Yes, Western Terror Attacks DO Get More Coverage

March 25, 2016 admin 0

Mike Wendling writing for the BBC News Blog addresses the issue of whether the Brussels or Ankara attacks received more coverage. The social media sharing of posts regarding the lack of coverage are now become quite predictable, almost as much as the social media shouting matches over the nature of the threats, […]

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Media Coverage of Terrorism

March 23, 2016 admin 1

This was in my Facebook feed courtesy of Boing Boing this morning. Not a surprise, since I had a discussion with a FB friend named Keenan Robert last week after posting a story about why weren’t the other terrorist acts in  Turkey and Cote d’Ivoire covered as much. As one person snarkily […]

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CFP – The Internet and the 2016 Presidential Campaign

March 14, 2016 admin 0

I share this because I hope some political geography and media geography scholars might consider contributing to the volume. Baumgartner was part of a book looking at late-night humor and American politics.   CFP: Book Chapters for Edited Volume “The Internet and the 2016 Presidential Campaign” (Edited by Jody C. Baumgartner and […]

Trump, Humor and Dystopian Movie References

March 2, 2016 admin 1

Donald Trump’s rise ahead of Super Tuesday’s primaries and caucuses has been analyzed as a symptom of a country that has outsourced jobs that many white, middle-class voters now scramble to maintain, if those jobs are still available in the places they live. Others argue it is fear that is being […]