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Media News Roundup

Hawaii passes Steven Tyler Act Would ban “unwanted photos or videos of others in private moments.”  Nice idea, but do celebs really get the right to say “pay attention to me now, but not now”? How Sen. Rand Paul used … Continue reading

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What to do on a snow day in media literacy class

To all the faculty out there who are teaching an intro to mass comm / media literacy class, here’s an idea for a quicky online snow day assignment built off the great Pew Project Excellence in Journalism State of the … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson’s “Bad” Turns 25

25 years ago Michael Jackson released his album Bad  as a reaction against the whole “Wacko Jacko” mystique that had grown up around him. Journalist Joseph Vogel, writing for The Atlantic, tells the story of this album and why Jackson created it. … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 10 – UbuWeb

UbuWeb has collections of avant-garde films, music, and audio recordings.  Please note that this site can contain material some people would find offensive.  This may contain some of the longest of the long-tail media…. UbuWeb This is the overall site. … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 7 – Coverville Podcast

I’ve been listening to Coverville at least half-a-dozen years now and continue to be amazed at the fascinating covers host Brian Ibbott comes up with.  Here are links to several classic episodes from over the years: The Joshua Tree Album … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 7 – Audio Industry Reports

Every time I work on a new edition of Mass Communication: Living in a Media World, I wish I could have it updated with the latest statistics about the industry.  I can’t do that yet, but I can give you … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 7 – Lyle Lovett in concert

Texas singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett told Billboard.com in 2008 that despite selling more than 4.6 million albums, he’s “never made a dime” from his recordings.  Instead, he’s made all his income from performing and touring.  So why does he record?  It’s … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 7 – Chuck Berry does Maybellene live in 1958

Here’s Chuck Berry doing Maybellene live on TV from 1958. The song “Maybelline” was based on an old fiddle tune called “Ida Red” and supposedly got its name from a mascara box. Others claim that Maybelline was the name of … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 7 – Amos ‘n’ Andy radio show

Here are some excerpts from the popular Amos ‘n’ Andy radio show from the 1920s and 30s.   The show would be a fixture on the radio, in one form or another, for nearly thirty-five years. Starring on the show … Continue reading

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