Monthly Archives: September 2015

An animated primer on Syria and the European refugee crisis, and more, from “Open Culture”

Check out Open Culture, a great website calling itself  “the best free cultural & educational media on the web. Look at this animated short that explains the current connection. Another very good post on Open Culture introduces you to the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis in Cuba

Granma is the official voice of  the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee. Check out the English version of Granma here and note the coverage of the Pope’s visit. Do you think the language differs from the news you access … Continue reading

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Refugee or Migrant? Choosing the right word when reporting

Listen to this On the Media story from NPR. Word choice really makes a difference in important ways. The program reports, “As the crisis in the Mediterranean intensifies, news outlets have been wrestling with terms: should we say “migrant crisis” or … Continue reading

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Syria Deeply

What to know more about the urgent and complicated conflict in Syria after seeing and thinking about the pictures in the last post? One of the best places to go is Syria Deeply, an independent digital space run by journalists … Continue reading

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Are photographs “the screams of the world?”

Across the last few months, many stories have brought up discussions on the power of images, from Baltimore to Charleston to Virginia and, of course, continually in reports of conflict in Syria and other international locations. But the image of … Continue reading

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