Tag Archives: global media

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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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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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)

Why would a big name director like Spike Lee choose to fund a movie using Kickstarter? Well, let’s let him answer that question: If you had a button that would let you turn off all news about the Royal Baby, … 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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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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Guest Post: What the heck is Gangnam Style, anyways? Part 1

Today’s guest post is from Charley Reed, who does public relations work of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  He’s also the guy I turn to when I need critical analysis of pop culture issues such as censorship and the … Continue reading

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