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Teens and Media – a conversation

Sometimes, the best thing you can do as a journalist is to eavesdrop. Find a place where you can sit quietly in the corner and just listen. So that’s what […]

The Surgeon General’s Warning Crashes Cannes Lions Celebration

The Surgeon General’s Warning Crashes Cannes Lions Celebration

As the world’s top advertising minds gather in the sun-drenched south of France for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, raising glasses of rosé to celebrate the latest achievements in advertising, a powerful and urgent message rings out from across the Atlantic. The U.S. Surgeon General’s recent op-ed in The New York Times paints

Is Free Too Expensive In A Digital World?

Is Free Too Expensive In A Digital World?

I bought a Western Digital 2TB drive last week. I used it to transfer some files, and it worked fine. But when I tried to move the files to my Mac, there was a conflict. The drive had come formatted MS-DOS Fat32. I know, should have known better. But the files were on there, and

The Impact of Social Media on Children: A Crucial Conversation

The Impact of Social Media on Children: A Crucial Conversation

The Impact of Social Media on Children: A Crucial Conversation At a recent event organized by The Sustainable Media Center, Steven Rosenbaum, its executive director, opened the discussion by highlighting the profound influence social media has on the younger generation. The event was centered around Jonathan Haidt’s latest book, The Anxious Generation, and featured insights

The Danger Of AI Search

The Danger Of AI Search

The thing about Google search is that it is, by definition, a “human-in-the-loop” process. If you search for information, Google provides links. Some of them are sponsored, some of them are organic. But at the end of the day, it’s up to the human searcher to decide what to believe and what to reject. ChatGPT offers

Sustainable Media Center Announces New Spring 2024 Board of Advisors

Sustainable Media Center Announces New Spring 2024 Board of Advisors

The Sustainable Media Center (SMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of fourteen distinguished new members to its Board of Advisors for Spring 2024. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/10/24New York, NY — The Sustainable Media Center (SMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of fourteen distinguished new members to its Board of Advisors for Spring 2024. These esteemed individuals

Hollywood Celebs Stand Up To Social Media Dangers

Hollywood Celebs Stand Up To Social Media Dangers

Sitting in the third row at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, I was expecting Jeff Daniels to talk about his new Netflix series, “A Man in Full.” And while Daniels did pitch the show, talking with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, he also had something on his mind that I’d never heard him say before: “Social

My Amateur Sleuthing Is No Match For AI Spam

My Amateur Sleuthing Is No Match For AI Spam

When I received the email from Mr. Martin Kofi Adu, I was — for a moment — overjoyed. I am Mr. Martin Kofi Adu.I write to solicit for your assistance in a business proposal.Can you handle USD$87M for a contract (GNPC) investment fund,(FIXED) deposited? I’ll like to know how you can be trusted to execute this project with me.[sic] Certainly, I

Do We Love Our Children?

Do We Love Our Children?

In front of a packed house in Vancouver, NYU marketing professor Scott Galloway presented a collection of statistics showing how we have built a digital world that is putting our children in danger. “I think Mark Zuckerberg has done more damage to young people in our nation,” said Galloway from the TED2024 Stage. “We are economically

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