What are the influences of quality design, and when do those influences go too far and reach appropriation? Learn about the history and hidden meanings of countless images from graphic design experts.
Travel writers discuss their paths to success and how to break into a travel media career.
Jim Louderback of Revision3 talks about the web video election and how online video production is evolving.
Journalists and authors discuss the impact of factory farming on the environment, health, and society.
Since the beginning of the Arab Spring in January 2010, the crisis went from bad to catastrophic. According to the U.N., 11,000 were killed, primarily protestors. Leading experts on the region discuss recent events in Syria, and explore possible outcomes.
As newspapers and magazines downsize themselves into oblivion, the blogosphere asserts its power. How must traditional journalists adapt in order to seize new opportunities?
Hear from the makers of RESTREPO, a film that captures the gritty, jarring reality of day-today warfare of a small group of U.S. soldiers stationed at a remote outpost in Afghanistan's Korangal Valley, once described by CNN as “the most dangerous place in the world.”
Matt Taibbi discusses Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, and what made the 2008 presidential elections unique.
Reporters Dana Priest, Michael Hastings, A.C. Thompson, and John Darnton share their investigative journalism techniques, and discuss such topics as the U.S. military, terrorism, and Hurricane Katrina.
David Rohde, NY Times correspondent wins the Polk Award for a five-part series on his kidnapping by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Rohde reveals shocking details of a Taliban 'mini-state' in Pakistan and conveys the hatred young jihadis harbor for the West.
Major TV networks are repurposing their news content on targeted websites in an effort to better serve minority audiences. Learn how these niche sites speak to African Americans and our growing populations of Hispanic and Asian communities.
Meet the winners of 2011’s Polk Awards for Excellence in Investigative Journalism. Discover how despite incredible obstacles, they managed to unearth some of the most compelling and important stories of 2011.
Since the iPad made its debut, magazine publishers have been scrambling to go digital. Our panel of digital publishing experts weighs in on how they see the new format evolving, and what we can expect in the future.
Editors from health and lifestyle magazines such as SELF, Runner's World, and Men's Health talk about the continued popularity of their brands over time, and why people run to the magazine rack when times are tough.
Becoming a TV anchor is like becoming a news celebrity. Learn about the path to follow to becoming a successful TV anchor.
The 2008 presidential election was one of the most sensationalized in American history. Hear from those that were in the thick of the election media coverage.
Should financial media be held accountable for their failure to have warned the public of the 2008 economic downturn? A panel of leading financial reporters assess the global crisis and discuss the 'perfect storm' of events that led to it.
Media coverage of recent scandals has often been less than stellar. But with politics in the mix, is the coverage "fair and balanced"? Hear what our panel of leading journalists has to say.
Writing a biography means piecing together the bits and pieces of a life to create a compelling story. Bestselling authors share inside advice for success.
Stanley Bing shares insights from his latest book, "The Curriculum," and discusses business culture with humor, solid advice, and surprising revelations.
Sports media is bigger than ever as new digital outlets emerge to compete with the wide and growing array of TV and radio networks. Our panel of sports media all-stars can help you create a game plan for winning the job you want.
The rise of Twitter as the go-to news source, and the proliferation of other innovative news delivery systems have changed journalism forever. Practitioners and visionaries talk about what this means for the future of the news.
Writer Kate White shares tips for a successful career, discusses how to find your passion, and hones in on the importance of networking.
In an era of media disruption, longtime journalist at The Times of London, George Brock, is refreshingly optimistic on journalism’s future. In his new book, Out of Print, Brock argues that recent developments signal an exciting time of experimentation, investigation and flow of ideas.
With the rise of networks like Univision, Telemundo, and NBC Latino, Spanish-language news is dominating the airwaves. Hear from journalists and other leaders in the field on what makes Spanish-language publishing unique.
Friends and former colleagues of legendary author and "Cosmopolitan" editor-in-chief Helen Gurley Brown reminisce and share stories of the businesswoman's passionate career.
Today, a growing number of celebrities are disturbed about false stories that stay “out there forever”. Hear about the new rules from NY best-known gossip-hounds.
Have you always dreamed of becoming a travel writer? Learn how you can combine your flair for writing and passion for exotic locales into a career in the exciting world of travel media.
Michael Rosenblum and Lisa Lambden offer great tips on how to create compelling video content as taught at their Travel Channel Academy, where they have trained thousands of video professionals.
Learn from the experts how to write interesting and effective content for travel guides while on the road.
How differently does mainstream media versus public radio/television handle fairness and objectivity in reporting the news?
Hear from Michael Rosenblum and Lisa Lambden, some of the leading pioneers of video journalism, on the secrets to starting a successful production company.