Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Generation of Robots

So much of what we discuss in class is about technology and how it’s affecting the journalism field. This class has taught me to really think about my own life and how much of a significant role technology has played. … Continue reading

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An Older Generation and New Technology

In class last week we had a discussion about older people using new forms of technology and watched a few clips about this topic. During this discussion I thought about one of the readings we had in class “Aging and New … Continue reading

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Activism and Journalism

Recently, I have been writing a paper for my African Law and Society class and found myself writing about some of the questions we confronted in class. While I still haven’t taken a stance on the issue of female genital … Continue reading

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Internet Tools

I find this tool that the Tampa Bay Times developed to be really interesting and exciting for the future of the press. It’s called PolitiFact and it fact checks claims made by politicians and others in our national discourse. You … Continue reading

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Fake Social Media Posts

This past Saturday, Hollywood lost another star, actor Paul Walker, best known for his work in the Fast and the Furious movies. Many fans and celebrities shared their condolences on their social media accounts. Some news outlets have been tricked … Continue reading

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Racial Categories

We talked in class at the beginning of the semester about the racial categories that are featured in surveys such as the census. I happened to complete a survey a couple of days later and it included this feature. It … Continue reading

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Journalism as Terrorism?

The British newspaper The Guardian is being threatened with terrorism charges in the wake of publishing documents outlining the NSA’s mass surveillance programs. The British government has already raided the Guardian offices and held reporter Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda for … Continue reading

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