Category Archives: Chapter 1

Ch. 1 Links – Web comics round-up

NOTE: While none of the comics discussed here go much beyond PG-13 in art, they do sometimes have offensive language in them. This is a major update of a post I originally did about 3 years ago: Regular readers here … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 1 – Paul McCartney’s Baseball Stadium Concerts

In 2009, Sir Paul McCartney played a concert at New York’s Shea Stadium, which was right across the road from Shea Stadium, where the Beatles played their first stadium show. Concerts like this illustrate the huge range that group communication … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Where the heck have you been the last few weeks? Sorry for the lack of updates!  It’s been crazy during the end of this semester. But I hope to be back to posting regularly now. What did the future look … Continue reading

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Into Thin Air’s Jon Krakauer on Everest Disaster

Jon Krakauer was reporting on the commercialization of Mt. Everest for Outside back in 1996 when a sudden storm killed eight people, including four people in the group Krakauer was climbing with.  His reporting became the bestselling book “Into Thin … Continue reading

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Live Blogging Everest Tragedy

Mt. Everest is seemingly one of the most remote places on earth, but when news breaks there, we are often able to get up-to-date news there from connected climbers and journalists who can post photos, videos, and text to their … Continue reading

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Who is the Press?

One question that’s pretty hard to answer these days is “Who is a reporter?” Is this someone who works for a newspaper?  A television station? A radio network?  Most folks would say, yes, these people are reporters. But as I … Continue reading

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Pre-Class Video: Ground Control to Cmdr. Hadfield

Today’s pre-class video is brought to you from outer space by former Canadian astronaut and commander of the International Space Station, Cmdr. Chris Hadfield.  He recorded this video of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” while on the ISS in 2013.  You … Continue reading

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Katie Couric leaves “mainstream media” for…. mainstream media?

You would be hard pressed to find anyone in the media business more mainstream that news anchor/personality Katie Couric.  She represents everything that characterizes legacy media.  She’s had interviews with all the big stars from Hollywood to D.C. She’s a … Continue reading

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First Media Memories – Part III

The final set of my media literacy students’ first media memories:  Dragon Tales – “Max and Emmy are the main characters who are able to touch a magical dragon scale and travel to a place called Dragon Land. In Dragon … Continue reading

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First Media Memories – Part II

More first media memories from my Global Media Literacy class (updated 8/28/13): Social media website Bebo. “When asked, the social media website Bebo and instant messaging program MSN were the first medias that popped into my head.”“My media memory is … Continue reading

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