Monthly Archives: September 2011

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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Making myself perfectly clear

Several of you have said it wasn’t clear if you needed to have JUST the URL or a FIRST blog post this week. Here’s the deal: The first blog post is due at the latest by next Wednesday night. Many … Continue reading

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Cultural considerations…and thinking about maps

Here’s a Peace Corps video examining some of the issues we discussed in class about cultural differences. Also, as we think about differing world views, have you ever thought about how different cultures think about maps? Here’s a famous UpsideDown … Continue reading

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