Category: Media

On The Role of Film as Course Material

In the years I have been teaching philosophy, religious studies, and communications, I have used a variety of resources in my courses. Textbooks are useful in many courses and students are expected to complete assigned readings in order to be prepared for class. The…

Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before Risking Lives in a Snow Storm

The moral high ground places the value of human life above ego and appearance.

Check Your Sources: A Beginner’s Guide to Knowing What to Believe Online

I read a great meme on Facebook a couple years ago. “Google before you post” is the new “Think before you speak.” It is cute, funny, and true. We see a great deal of “news” on social media sites every day. Sometimes it is…

As News Consumers Age, Newspapers Continue Death March

I was shocked earlier this week when someone told me about a 39-year-old person who reads the newspaper every morning. I’m 40, and I haven’t picked up a newspaper in … well, I can’t really remember. I tried to rationalize by imagining that this…

Community Newspapers in the Digital Age: A Survival Guide

Published in THE UP! MAGAZINE London, United Kingdom.

Ancient Philosophy and Emerging Technology

A short example of how the earliest of thinkers is still relevant in the twenty-first century.

@Twitter, the #WorldSeries and #Hurricane #Sandy

While sitting in Pennsylvania this morning, awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, I pushed out the following across three social media platforms: Presently #SFgiants is trending higher than and #Sandy related hashtags on Twitter. Many ways to interpret that. What’s yours? That was at…

The Smart Phone: Our Most Personal Possession

“Can I borrow your phone?” The very sound of this question incites a fear in the deepest recesses of our hearts. We are immediately suspicious, confused and vulnerable all at the same time. Why? We certainly didn’t have that reaction years ago when someone…

Radio in the Digital Age

Published in THE UP! MAGAZINE London, United Kingdom.

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