Monthly Archives: August 2011

Jimmy Buffett “Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season”

A Jimmy Buffett song for this weekend.  Stay safe, East Coasters.

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Oil Company PR – Talk only when you have to

Mike Marn of the blog Marn’s Market sent me this story about Exxon working hard to keep a major oil discovery in the Gulf secret until it was forced to reveal it. The PR News website quotes PR professor Judith … Continue reading

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More Earthquakes and Twitter

Boing Boing shared a fascinating video up showing the spread of earthquake Tweets on Tuesday. The green dots are tweets about earthquakes, the gray dots are tweets about other topics.  Each frame covers 1 second, and the video covers 12 minutes … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 2 – Earthquakes, social media, XKCD and science

This week my students in my senior-level mass media and society class have been working at developing experiments to learn about how people use social media.  Most of them are trying to measure President Obama’s popularity (or lack thereof), rather … Continue reading

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Could this be the future of mobile media?

This is just animated concept, but wouldn’t it be cool?  My favorite part of the movie Minority Report was how people could control virtual screens in the air. (Thanks, 9to5mac!)

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Updated – Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How do journalists handle telling the story when politicians and scientists conflict? There are always multiple sides when it comes to politics.  But when you move into science, not all sides are equal.  Finding a path to reporting on politicians … Continue reading

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Top Visual Communication Creative Projects from AEJMC11

Last week I attended (and Tweeted about) some great sessions at the AEJMC meetings in St. Louis.  This will be the first of a series of posts highlighting what I saw and heard. This post looks at the award-winning creative … Continue reading

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Media news at AEJMC

Hi, everyone from AEJMC in Sunny St. Louis! If you are here and want to say hello, send me an e-mail to rhanson40@gmail.com. In the mean time, here’s a bit of what’s happening currently in media news: Tyler Perry, of … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

As people of color become a majority, is it time for journalists to stop using the term ‘minorities’? When I posted this link to an article from Poynter last week, I got a lot of interesting feedback. PR man @mitchellfriedmn wrote, … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 8 – Why should we care about 3D movies?

Why do we care about how 3D movies are made? Because movies that are shot in 3D from the beginning can look pretty good.  Beyond the obvious example of Avatar, I would  argue that the TRON remake was a gorgeous (if somewhat empty) 3D … Continue reading

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