I'm a big ol' nerd

Daniel Ellis Ferris is a freelancer. He tends to write about new media, opera, and sci-fi kitsch.

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The Content Strategist

American Express Prefers “Content with Purpose” [VIDEO]

Contently co-founder Shane Snow sat down with each panelist at the Social Content Summit to discuss the future of content...

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The Content Strategist

Forbes’ 3 Pillars of Branded Content Success [VIDEO]

Mark Howard, SVP of Digital Advertising Strategy at Forbes Media, talks about how Forbes has succeeded with its BrandVoice program...

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The Content Strategist

Mashable’s Philosophy of Trustworthy Brand Content [VIDEO]

In April, a cadre of 200 publishers and advertising specialists gathered in New York’s Bowery Hotel for Contently’s Social Content...

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The Content Strategist

In-house Insights: Contently’s CEO on the Industry’s Evolution [VIDEO]

What’s next for content marketing? Our own Joe Coleman, CEO of Contently, has been answering this question for the last...

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The Content Strategist

Ebay’s Approach to Content: Start With The Truth [VIDEO]

This is the fourth of a nine-video series from Contently’s Social Content Summit sharing some of the day’s learnings. This...

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The Content Strategist

Weber Shandwick’s Digital Chief On Emerging Content Opportunities [VIDEO]

This is the fifth of a nine-video series sharing some of the day’s learnings from the Social Content Summit in...

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The New School Free Press

New Rabbinical Intern to Aid JSU

Internships are common experiences for students in New York, but this one’s a bit unusual. For the first time, the New School will have a rabbinical intern; a position created to cater to The New School’s Jewish community and in response to the Jewish Student Union’s need for professional help for their monthly Shabbat dinners. Gabriel Greenberg, a Wesleyan alum and rabbinical student at Yeshivat Chovevi Torah Rabbinical School in the Bronx, is pioneering the position.

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The New School Free Press

Across from Lang, a Forgotten Graveyard

The Second Cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel Zachary Edinger has spent his life working with Congregation Shearith Israel, the oldest synagogue in the United States. But he’s never laid eyes on one of the more peculiar remnants of the temple’s 357-year-old history: the congregation’s Second Cemetery.

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The Soldier and the Guardian Angel - Guideposts

After 65 years, a battalion commander returns to France to solve the mystery of his miraculous mission.

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So Much Hugh Inside Me - Guideposts

A review of Tom Hooper's Les Miserables for Guideposts magazine, written after attending the screening and interviewing the cast.


Holistic Approaches to Beating Breast Cancer

Here are six treatment and prevention resources for body, mind and spirit.

The prevention and treatment of breast cancer is more than a medical matter. It involves the well-being of the body, mind a...

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The Real Da Vinci Code - Guideposts

That Leonardo's seemingly delicate masterpiece, The Last Supper, has survived is something close to miraculous.

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The Content Strategist

How 3 Trailblazing News Sites Publish Content with Integrity [VIDEO]

Business Insider’s Pete Spande, Forbes’s Mark Howard, and Mashable’s Lauren Drell explain their credos and strategies for branded content.


Cystic Fibrosis Resources for Body, Mind and Soul - Guideposts

Take advantage of these six organizations with programs for both CF patients and their caregivers.

The Content Strategist

American Express Prefers “Content with Purpose” [VIDEO]

Contently co-founder Shane Snow sat down with each panelist at the Social Content Summit to discuss the future of content marketing and social media. This is the seventh of a nine-video series featuring American Express exec Scott Roen.