Category Archives: Chapter 15

Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Is it ok for high school students to “<3 Boobies”? Yes. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that wanted to stop two young women from wearing “I <3 Boobies” bracelets … 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: Illustrator Tommy Kane draws Seoul, South Korea

Today’s video is from artist/illustrator Tommy Kane, and I’m playing it in honor of the fact my eldest returns home from Korea tomorrow where he’s been working for the last year.

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How does the New York Times get past Chinese censorship? Setting up new publications in China is part of the story.  How can national journalists avoid getting punked by a fake Georgia congressman on Twitter? Start by making sure there … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Who has America’s oldest college newspaper? At least eight different papers claim the title.  Of course, each paper uses its own standard to determine the “oldest.”  (Thanks to College Media Matters from the Associated Collegiate Press) How sexist were ads … Continue reading

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Media News Roundup

Al Jazeera America gives viewers a more serious look at the news This summer I had my online media literacy students watch Al Jazeera English online for half an hour.  They were all surprised at how serious of a newscast … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

And we’re back after a pause for getting fun things like taxes done. Is Nike getting what they want from the Tiger Woods “Winning” ad? (Ad Rants) How does the the 2013 movie box office compare to 2012′s at this … Continue reading

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NBC Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and his Crew Freed in Syria

It is sometimes easy to forget how much danger reporters face to get us news from war zones around the world. On Monday, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and his crew were freed from their captors who had held … Continue reading

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Fighting Wars With Social Media – Israel v. Hamas

Wednesday afternoon I was working at putting the finishing touches on a guest lecture I was about to give on social media, and so I went looking for an up-to-date example. And here’s what I found…. Yes, that’s the official … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Why Gangnam Style matters to us – Part 2

This is part 2 of Charley Reed’s guest post on the  global phenomenon (even galactic at times) Gangnam Style! You can read Part 1 – What the heck is Gangnam Style, anyways? here. There is no telling what plans manager Scooter … Continue reading

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