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How Facebook’s Algorithm Influences Your News

With the addition of a news algorithm to its online repertoire, Facebook shifts itself into a new role—that of media gateway. With the popularity of the social media site with Millennials and Gen-Xers, their status as a news source raises questions about the direction of new media and news media. 12 more words


news bias 101: why it happens, how to spot it, what to do next.

Nobody can go through life without picking up some point of views and stumbling into a few opinions. Journalists, for better or for worse, are… 448 more words

Media Literacy

Vertical integration, branding, and a boy wizard

This week we have been talking about media conglomeration and its side effects.  As McChesney notes in his piece “US Media at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century”, branding is an economic benefit of media conglomeration.   616 more words

Media Literacy

Garth Jowett, professor at University of Houston, on propaganda, media literacy, cognitive dissonance, Fairness Doctrine, media conglomeration, and absolute truth.

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Public Relations

The Media Conglomerates of the Internet

While reading this article about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, a kind of eery nostalgic feeling kept creeping up. Those who know Media history (COM 143 anyone?) may understand what I’m talking about. 386 more words

Does our Media Have the Freedom To Think?

“One of the shrewdest ways for human predators to conquer their stronger victims is to steadily convince them with propaganda that they’re still free. N.A. Scott American author, intellectual, anti-totalitarian figure.” 22 more words

Disturbing Trends in the News

Worrisome. The War on Cameras in Reason details police threats, phone confiscations, detentions, felony charges and convictions of citizens for the ‘crime’ of recording officers on duty. 1,276 more words