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REACTION: McDonald’s Marketing and Ronald McDonald Come Under Fire – WSJ.com

The link: McDonald’s Marketing and Ronald McDonald Come Under Fire – WSJ.com. Here’s why I support the 550 health professionals who penned this open letter to McDonald’s: In elementary school, bullies and insensitive twits called me Ronald McDonald (and Ronald Reagan). Please, by all means, kill that stupid clown. I can’t support, however, an argument […]

Bandwagon

I thought I’d hop on for a minute and add my solo to the chorus.

Are bloggers and citizen journalists unethical?

Are bloggers and citizen journalists unethical?

Bloggers and citizen journalists are often accused of—and exposed to opportunities for—unethical behavior. In today’s world of digital publishing, it’s very difficult to know who’s really reporting, how their reporting is funded, and whether or not the information they present is accurate. If you thought Bill Cosby was dead last August, you know what I’m […]

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Why does Hollywood exonerate Roman Polanski?

Do celebrities actually believe in Polanski’s innocence, or simply pity the fugitive director’s past?

FTC: Bloggers Must Disclose Product Review Perks

FTC: Bloggers Must Disclose Product Review Perks

New FTC rules will require bloggers to disclose any compensation received for product reviews.

September 21 is Peace One Day

September 21 is Peace One Day

NOTE: There are only five days left in Blog Salad’s LeapFrog Reading System Giveaway Contest! For full contest details, click here. For a bonus entry, tweet a link to today’s blog post or email this link to a friend! I’m off to a peace event hosted by my former employer and the only Education for […]

$12B Community College Program: Closing the Gap or Shifting the Gap?

$12B Community College Program: Closing the Gap or Shifting the Gap?

If a new direct loan program cannot successfully supplant the private loan industry, will the gap between rich and poor actually close—or will it shift?