Standpoint Magazine: The Medium Isn’t Always the Message

“We have just seen the civilised world gathered as one family around a common sick bed, hope and fear alternately fluctuating in unison the world over as hopeful or alarming bulletins passed with electric pulsations over the continents and under the seas.”  “Just as in a theatre you speak directly face to face with five or six hundred persons.”  “All the corners of the earth … Continue reading Standpoint Magazine: The Medium Isn’t Always the Message

Media & Policy Project: In Apps We Trust?

Wading through a sea of data in Ofcom’s Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes 2014 Report, I stumbled across some surprising findings on apps. This year is the first time apps were covered in the questionnaire, even though they began appearing in 2008. In an effort to add digital edge to its report, Ofcom, however, muddies the waters. It overlooks some key facts about apps. The report’s findings … Continue reading Media & Policy Project: In Apps We Trust?

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The Economist’s Intelligent Life Magazine: The CEO and the Not-So-Smart-Quote

Sometimes a chief executive must hope that an unwise quote from a while back would just curl up and die. Seven years ago, Mike Jeffries, the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, gave a frank interview to Salon explaining what kind of customers he liked in his stores. “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after … Continue reading The Economist’s Intelligent Life Magazine: The CEO and the Not-So-Smart-Quote

New York Observer: Interviews on student loan debt

Marina Gerner spoke with Thomas Blum, Vice President of Administration at Sarah Lawrence College and Roseanne Ackerley, Director of Financial Aid at Hebrew Union College, about the financial woes of students today and the status of educational loans in America. How has new student loan legislation impacted the university financially? Thomas Blum: We have not seen any financial impact, at least to date, associated with any of the … Continue reading New York Observer: Interviews on student loan debt

Achgut: Passover for Ai Weiwei

It is now the time of the Jewish festival Passover, which celebrates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. According to the Jewish sages, not only the physical liberation is celebrated but also the liberation of speech. Freedom and speech are two essential Passover themes and they are closely related as historically, culturally as well as intellectually, freedom has always been one … Continue reading Achgut: Passover for Ai Weiwei