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All Media are Social – alt-right figure off Twitter, death threats on Facebook & fake news ban on Google

Lots of social media in the news this week: Twitter suspends prominent alt-right accounts Twitter has suspended a number of accounts associated with alt-right figure Richard Spencer.  Spencer is the president of a white nationalist think tank. In the past, … Continue reading

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News About News: Campaign money, Shep Smith & Fox, Charges Dropped for Goodman, and Death Threats at AZ Republic

There’s been a lot of news about the news coverage of politics in the last few days.  Here are several that I think we should be paying attention to: When journalists give money to the presidential campaign, they give it to … Continue reading

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The Good News and Bad News on Student News Consumption

I asked my media literacy students this morning where they go for news.  And the results look pretty good to me.  Lots of local TV news and local newspapers. A number of them watch the Today Show (who knew the … Continue reading

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Telling Data-Driven Stories

This morning our Comm students at University of Nebraska at Kearney were fortunate enough to have a virtual class visit from Dr. Jan Boyles from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University.  She talked with us about some … Continue reading

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Katie Couric leaves “mainstream media” for…. mainstream media?

You would be hard pressed to find anyone in the media business more mainstream that news anchor/personality Katie Couric.  She represents everything that characterizes legacy media.  She’s had interviews with all the big stars from Hollywood to D.C. She’s a … Continue reading

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Media News That Ought Not To Surprise You

Netflix set to surpass HBO in USA paid subscriptions You can watch any of their programs any time and any where on any device for about $8 a month.   And they let you shotgun their original series from day … Continue reading

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Return to Kickstarter

At AEJMC this year, I was part of a great panel about using Kickstarter to fund journalistic and other media projects – hence the recent number of posts on Kickstarter… Here are two more crowdfunded projects that have just popped … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 6 – 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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News about News

Chicago Defender facing financial trouble One of the nation’s oldest and most storied black-owned papers has laid off its top editors and is behind on its rent. Disney tells ABC affiliates not to talk to Johnny Depp about his new … Continue reading

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