Advertising & Public Relations: Powerful Persuasion

The Daisy Spot political ad (1964) is considered *the most* influential ad of all time. This ad cleverly suggested that Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater would likely get the U.S. embroiled in a nuclear war. (Pavlik & McIntosh, p. 259) —————————————————————– Sex Sells… and normalizes dangerous gendered attitudes and behaviors šJean Kilbourne TEDxLafayetteCollege š Here […]

David Boraks & Online Community News Network Experiences

David Boraks is a writer, editor and photographer whose work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and on the radio in the U.S. and abroad. For the past four decades he has interviewed public officials, corporate CEOs, college presidents, artists and entertainers, entrepreneurs, foreign leaders, athletes, activists, and small-town police chiefs. He holds degrees from Wesleyan and Cornell universities and has won a variety of awards and fellowships for news writing, editing, design, art, and photography.

A Changing Media Landscape: An Award-Winning Journalist’s Perspective

I’m 31 and it astounds me how much change I’ve seen in my lifetime, such as the advent of the Internet, social media, cable news networks that are 24/7, networks openly biased (Fox News/MSNBC), talk radio’s political polarization, and the rise of the Internet making everything so instantaneous so it feels like you never can keep the beast fed. In that process, the traditional newspaper model, or better said, the advertising model that funds the media, has substantially diminished.

Happy 30th, ‘Super Mario’! Five big Mario moments

Happy 30th, ‘Super Mario’! Five big Mario moments The lovable Nintendo gaming character Mario has existed since he appeared as the hero of “Donkey Kong” in 1981, but he reached video game immortality with 1985’s “Super Mario Bros.,” a game that would have countless sequels and spinoffs over 30 years. Players thrilled at guiding Mario […]

Social Media & Impacts on Society

Social media usage has become incredibly popular over the last several years with users preferring various platforms for different reasons. Among the big, recurring concerns has been centered around a tension-filled debate about whether social media is making us more or less social. Here is a round-up of some recent articles discussing the issues and implications stemming from social media’s prevalence in our lives.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read! Sept. 27- Oct. 3, 2015

Banned Books Week was started in 1982, and is now observed by libraries, schools and bookstores across the country. It was founded to raise awareness to the fact that people are still trying to ban books. Bookstores and libraries all around the country are participating. And you can read more about Banned Books Week and the […]

Students Discuss Interactive Media

-A two-way process (dialog) -The content received depends on user input. -The majority of media these days try to incorporate interactive elements.   Interactive media are those that create a dialogue between the user and the system, where both sides are able to alter the other (such as through user experiences).   Interactive media allows […]

Interactive Media: An App Developer’s Insights on the Industry

After spending several years developing enterprise applications and web based applications, I was very intrigued when the iPhone came out and developer apps were available with iOS 2. Having used apps in the past on the Palm platform, I was aware of some of the capabilities that apps could handle, but the iPhone was an entirely new way of thinking. When the iPad was announced in 2010, I knew I had to create an app and take advantage of the new platform and screen size.

Students Discuss Visual Media: Differences & Similarities

How is visual media different from other forms of mass media? How is TV different from other forms of visual media, such as photography and movies?

Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

Annie Leibovitz
Born: Oct 2, 1949
Celebrity potraits, work in Vanity Fair
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
(Jan 2007)
Directed by Barbara Leibovitz