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    The Everett M. Rogers Award Colloquium Honoring Rosabeth Moss Kanter Rosabeth Moss Kanter, whose strategic and practical insights guide leaders of small and large organizations worldwide, is the recipient of… More
    Telling Life Stories: Crisis and Care at the Beginning, Middle and End Hollywood, Health & Society hosts this discussion about the challenges around health and caregiving through the different stages of life.… More
    Patterns of Commoning Lear Center Senior Fellow David Bollier is co-editor of Patterns of Commoning, a new book of more than fifty original essays which survey some of the most notable, inspiring commons around the world, from alternative currencies and open design and manufacturing, to centuries-old community forests and co-learning commons. COMMONING What accounts… More
    “The New MacGyver” and the Power of Media Johanna Blakley wrote this piece for Viterbi Magazine about the gender gap in STEM education and just where young women and minorities can turn to find role models in media for a rewarding life in science, technology, engineering or math. Read how new television shows might have a fresh answer.
    Entertainment Education at the Morelia Film Festival The Lear Center’s Hollywood, Health & Society program leads two panels and a hands-on workshop at the 13th annual International Film… More
    A 2-in-1 Guide: Impact Assessment & Metrics Guide The fourth in a series of Media Impact Project guides for understanding Media Metrics, this guide is split in two in order to feature both conceptual perspectives for foundations and nuts-and-bolts advice for nonprofit news organizations. Begin by reading the side that’s most relevant to you, and then be drawn… More
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    That Netflix binge-watching you love might still be powered by coal. #nofreelunch

     Nice shout out to Hollywood, Health & Society in a Vulture article about portrayals of mental illness on TV in 2015.

    Fast fashion is going to get even FASTER. Time to brush up on your knowledge about creativity and control in the fashion industry via Ready to Share!

    “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?” These words, spoken by Joseph Welch during the Army-McCarthy hearings of 1954, helped end one of the crassest, vilest chapters in post-war U.S. political history. The phrase could also be applied to several current candidates running in the 2016 presidential campaign, but a leader outside of politics might merit it most: CBS president Les Moonves. During a recent investor presentation, Moonves remarked about the expected flood of campaign ad dollars “The more they spend, the better it is for us and: Go Donald! Keep getting out there! And, you know, this is fun, watching this, let them spend money on us, and we love having them in there. We’re looking forward to a very exciting political year in ’16.” Citizen Moonves, “You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency?” MORE

    Annoying online ads have become the lifeblood of the internet, keeping all those big, one-name companies afloat in oceans of cash. But could these hard-to-close, screen-obscuring ads also sink the Web? MORE

    “The problems are still there to be talked about,” said Norman Lear after a panel discussion about race and American culture at Morehouse College to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his classic sitcom, The Jeffersons. “We still have problems. We still have a long way to go. I kept hearing about my shows from people that ‘We watched as a family and talked when it was over. We always had conversations when it was over.’ That’s what the whole American experiment is all about: Talking together. Finding the solution to the problem, being helped by literature, theater and so forth.”

    Lear added that current shows like Black-ish have followed suit, commending the sitcom for tackling the N-word controversy head on. He noted that one particular episode created a series of dialogues between many, which needs to happen more. “We’re crazy not to talk about it, and get rid of it once and for all,” he said. READ MORE

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    The Fray: A Discussion on Attention Minutes

    Dana Chinn

    The Fray is an ongoing series of discussions about Media impact debated by industry, academic and metrics experts. ProPublica president Richard Tofel starts a discussion among industry leaders on the pros and cons of using “attention minutes” to measure engagement. Read his piece here and responses from Upworthy, Chartbeat, Financial Times and the Overview Project here.
    The National Academy of Sugar

    Marty Kaplan

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is at it again. You might think an outfit calling itself an academy would be, you know, academic. But as Jon Stewart put it, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is as much an academy as the “Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product” called Kraft Singles is… More