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Surprise! NEA Endorses Hillary

I’ll just repeat what I wrote last March 26: The union also sent questionnaires to 20 people it thinks might run for President. Fifteen of them are Republicans, including John Bolton and Ben Carson. One is independent Bernie Sanders. That makes 16 wasted stamps. The four Democrats are Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and […]

Create Independent Investigations Systems for Police Accountability

By Matthew Kennis, member of the Amnesty International USA Board of Directors Every time there is news of another shooting or killing by police, the question arises of whether the action was justified. Given that nearly everyone nowShow More Summary

The Chicago Podcast Cooperative wants to let independent audio thrive in the Windy City

If not for Cards Against Humanity’s new inhouse studio, the Chicago Podcast Cooperative may never have been born. The card game company, known for providing some of the more terrifying ways to bond with other humans, had outgrown its old offices and renovated a 10,000-square-foot warehouse in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood in 2014. It’s a space...

Ecolab Is First in World to Receive Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard Certification

Ecolab’s manufacturing plant in Taicang, China, is the first site in the world to be independently certified under the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s global standard for water stewardship. The ASW Standard is an ISEAL-compliant framework developed to promote sustainable freshwater use and to evaluate water stewardship practices. Show More Summary

How Does The Average Indie Musician Spend Their Day? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How does the average independent musician spend his day? Filled with self doubt according to this amusing, but perhaps all too accurate graphic. from the Violin Channel via CD Baby Related articles 4 Things Your Music Publicist Should Never Say How To Become A Successful Performing Artist In The New...

Razor And Tie Link With Indie Powerhouse Concord Bicycle Music For New Joint Venture

Independent music group Concord Bicycle Music and the co-founders of touchstone indie label Razor and Tie, Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam, have formed a new joint venture, Razor & Tie Enterprises. Under the terms of the new worldwide agreement, Concord Bicycle Music will acquire a significant stake in the new...

How a New Studio-Backed Union Contract Hurts Independent Producers (Analysis)

Without apparent input from indies, the major studios and IATSE agreed to a provision that appears to hike residuals for small-budget producers while leaving majors untouched. read more

‘Roseanne’ Adaptation Gets Pilot Order In Russia

Sony Pictures Television is bringing another classic American sitcom to Russia with a local adaptation. Independent broadcaster CTC has ordered a pilot for Katya, a Russian version of Roseanne, the long running blue-collar family ABC...Show More Summary

Alchemy Names New Execs Including Chief Operating Officer

Independent film and television distributor Alchemy has filled three executive positions to support the company’s rapid growth, naming Scott Guthrie as Chief Operating Officer, Jim Jenkins to oversee Mergers & Acquisitions, and Norbert...Show More Summary

ALS Patients Set New Typing World Record

We’ve been covering the BrainGate neural interface system for a decade already as it’s been implemented to control robotic arms and on-screen cursors to let severely disabled people regain a bit of independence. Now researchers from a variety of academic institutions around the U.S. Show More Summary

Healthcare’s Perpetual War

By MARGALIT GUR-ARIE There are three visions of peace in the seemingly never ending, but really rather brief, Israeli-Palestinian perpetual crisis. One peace features two independent countries living in collaborative harmony on a piece of land approximately the size of New Jersey. Another peace yearns for a messianic Jewish state stretching from the blue Mediterranean

Gaumont Consolidates TV Operations Under Gene Stein, Katie O’Connell Exits

Another executive shakeup at an independent production company. Veteran Gene Stein, who last week departed his post as CEO of Sonar Entertainment, has been named president of Gaumont Television U.S., a new unit combining all GaumontShow More Summary

Pakistani broiler farm launches parent stock operations

Faisal Feeds, a fast-growing, independent feed and broiler farm operation in the Multan district of Pakistan is to launch a new parent stock operation.

Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y And Indie Music

This week on Hypebot we shared a myriad of valuable tips for the independent musician, from the importance of being on Instagram, to how artists can make money off of Happy Birthday (now that it's in the public domain) to four all too common mistakes bands make when using Facebook....

Larry Aidem, Former Sundance Channel Head, Named CEO Of Fandor

EXCLUSIVE: Larry Aidem, the former head of the Sundance Channel is joining Fandor, the on-demand streaming service for independent and international films, as President and CEO. Principal investor and interim CEO Chris Kelly — Facebook's first general counsel — will now serve as Chairman. Show More Summary

U.S. Senate Confirms Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew as Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

From IMLS: Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew’s nomination to be director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) was confirmed by the United States Senate on Tuesday night. The Institute, an independent United States government agency, is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. [Clip] Dr. Matthew […]

Chinese Subs Finally Get a Shot at American Carriers

In 1995 and 1996, Taiwanese politicians signaled greater support for declaring their island country officially independent of China. Beijing’s response was swift, forceful … and ultimately an embarrassment to China. The Chinese army fired several missiles toward small, Taiwanese-held islands. That’s when the United States intervened in a big way,...

The Real Battle over Ad-Blocking Is between Big Tech and Independent Media

The stakes in the raging battle over ad-blocking software are high -- but they're not quite what you might think. On the surface, it all seems straightforward enough. In one corner are executives at struggling news organizations who want to be sure that visitors to their websites actually see the ads. Show More Summary

How the ad-blocking wars threaten independent media

The stakes in the raging battle over ad-blocking software are high — but they’re not quite what you might think. On the surface, it all seems straightforward enough. In one corner are executives at struggling news organizations who want to be sure that visitors to their websites actually see the ads. Thus did The Washington […]

China’s teapot refiners are not all hot steam

Dongming, Yatong, Kenli, Lijin: A new breed of companies are emerging from China. Part of the band of independent teapot refiners, which by almost any measure are considered underdogs in the country, they are now taking their first, albeit tentative steps into international trading. This comes after the Chinese government pledged to loosen the hitherto […]

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