Monthly Archives: April 2012

Farewell, Mr. Clark.

No matter where in the world I would be, the last few hours of each and every New Year’s Eve were always spent rocking it out with”America’s oldest teenager,” Dick Clark. The famed radio and television personality has without a doubt, contributed effortlessly and endlessly to the worlds of media and broadcasting. His recent passing, […]

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Copyright Criminals.

As we delve deeper and deeper into this new digital era, the plethora of new opportunities and technological advances that constantly surround us seem only to further the already long list of issues regarding property rights. In an age where hardly anything is truly inaccessible, the once-minimal controversies surrounding copyright and free content have become […]

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Wikipedia.

Having become “the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet,” Wikipedia’s own personal entry introduces the revolutionary site as “a free, collaborative, multilingual Internet encyclopedia supported by the non-profit¬†Wikimedia Foundation.” And unfortunately, I, along with 365 million other individuals, have come to rely rather heavily on the Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger […]

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Kony 2012…?

As we have continuously discussed, the media undoubtedly holds a great power over the thoughts and opinions of our current society. With up-to-the minute news stories and a variety of manipulative videos circling the digital world, it is not at all difficult for our ideals to be swayed because of this constant propaganda that looms […]

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Henry Jenkins.

Earlier last week, our afternoon class had the pleasure of hearing a variety of very wise thoughts from one of America‚Äôs most respected media analysts, Henry Jenkins. The former MIT Media Studies Professor and author of the 2006 best seller, Convergence Culture, presented us with a fascinating discussion about the huge impacts that social media […]

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