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 […]

Breaking the language barrier | Tim Doner | TEDxTeen 2014

Translator: Mohand Habchi Reviewer: Son Huynh So about two years ago, I was featured in a New York Times article called, “Adventures of a teenage polyglot,” which featured my passion for learning foreign languages, this peculiar hobby that I had. And at first I thought it was great. I loved the fact that language learning was getting more […]

Are You Multitasking Your Life Away? Cliff Nass at TEDxStanford

Translator: Ilze Garda Reviewer: Jeong-Lan Kinser Personal life is hard. When I was 7 years old, there was a girl I really liked, but I didn’t know how to tell her. I decided I would learn from a 10-year-old who seemed unusually swave. (Laughter) He went up to the girl’s porch and drew this: “I love you.” He […]

Karima Bennoune: The side of terrorism that doesn’t make headlines

Could I protect my father from the Armed Islamic Group with a paring knife? That was the question I faced one Tuesday morning in June of 1993, when I was a law student. I woke up early that morning in Dad’s apartment on the outskirts of Algiers, Algeria, to an unrelenting pounding on the front door. It was […]

Breaking barriers with quantum physics | Dr. Shohini Ghose | TEDxNickelCity

Translator: Queenie Lee Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs Has anyone here used your quantum devices today? Anyone? Yes, a few of you. Here is one of my favorites, my cell phone. It’s literally my entire world here, right there. But maybe some of you have used your TV, or a laptop, or perhaps you have used your iPad, camera. And […]

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