to help foundations supporting leadership development prepare for a successful journey.

With great power comes great… opportunity

The oft-quoted line from the Spider-Man movie is, “With great power comes great responsibility.” But maybe instead it should be, “With great power comes great opportunity.” Now that mobile computing devices connected to the Internet are becoming ubiquitous, we have unprecedented power at our educator fingertips. How many of us have stepped up to the [...]

Stephen Colbert Explains Why The Controversial New 'Star Wars' Lightsaber Is 'Perfect'

When the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” teaser trailer premiered it showed off a new three-pronged lightsaber, igniting a flurry of fans to equally defend and denounce the design. Star Wars trailer was neato but that lightsaber looked dumb. Show More Summary

ESPN’s Keith Olbermann Call For NFL Commish Roger Goodell’s Job… Again

ESPN’s Keith Olbermann has attacked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on a regular basis since the league botched the handling of Ray Rice‘s domestic abuse situation. Since the NFL and ESPN are partners, and the league will do anythingShow More Summary

Today in Media History: 10 years ago, Brian Williams succeeded Tom Brokaw as anchor of NBC Nightly News

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Only a few TV anchors have sat behind the NBC evening news desk during the past 65 years. On December 2, 2004, a new person took a seat at the desk, when Brian Williams succeeded Tom Brokaw as anchor of NBC Nightly News. (View: 10thShow More Summary

DailyDirt: Does Anyone Really Want A Modular Smartphone?

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The US smartphone market is currently dominated by Apple and Samsung for hardware, but that could change pretty quickly if consumers were offered something a bit more innovative than a bigger phablet. One concept that's been floating...Show More Summary

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