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“Holmes hopes that Topic.com, her new project at First Look Media, will help rekindle her love for the web. The consumer-facing publication, published monthly, is designed to be the antithesis of the kinds of publications …

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First Look Media’s Topic.com is leaning on video and illustrations to tell stories (and break out of the news cycle) –via Nieman Lab

July 20, 2017 – 4:29 pm

“Holmes hopes that Topic.com, her new project at First Look Media, will help rekindle her love for the web. The consumer-facing publication, published monthly, is designed to be the antithesis of the kinds of publications …

“An international audience and a local audience”: How Fusion and The Guardian are changing their coverage of underreported areas (Nieman Lab)

June 28, 2017 – 12:53 pm

(via NICO GENDRON at Nieman Lab)
“73 percent of media workers are located between Virginia, New York, Boston and the West Coast. The rest of the country, ‘flyover states,’ has about 27 percent of the country’s media workers,” …

Donald Trump Does Not Surprise (NYT)

May 15, 2017 – 2:07 pm

“But liberals need to accept that the strongest case for removing Trump from office is likely to remain a 25th Amendment case: not high crimes and misdemeanors, not collusion with the Russians, but a basic …

The Arena

April 28, 2017 – 1:41 pm

Having participated in the Raleigh Summit, I can say that this group has the right stuff. Grassroots activism, technology as a great uniter, innovation. Looking forward to seeing more of their work in the future.
–James …

Genius Late in Life (NYT)

April 7, 2017 – 3:41 pm

“A study of Nobel physics laureates found that, since the 1980s, they have made their discoveries, on average, at age 50. The study also found that the peak of creativity for Nobel winners is getting …

Ahmed Kathrada, Anti-Apartheid Leader, Dies at 87

March 28, 2017 – 2:06 pm
Ahmed Kathrada

The iconic political activist and one of my father’s good friends Ahmed Kathrada died today. I had the honor of spending time with Kathrada on many occasions. But in particular, I had the privilege of …