Tag Archives: international news

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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Remembering Journalist Michael Hastings

Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed contributor Michael Hastings died Tuesday of injuries suffered in a car crash in Los Angeles. Hastings was best known for his 2010 profile of Gen. Stanley McChristal that ultimately led to President Obama firing him as … 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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Truth 7 – There is no “they” – Does the anti-Muslim film blamed for rioting even exist?

On Tuesday evening, the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt were attacked by protestors.   The attack in Benghazi led to the death of American ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other … Continue reading

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A New Year in the Media World

A few thoughts from across the Interwebs on the new year: Will election year politics cause you to unfriend old friends from Facebook? I don’t know about unfriending, but I’ve been known to hide posts…. HT Romenesko. No flying cars … Continue reading

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Ch. 3 Link – Rupert Murdoch, Capt. Renault, and the News of the World

I’ve been holding off blogging for some time about the whole fuss over the scandal surrounding the British tabloid News of the World because I haven’t really been sure what to say about it. On the one hand, the largest … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 2 – Are you watching this?

If you are not watching Al Jazeera English this Friday, you should be!  Also be following the #Egypt and #Jan25 hashtags on Twitter. There is even an “unstalling dictator” tweetmeme going around.

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Link Ch. 15 – Al Jazeera Arabic carrying video of police running over protesters

In my commentary and blogging course today, we were talking about how Al Jazeera English differs from what Americans are typically used to seeing on television.  One of my students said he watched AJE for about 15 minutes yesterday and … Continue reading

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Different sources of news about Egypt

Want to see how different media outlets are covering the news out of Egypt?  Here’s your chance to compare and contrast for yourself:  Sounds like that could be a great media literacy assignment…. Suggestions of sources to add or potential … Continue reading

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More on Al Jazeera, Egypt & US Media

As I’ve posted previously, there’s been a lot of talk about why Americans should start paying more attention to Al Jazeera English.  I’l be adding links here throughout the day. Outside The Beltway – Why all the American networks are … Continue reading

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