Monthly Archives: February 2014

Talking and Watching Mash-ups

We’re going to be talking about musical mash-ups in class today, so here are several videos were going to be using in conjunction with this. Here’s the opening sequence from the film Girl Walk // All Day, based on Girl … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

What are the six types of Twitter communities?  And which are the most toxic? Would you be surprised if it were the political ones? Nah, me neither.  This is from The Fix blog at the WaPo, but you can read … Continue reading

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Pre-class video: Joe Jackson singing “Sunday Papers”

Here’s Joe Jackson making a visit from the 1980s with his song “Sunday Papers.” Because we’re talking about newspapers today.

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Link Ch. 5 – Great Magazine Covers

Class today was devoted to looking at great/controversial magazine covers from the 1960s to the present day.  In a number of cases we looked at modern covers and the older ones that inspired them. But, as always, I ran out … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 10 – 75,000 people are viewing, playing a single game of Pokeman Red online

Guest Blog Post Today we have a guest blog post from the UNK forensics coach Aaron Blackman (who is also my Nintendo video game mentor) about a big group of video gamers who are playing and watching a play-through of … Continue reading

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Talking About Media & Body Image

This morning in class we’re going to be talking about the connection between body image and how our media portray beauty. I asked my students to take a look at some of my earlier posts about media and body image, … Continue reading

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Comcast Commits to Buying Time Warner Cable

Back in November of 2013, the rumor started circulating that cable giant Comcast was going to try  to buy Time Warner Cable (TWC).  This was news because Comcast, in addition to owning NBC Universal, is the nation’s largest cable provider … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Pre-Class Video – Crowded House playing Either Side of the World

A great music video for Valentine’s Day.  Crowded House doing their song Either Side of the World from their album The Intriguer.

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Advice to Writers

Ten suggestions for better writing from famous writers:

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Pre-class and In-class video: Talking About Books

Several videos for our discussion in class this week about books.  And yes, I’m running about a week behind in class.  There was way too much to talk about in the business chapter! History of the Printing Press Back in … Continue reading

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