Category Archives: Chapter 15

The Price of Global Journalism

My friend Dr. Chris Allen, a journalism professor at University of Nebraska at Omaha, has been working on global journalism issues from Russia, to Afghanistan, to Oman, and beyond.  I am reposting what he wrote on November 22 with his permission as … Continue reading

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Back To School With The Media

It’s Back To School time, so let’s look at some start-of-the-school-year themed stories: Oregon school district rescinds ban on rap music radio in school buses. Rule was no talk radio, religious radio, or rap music – pop/rock, country and jazz … Continue reading

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Smart Analysis on Brussels Attacks from Joshua Hersh

We’ve had round the clock news about the bombings in Brussels over the last few days, but some of the sharpest reporting I’ve seen has come from freelancer Joshua Hersh’s Twitter feed.  I’m to post several of his tweets from … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Gone to the Bollywood Movies

NOTE: I wanted to update some of my Bollywood materials and examples, so here is a fresh post with some old and some new material. I generally show the following clip from Bollywood musical Mohabbatein in class as a way to get … 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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Terrorists attack satirical French newspaper

On Wednesday, three masked gunmen attacked and killed at least 12 at the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Charlie Hebdo is known for it’s controversial covers and provocative cartoons which are known for skewering religion and politics … Continue reading

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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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Dealing Globally With Free Speech

I saw a fascinating series of Tweets this morning about the conflict between public safety, ethnic violence/civil wars, and free speech around the world – especially in Turkey and MENA (Middle East/North Africa).  I’m not able to come up with a good … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 15 – “Control Room” documentary on Al Jazeera’s Coverage of War With Iraq

Broadcast via satellite from the small Arab country of Qatar since 1997, Al Jazeera has carried interviews with everyone from Osama bin Laden to Colin Powell and has been criticized for doing so by both the United States and Arab … Continue reading

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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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