Monthly Archives: September 2013

Technical glitch gives temporary Facebook access to Iranian citizens

As we look at authoritarian governments and control, read about Iranian’s short window of access to banned social media.  But social media is in use in the country, even by new president Rouhani.  Listen to this PRI piece on the … Continue reading

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Additional Resources for Digital Media Emergence

Riptide is a project from the Nieman Journalism Lab that documents the “epic collision between journalism and digital technology, from 1980-present.” The Complete History of Social Media– I cited this in my presentation for class today. Check it out!

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Fall 2013 MTSU International Documentary Series

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Updates on Syria in the media

As we discussed on Thursday, media are acting as diplomat again with regards to the U.S.’s involvement in Syria. Over the weekend, President Obama announced six network interviews to air Monday evening, in which he would discuss his views and … Continue reading

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Infographics– do they help make sense of worldwide reactions to Syria?

Do you know about visual.ly? As we talk about the abundance of information and the 24/7 nature of news these days, here’s a great sources for understanding (visually) some of the many aspects of how the world is reacting to … Continue reading

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The News IQ Quiz

“Do you know more about the news than the average American? Test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news, by taking our short 13-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,052 randomly sampled … Continue reading

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Signal Jamming

As we talk about global media, censorship, and media as an agent of diplomacy, here is a current example of all that in real-time. On Monday, Al-Jazeera claimed that Egypt has been jamming their broadcast signal for the past seven weeks. … Continue reading

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