Facebook friends the news media

April 10, 2011

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As the news media struggles to increase online traffic and revenue, Facebook is extending a helping hand. “Like” buttons have already done this; they allow Facebook users to pass their favorite reads along to others in their news feed, bringing more traffic to the article and news site. The AP clipping of this story contains […]

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What Brian doesn’t tell you, Jon will

March 31, 2011

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I’m a huge NBC Nightly News fan—partly because I have a huge crush on Brian Williams—but mostly because I feel like a great deal of conscientious news judgement goes into each broadcast. I like that foreign news with the amazing Richard Engles has often led the broadcast in recent weeks, and I also like the White […]

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State of the News Media

March 26, 2011

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The 8th State of the News Media report, which was released by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism earlier this month, reaffirmed what many of us were already thinking—41% of Americans surveyed said they go to the internet for their national/international news. This marks a 17% increase from last year. One other […]

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#cnl-following the News Literacy Conference on Twitter

March 21, 2011

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Twitter has never appealed to me. Even though I rarely type out super long Facebook statuses, I just don’t like that Twitter sets a limit. And I’d rather be friends with someone as opposed to following them—call me old fashioned. Although the same amount of creeping (urban dictionary: Following what is going on in someone’s […]

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Japan Coverage-GlobalVoices

March 21, 2011

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It has been just over a week since an earthquake—ranked 8.9 on the Richter scale— and resulting tsunami tore through Japan. The media has been devoting a great deal of coverage to this story, which is obviously an important one considering the rising death toll, extensive destruction, and nuclear emergency that resulted from this natural […]

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you know that feeling you get when your computer crashes? I hate that feeling.

March 5, 2011

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Backing up the files on my computer has been on my to do list…..since 2009. I wish that were a joke.  Really though, it’s sad. Maybe I’ll finally get around to it now that I can back it up on a cloud. (Doesn’t that sound so cool?) We talked about this a bit in class […]

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Mark Zuckerberg, President of Egypt?

March 3, 2011

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Hearing Iason Athanasiadis speak about his experience as a foreign correspondent covering the Middle East—and specifically his time in Tahrir Square during last month’s protests—was hands down, my favorite “My Life As…” lecture here at Stony Brook University. I could fill this entry with the various reasons explaining why this lecture was my favorite, but in order […]

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