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Mass Communication

Take a look at the latest covers of TIME Magazine: The different covers of the Feb 27, 2012 edition of TIME Magazine (click to enlarge) This piqued my interest for several reasons. The first was obviously that “Lil’ Kim” is the most clever headline that anyone could have come up with for that cover story. […]

July 28th, 2011

Agenda Setting vs. Lying

There’s a fine line between agenda setting and straight up lying to your audience, and this clip from from The Colbert Report highlights just how ridiculous the coverage of the Norway terror attacks by select America news media was.

Amazon purchased the deal site Woot.com, which was in itself a pretty big deal (figuratively and literally). Right after the acquisition was finalized and made public, Woot inserted a line in one of their item descriptions about how the Associated Press owed them money for quoting Woot CEO Matt Rutledge. Woot copywriters (and whoever approved […]

That whole Balloon Boy saga was a huge blow to the credibility of news organizations everywhere. It really showed that nobody was above covering sensationalistic news. Perhaps, at a deeper level, it also explained why the Internet has eclipsed traditional media as the news channel of choice for so many people. I don’t dislike traditional […]

August 2nd, 2009

Seriously, Associated Press?

This is what happens when you want to copy/paste part of an AP article: I swear, the Associated Press has no idea how the Internet works. I know that other people hosting AP stories hurts the company’s bottom line (in terms of ad revenue), but this is just ridiculous. I don’t even know where to […]

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