This Week’s Reads: Psst… They aren’t about llamas or #thedress

This week’s news got totally weird in one day. We went from net neutrality to llamas on loose to the color of a dress in a poorly taken photo. HOW? Anyways,  I decided to avoid those topics because I read a lot of interesting things this week that had nothing to do with either of … More This Week’s Reads: Psst… They aren’t about llamas or #thedress

An Awkward Girl’s Guide to Being Decent on the Internet

So, in light of Keith Olbermann’s recent Twitter rant and subsequent suspension, I thought it was time for an Awkward Girl’s Guide for keeping your human decency on the Internet. It seems like every day I hear a new story about a social media controversy. Young and old people alike seem to have trouble controlling the … More An Awkward Girl’s Guide to Being Decent on the Internet

Media Monday: A serious turn for Academy Awards coverage

Leading up to the Academy Awards, there was a lot of attention placed on the gender differences between the way men and women are covered on the red carpet. The movement #AskHerMore gained traction through a lot of online feminist media as a call out journalists to ask women more than what she was wearing … More Media Monday: A serious turn for Academy Awards coverage

This Week’s Reads: You’ll cry, you’ll laugh and then you’ll cry again

It took me a little longer to think of my list this week. I guess there was less that just stood out. However, I read some interesting things and I know I missed a lot of things I wanted to read. I’ll do better next week. Regardless, here it is. 1. My Own Life– Oliver … More This Week’s Reads: You’ll cry, you’ll laugh and then you’ll cry again

Media Monday: On Creating a Legacy and David Carr

The recent loss of David Carr has gotten me thinking about what it takes to make a legacy in journalism (or anywhere for that matter). Journalists have been the news lately, as I mentioned last week, both positively and negatively. I’ve been reading a lot about Carr and I think I have picked up on some … More Media Monday: On Creating a Legacy and David Carr

This Week’s Reading: A big week for news and a lot of Brian Williams

This week’s reading was very much focused on the Brian Williams controversy, mostly because I think that a lot of interesting and important questions about news production are being brought up in relation to it. There was a lot of news this week, so I was caught up in that rather than the more human … More This Week’s Reading: A big week for news and a lot of Brian Williams