This week I found three articles really interesting. The first article is about the possible repeal in net neutrality laws. Last Tuesday the FCC released a plan to to undo the landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, therefore clearing the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content … Continue reading What’s Happening in The News
A common theme found throughout all of the articles this week was the idea that as we find a way to navigate through all the new and emerging technologies revolutionizing “digital media”, we must find a way to adapt and create new guidelines on how we can use these technologies in both an ethical and … Continue reading Digital Media Issues In Review
The Remix Manifesto documentary was eye-opening to someone like myself who is not well-versed in the intellectual property laws. The Girl-Talk debate is interesting because it is based on what the law considers "creativity" and "art" to be. In the video, Greg Gillis justifies his side of the argument by explains that by putting two completely … Continue reading Intellectual Property
"If the 20th- century entertainment industry was about hits, the 21st will be equally about misses." The two concepts, Long Tail and Free, are changing the way companies think of traditional revenue streams and ways to market their product. The Long-tail concept is the idea that if you were to add up all the "non-hits" or … Continue reading Creativity…the new frontier!
Out with the old and in with the new! The traditional ways that mass communication have been taught in higher education may not be a viable way of teaching anymore. The need for new positions such as product management will only become more important over the next few years. As the realm of journalism expands … Continue reading Goodbye print design…hello online media design!
If I didn't think coding and learning technical skills was important before reading these articles, I certainly do now. A common theme throughout all of the articles this week was the need for individuals who possess both technical and foundational skills within the journalism field. In Superpowers: The Digital Skills Media Leaders Say Newsrooms Need … Continue reading Fake News