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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Are Graphic images of War necessary?

  US Air Force/Reuters As we watch “Control Room” and touch on the questions of what images media do and don’t show of war, take a look at  (and listen to) Bradley Campbell’s story on PRI World, which examines both … Continue reading

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China may restrict foreign programs online

An article in The Economist (Sept.13-19) notes that from next April, any foreign series or film would need approval before being shown online. Chinese media report regulators are also considering limiting the number of foreign series shown online to a … Continue reading

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PRI- The World covers many bases

As we discuss international news and culture, a good site to check is Public Radio International’s The World. The site and its social media always have interesting stories, most with an international perspective. You can subscribe to the Global Scan. … Continue reading

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