Tag: media literacy

Do You Believe in Facebook?

Do You Believe in Facebook?

I had some fun asking a new discussion question to my introductory mass communication class last week: “Do you believe in Facebook?” Not in Facebook’s business model, nor its overall success as a concept. Not in whether it was addictive or not (though the consensus was that yes, it’s addictive). Rather, did the students believe …

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Confessions of a Media Professor

Confessions of a Media Professor

I wasn’t especially grabbed by anything media- or journalism-related in the news this week, and am instead going to explore a theme that occurred to me a while back: my personal “bad media habits.” Every semester, I encourage students in my introductory mass communication course to think about their “media diets.” We talk about which …

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Bitter News on a Sweet Day

Bitter News on a Sweet Day

Photo by Flickr user [ jRa7 ]. I wrote in a tweet (@profsivek) earlier today about catching up with five days of missed newspapers – specifically, the copies of the Fresno Bee that patiently waited for me in their unchanging paper format while I was visiting family in Texas. I noted that there weren’t many …

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