Welcome to Spring 2014!

Welcome to the spring 2014 semester of Global News and World Media Cultures. You’ll find information on class as well as a regular posting of links to stories you’ll find interesting and related to class.

Here are a few stories for you as we begin the semester:

The 85 richest people on Earth and the bottom half of the global population.

The Egyptian military clamps down on free speech.

On January 17th, The Square, by the director of Control Room, will be released on Netflix.

Jehane Noujaim

Jehane Noujaim. Photograph: Ahmed Hassan

From the Guardian: “The Square is the first Egyptian film to earn an Oscar nomination – but it cannot officially be shown in Egypt itself. That is down to its provocative subject matter: the documentary charts the course of Egypt’s political upheaval since 2011, through the eyes of a handful of Tahrir Square protesters.” It is directed by Jehane Noujaim.

An interesting opinion piece, as we approach the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia:

The ‘How Are You?’ Culture Clash

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MTSU Professor of Mass Communication
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