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Censoring Socia Media Backfires

Free speech seems to work better than censorship over the long term. Censoring Social Media Fans Flames of Social Unrest The researchers fo…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jul 4, 2012
Reply by Grinning Cat

Australian media faced with right wing takeover

Hot off the presses: The billionaire climate change sceptic who wants a slice of Australia's media Addressing a libertarian think-tank in P…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Jun 27, 2012
Reply by Napoleon Bonaparte

The Media Ecology Association

I recently decreased my time at Atheist Nexus to participate in the Media Ecology Association. This scholarly group seemed closer to my int…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jun 8, 2012

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


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