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  • Olympic Torch Relay in Barcelona 2004
    Olympics and the Media online course reaches global audience
    The new online course entitled “The Olympic Games and the Media” began today with a large global audience. Organized by American education company Coursera, and offered free of charge, the content and videos are from the Autonomous...
  • Understanding LGBTQ Media Representations
    Understanding LGBTQ Media Representations
    "The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings." ~ Ralph Blum If one wants to know and understand how representations of members of the LGBTQ community started to appear in the mass media, and in this...
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    Twitter’s new headlines feature: Will users be able to find it?
    Monday, Twitter released its new headlines feature that allows users to directly access outside sources behind the topic of a tweet. The new feature will make it easier for users to connect to further reading on a topic. That is, if they are aware...
  • Media's Scales of Injustice
    One libertarian-eye-view of the Zimmerman-Trayvon fiasco
    At this writing the feds are considering trying George Zimmerman for "violating Trayvon Martin's civil rights," creating de facto double jeopardy.The lawyering classes have defecated on the Fifth Amendment's guarantee against...
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    Anonymous warns of US 'insurrection'
    In a video uploaded to YouTube yesterday, Anonymous warned of an "insurrection" in the United States and said that the federal government is using the Sandy Hook school shooting as an excuse to confiscate weapons from law-abiding...
  • People gather at a memorial for victims near the school on Sunday following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
    Has the 'Information Age' affected journalism: a Sandy Hook Elementary Exclusive
    It took me, like everyone, a few days to begin to process the horrific events that occurred on Friday, Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I was stunned, I grieved, and I - most importantly - awaited facts before attempting to paint the most...
  • Gay LGBT Rights Under Attack: NBC The New Normal Banned in Utah
    Mass Media and the LGBT Community: Making or Destroying the Path?
    “The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” ~ Malcom XIt can be said that...
  • Casey Anthony coverage boosts HLN viewership for July by 146%
    Media coverage of Casey Anthony ignites the flames of angry protest
    Perhaps the only aspect of the Casey Anthony case that has not been fully considered is the mass media’s constant drumbeat of this mother’s guilt in the killing of her daughter Caylee – and the impact this had upon the viewing...
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange In Norway In 2010
    Wikileaks' Assange: ‘This generation is burning the mass media to the ground’
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke to a forum at the Splendour in the Grass music festival in Queensland Friday.In his speech he said ‘This generation is burning the mass media to the ground’.Julian Assange Founded WikiLeaks to...
  • Network: The Desire To Sensationalize Regardless Of Facts
    Network & The Negative Influences of Mass News Media
    There is going to be a discussion of incivility in politics soon, lead by a collaboration of Northeastern Ohio universities including the University of Akron. It is high time that more events like these happen not only here, but around the country...
  • David Groff offers advice to writers: Be superb, original, relentless
    David Groff offers advice to writers: Be superb, original, relentless
    Independent editors have the publishing knowledge and contacts with agents and publishers that writer's need.Traveling the road to publication can be frustrating for many writers. This is especially true for new and emerging writers who often...
  • Kanye and Taylor
    Being in the moment, disruptive ads, and the culture of interruption
    Chances are, you will be interrupted before you finish reading this article. You may have noticed that nearly every media outlet, from web to broadcast, is hell-bent to derail your train of thought.Mediaweek reported an increase in web ads that...
  • Mass media
    Dirt smugglers, moonwalking bears, and media misdirection
    Misdirection is a magician's favorite tool. The CBS TV series The Mentalist based an entire web campaign on this principle. Everyone from David Copperfield to David Blaine relies on misdirection. Click on the video to the left of this article...
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    Why master social media
    Whether you are in St Louis or Russia, social media marketing is a process to master and promote your site or business through social media channels and it is a powerful strategy that will get you links, attention and massive amounts of traffic....
  • Mobi - Unique benefit number 5
    Mobi - Unique benefit number 5
    St. Louis, did you know that mobile is only media available at the point of creative inspiration? This observation of the fifth benefit comes courtesy of Tony Fish, the famed author of Mobile Web 2.0 etc. The point here is this - that when we have...