Category Archives: Book Link

Link Ch. 15 – Dangers of reporting from Syria

With the war raging in Syria, it’s a very dangerous place for reporters trying to cover the fighting.  Here are several articles on the subject: Journalism in Syria, impossible job? – Reporters Without Borders Islamic State claims it executed American … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13 – PATRIOT Act Readings

Here’s a bit more depth on a couple of PATRIOT Act implications: Wired – Few Companies Fight PATRIOT Act Gag Orders, FBI Admits Center for Democracy and Technology - Issue brief: Bulk collection of records under Section 215 of the PATRIOT … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13 – Who Owns Your Social Media Content?

You might be surprised if you haven’t read your endless Terms of Service (TOS). PBS Media Shift – Who really owns your photos in social media (Updated 2013 Edition) As is so often the case, it depends… Social Media Explorer … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13 – Libel, Privacy & Social Media

Several readings on (you guessed it!) libel, privacy and social media: Common Law Invasion of Privacy Claims in Social Media Adrean S. Taylor (Wasscom.com) Good review of what is and isn’t invasion of privacy based on social media content. Courtney … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 12 – Velveeta and the Cheesepocalypse

The news broke the first week of January 2014. Football fans in the heat of the NFL playoffs were facing potential disaster. It wasn’t a potential strike of NFL players or a lockout by management. And it wasn’t a dispute … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 11 – Native Ads

Here are some of the native ads we’ve discussed in Mass Communication: Living in a  Media World. Southwest Airlines Rolls Out New ‘Loyalty Goes Both Ways’ Campaign The Atlantic’s Scientology Native Ad

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Link Ch. 10 – A Fish Named Grayson is Playing Pokemon for a National Audience

As I worked on the fifth edition of Mass Communication: Living in a Media World during the summer of 2014, a fish named Grayson was playing the video games Pokémon Red and Blue on a Game Boy emulator using a motion sensor … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 9 – NY Times Draws Controversy Calling Shonda Rhimes an “Angry Black Woman”

The story in the New York Times started out provocatively: When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called “How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.” That opening line, and a story that went on to … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 9 – I Love Lucy

As I write this in mid-October, 2014 it is hard to know which, if any, of the episodes of the classic TV series I Love Lucy will remain available for free online.  CBS has just announced their new pay service for … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 8 – D.W. Griffith’s ‘Intolerance’

Intolerance was D.W. Griffit’s epic followup to Birth of a Nation.  You can now see a nearly 3-hour cut of the film on YouTube.

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