Monthly Archives: September 2014

Protests in Hong Kong:Instagram shut down and Chinese media tell a different story AND AN UPDATE

Update: Read this Verge article showing the limits of China’s attempts to block information on the Hong Kong protests.  The image below is from Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter look-alike. The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) reports that Instagram has been shut … Continue reading

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Thinking about Grad School?

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“Breaking Bad” Week

MTSU will be “Breaking Bad” with a week of science, drug- and disability-awareness activities inspired by the popular television series. Free food, prizes, giveaways and meetings with two people associated with the multi-award-winning TV drama are set for Sept. 28-Oct. … Continue reading

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ISIS and the use of modern media

As we discuss international theories of communication and note that traditional and new media can co-exist, note these stories on ISIS and their use of modern communication technologies: From the New York Times: Isis displaying a deft command of varied … Continue reading

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Bonaroo– the making of a music festival

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How media covered the Scottish referendum vote

As a follow-up from last week’s post on the referendum, check out Greenslade’s blog in the Guardian as he writes about how newspapers covered the decision.  As well, read this round-up of reaction from around the world published in The … Continue reading

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How other countries feel about Scottish independence

As voters decide “Yes” or “No” in the Scottish independence referendum today, read the Guardian’s take on how some other countries view the issue.  Also, check out the Newseum’s top 10 for Thursday, September 18 on the same referendum. ..and … Continue reading

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