Monthly Archives: September 2011

A video game for training photojournalists?

As we watch Dying to Tell the Story, what do you think of this recent development – a video game for training photojournalists? It’s under development by an Australian company. In “Warco,” players are put in a war zone with … Continue reading

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Dan Eldon’s story

Some links to accompany the story of Reuters photographer Dan Eldon in “Dying to Tell the Story.” Look at the landing page for the foundation in his memory and read his journals online. Another photographer in the film is Carlos … Continue reading

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Threats to serious journalism come in many ways

Journalists today face many challenges as they try to tell the stories of their societies. We’ve discussed some of those, and the films we watch will tell us, and show us, many additional concerns. Here are two very different issues … Continue reading

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“Supergirl” no more

As we look at media around the world, China’s Hunan Television and its mega-popular Super Girl talent program have always been on our radar when we talk about media changes in China. But, alas, Super Girl will be televised no … Continue reading

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From MTV to Afghanistan…

As we discuss how theorists have “categorized” media systems and look at how one might think about countries and media systems in these times of great change, here’s an interesting read and an unexpected pairing: “In Kabul, It’s Not MTV, … Continue reading

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RSF comments on European media

As we continue to discuss theories of media around the world, take a look at this article on the countries of the European Union, as Reporters Without Borders elaborates on the Press Freedom Index. Examine what they see as causes … Continue reading

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Freedom around the World– a Freedom House annual project

As we look at media theories and regions of the world, take a look at the annual rating of countries by Freedom House, an independent NGO supporting freedom around the world. Another interesting index is the Press Freedom Index, compiled … Continue reading

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The future of the Chinese news agency, Xinhua, gone global

As we look at the global players in the distribution of news, read this Newsweek article (via the Daily Beast) about the future of Xinhua, the Chinese news agency that has grown apace with China. As the authors write, “In … Continue reading

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Documentaries

On the tip from a student, we’ve been made aware of Documentary Storm, a free website where you can view documentaries.  It isn’t too early to be thinking about your documentary film paper, so it is worth exploring to see … Continue reading

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Media images and a decade after 9/11

In this tenth year after September 11, 2001, what do you think of the extensive coverage of that day during this last week, and the many specials to come on the day itself to mark the decade? Many teenagers who … Continue reading

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