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Media News Keeps Changing – PewDiePie and Playboy

One of the challenges of writing a media literacy/intro to mass comm textbook is keeping it up to date.  Even with new editions coming every two years, current events have a way of   changing the media world we live … Continue reading

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PewDiePie Rules YouTube

Felix Kjellberg is the most famous person on the planet you’ve never heard of.  At least if you are older than 40 and don’t have young people in the house.  Kjellberg is the first person in YouTube history to have … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

What’s going to happen now that Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox now owns National Geographic magazine? National Geographic magazine, long known for its serious presentation of complex scientific issues, is now owned by a climate change skeptic.  What could possibly … 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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