Monthly Archives: September 2014

Journalism for the Modern World

Last week’s readings discussed at length how the way information is transmitted has drastically changed because of advances in technology. Paul Grabowicz explains in “The Transition to Digital Journalism” that journalists have resorted to a “web-first” or “web-centric” approach to … Continue reading

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Modern News Consumption

We live in an era of interconnectedness. Communication is no longer a restrictive format, but is flexible across time zones, boarders and mediums. Within this realm of interactive, fragmented and networked media systems, however, consumers can no longer merely rely … Continue reading

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Unpacking loaded language

Security forces vs. police officers vs. insurgents vs. soldiers vs. terrorists vs. fighters vs… How do you refer to people with guns while also remaining objective in your reporting? That’s the question we grappled with in Thursday’s class discussion. At best, there’s no clear, good answer, … Continue reading

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Remaining Unbiased

In class on Tuesday, we discussed the role that the Amherst Police Department had in the riots that surrounded the famed celebration of “Blarney,” an Amherst tradition that occurs in the weekend leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. It was … Continue reading

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Wage Gap: Not Wide Enough for News

If meaning lies in media representation, we might as well toss the fight for equal pay in the trash. The Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill initiated in 2012 to protect equal pay for women, was rejected for the fourth time … Continue reading

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Ferguson: Is the Media to Blame?

Something that came across my stream of news headlines recently was a public opinion poll done on St. Louis County. The Ferguson situation has obviously been going on for a long time. But what does ‘going on’ really mean? To … Continue reading

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Media Representations and Humor

It’s possible I overworked my brain in class on Tuesday, continuously thinking about Douglas Martin’s obituary for Yvonne Brill and Stephen Colbert’s ‘humorous’ comment about Asian Americans. Obviously, no one found Douglas Martin’s obituary comical or even cute as he intended, … Continue reading

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Combining text and photos

One of this week’s readings that I found particularly interesting was the NPR article, “People Wonder: ‘If They Gunned Me Down,’ What Photo Would Media Use?” by Bill Chappell. A blog called “Which Picture Would They Use?” displays a variety … Continue reading

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Technology in the Classrooms

To begin discussing technology and some different ways in which it affects our education, I searched some general articles that indeed show how our education is affected by the increase in technology. Some may argue that it brings up so much information … Continue reading

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Welcome to M,T & C!

Please feel free to jump right in and post something – a question, a link to an interesting article + a comment, a thought, etc. By now, many dozens of Media, Technology & Culture students have published posts in this … Continue reading

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