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How Blogosphere Is Influencing the Presidential Election

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

I will be on an election Postmortem panel at Kennesaw State University on Thursday and my topic will be the blogosphere and the election. Here are some bullet points I am assembling for the talk, got any others? Let me know:

First point to remember. Blogs are simply a blank piece of paper. They can be [...] A Media Literacy Teaching Tool

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Know The News is a website aimed at providing the resources that allow students to remix internationally broadcasted news and then submit the final result to the internet community for review where it is then rated based on quality, fairness, accuracy, and style. This from a Know The News press release:
Journalists and news consumers have [...]

Robin Good’s Great, Continuing Advice on Making New Media

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

If you want to learn how to master new media, then you should bookmark or set a RSS feed for Robin Good’s MasterNewMedia site. He is based in Italy, but you can get to meet him yourself in this video where he explains how to get and share information for your website. He practices what [...]

Horse Race Presidential Campaign Coverage Alive and Well

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

The New York Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt uses a standard public journalism critique of The New York Times and the news media as a whole when he writes about the 2008 presidential election coverage’s horse race mentality. He writes in his column:
Through Friday, of 270 news articles published in The Times about the election [...]

New Blog Finds, Interprets New Media Scholarly Research

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Serena Carpenter has launched her Online Journalism blog, and it worth bookmarking. Carpenter, Assistant Professor at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has the rare ability to use new media applications and at the same time do serious new media scholarship.
Here is what she says at her new blog:
Not [...]