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Pakistan Bans Twitter

Pakistan bans Twitter, citing blasphemous content Claiming that cartoons of Muahmmed are their concern, Pakistan authorities have banned Tw…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 May 20, 2012
Reply by Sarah Walton

NPR opts for truth over "balance"

In Is the Media Ready to Stop Letting Politicians Lie?Sarah Jaffe says In a new revision of the news organization's 2003 code of ethics, N…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Mar 25, 2012
Reply by Loren Miller

The QUERTY effect

How technology changes us is also a Media Issue, in my view. The Right Type of Words: Words Spelled On Right Side of Keyboards Lead to More…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Mar 8, 2012
Reply by Grinning Cat

Nasty people in the media prime us to act nasty too

Nasty People in the Media Prime the Brain for Aggression ... a new study, co-authored by an Iowa State University psychology professor, ...…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Mar 7, 2012

How Fox manipulates public opinion

In Fox News Shamelessly Smears Group That Exposed Network's Sordid History Mark Howard covers The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Netw…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Feb 26, 2012

Video games change brain function

Sustained changes in the region of the brain associated with cognitive function and emotional control were found in young adult men after o…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jan 5, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

Media related art

This deviantart picture by ~Live4soul conveys Marshall McLuhan's "The medium the message"/"Media are extensions of ourselves" for newspaper…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Oct 24, 2011
Reply by Loren Miller

Real reporting being replaced by "News Whiz"?

This "meta-reporting" caught my attention: "Field Reporting: Going, Going, Gone?" on veteran journalist David Marash's investigation of U.S…

Started by Grinning Cat

2 Oct 22, 2011
Reply by Steph S.

E book just as good?

Of course the study was initiated by the "operator of the e-book platform libreka!." "Almost all of the participants stated that they like…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Oct 22, 2011
Reply by Steph S.

Fiction excels at planting falsehood

In How Television Can Make You Believe Things That Aren't True Tom Jacobs summarizes research that "nuggets of misinformation embedded in a…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Oct 14, 2011
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

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