When local news dies, so does democracy | Chuck Plunkett

Transcriber: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Krystian Aparta I’ve been a journalist for more than 23 years, at the “Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,” the “Pittsburgh Tribune Review” and most recently, “The Denver Post.” (Applause) When I started at “The Denver Post” in 2003, it was among the country’s 10 largest newspapers, with an impressive subscriber base and nearly 300 journalists. At the […]

Breaking the stigma of O.C.D. | Damian Alcolea | TEDxMadrid

Translator: Marcos Fernandez Konvalinka Reviewer: Laura Díaz Aguirre When I was 11 years old I started to thoroughly wash my hands with bleach until they bled. When I was 14, it was difficult to follow lectures at school and I would go through the paper because I had gone over my writing so many times. When I was […]

How digital media and big data are redefining democracy: Clifton Van Der Linden at TEDxUofT

[MUSIC PLAYING] How many people in the room voted in the last Federal Election? [LAUGHING] All right. So that’s a good number. I’d say about a third of you . So it depends– there’s a selection bias in the room, to an extent. The time people who would come out to a “Ted Talk” in the middle of […]

TEDxMarin – Jennifer Siebel Newsom – Re-envisioning Women as Leaders: How the Media Can Help

Translator: Denise RQ Reviewer: Lena Clemente Thank you. Misrepresentation is more than a film, it’s a social action campaign to empower women and girls and create lasting change in our culture. In a nutshell, the film suggests that if you can’t see it, you can’t be it, and if you can see it, you can’t be it. In […]

Where is Social Media Taking Hollywood? | WME’s Ari Emanuel & Patrick Whitesell | Google Zeitgeist

>>Andy Serwer: All right. I would like to bring up our next two guests and they are Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, the co-CEOs of WME Entertainment. [ Applause ] Good to see you. Thanks a lot, guys, for coming and for patiently waiting in the wings. You probably know who these guys are. They run, you know, […]

“I am addicted to wonder” | Jason Silva | Google Zeitgeist

>>Jason Silva: I’m addicted to wonder. You know, Carl Sagan, he coined the term “wonder junkie” in the novel “Contact” to describe the Ellie Arroway character, to describe that existential itch, that existential restlessness that makes us seek out, to transcend our boundaries by any means necessary. Now, I also think that “wonder” is a precursor to awe. […]

“Kids are not gonna subscribe to print newspapers EVER” | Jonah Peretti | Google Zeitgeist

>>Sal Masekela: You guys come from two very different backgrounds but yet both your companies are sort of positioned in this same place, sort of opening a new conversation about how we take in news. Quickly, a short abridged version, how did you guys get here? >>Jonah Peretti: So I got into this industry accidentally. I was a […]

How to get back to work after a career break | Carol Fishman Cohen

People returning to work after a career break: I call them relaunchers. These are people who have taken career breaks for elder care, for childcare reasons, pursuing a personal interest or a personal health issue. Closely related are career transitioners of all kinds: veterans, military spouses, retirees coming out of retirement or repatriating expats. Returning to work after […]

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