Category Archives: Chapter 13

“I need some muscle over here” – The rest of the story

Melissa Click, an assistant professor of communication at University of Missouri’s Department of Communication who became briefly last fall when she called for “some muscle” to help get rid of a student photographer and a videographer covering campus protests, has … Continue reading

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Trying to Control the News

There’ve been several stories over the last few days of governments attempting to control the news. ¬†Here are links to two of them: Judge forces Florida paper to “unpublish” information According to Columbia Journalism Review, a judge in Florida has … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

What’s wrong with a Bloomingdale’s ad that suggests you secretly spike your date’s drink? ‘Cause date rape is always in style, Bloomies… (To be fair, after they got ripped on social media, the store apologized. How do you make money … Continue reading

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Mizzou Protests: Media Attention Is Not A Faucet You Can Turn Off And On

If you follow the same kind of people and media outlets on Twitter as I do, you’ve likely been overwhelmed with the firehose of news and opinions about the events at University of Missouri (Mizzou) over the last few days. … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

After a couple of weeks of motorcycle travel posts, we’re back to your regularly scheduled media content. Why were so many people upset by Gawker outing a top Conde Nast executive? The gossipy blogging site Gawker has a long history … 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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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Has the University of Illinois repealed the First Amendment for its faculty? New tenured prof gets contract dropped over “vulgar and insulting” tweets. What can marketers learn from the Ice Bucket Challenge? Make it fun. Make it easy. Make it … Continue reading

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The Right to Free Speech According to XKCD

Nailed it….

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