Monthly Archives: January 2011

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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Al Jazeera, Egypt & the United States

In his book Three Blind Mice,  media journalist Ken Auletta talks about how the first Gulf War brought CNN to prominence.  He writes: It wasn’t until the war in the Persian Gulf began in January 1991  that the cable revolution … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera English provides stunning coverage of rioting in Egypt

When I got into the office this morning and logged into Twitter, the news was flowing fast and furious about the anti-government rioting taking place in Egypt.  American cable networks were giving spot coverage of the story, but the national … Continue reading

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Presenting an argument

On Wednesday evening, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow opened her show with a series of arguments that claimed that current Democratic president Barack Obama is to the right on a number of positions of Republican presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and … Continue reading

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Is There a Conspiracy? Olbermann, MSNBC, GE, Comcast & Advertisers

The big media news last Friday was that controversial, popular and profitable MSNBC Countdown host Keith Olbermann announced that show was at an end and that he and MSNBC would not be working together anymore. The Twitterverse quickly exploded with … Continue reading

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Copyright, Piracy & Free Speech

Here’s a quick roundup of stories dealing with copyright, piracy, and free speech issues.  Been a busy start to the semester: How will the war on video and music piracy change in 2011? Good in-depth story from Mashable. Settlement on … Continue reading

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Blogs & Twitter Accounts for my JMC 406 Student

Here are the blogs and Twitter accounts for all of my Commentary and Blogging students.  Classmates, you should be following all of these Twitter accounts and reading the blogs. Rocio Irun Blog: Twitter:  @rocioirun Alison Sievers Blog: Twitter: … Continue reading

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Sources of Editorials

For my commentary and blogging class, here are links to editorials from several major papers: The Washington Post The New York Times USA Today Note that the editorials marked “Opposing  Views” are not really editorials, they are alternative opinions written … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13: ‘Seven Dirty Words’ and Truth 3 – Everything From the Margin Moves to the Center

UPDATE: May, 24, 2012: On May 27, 1972, just about exactly 40 years ago today, George Carlin recorded his concert album Class Clown during a show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.  Among the sketches he performed was one destined … Continue reading

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JMC 406 Commentary & Blogging Students Link Here

As I’ve mentioned before, this semester I’m teaching a course in commentary and blogging that includes a good dose of social media.  In the comments section for this post you will find links to the blogs and Twitter feeds for … Continue reading

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