#Com101 channel

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Final exam schedule has been released

Our final will be on the Wednesday of finals week, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 14, in our regular classroom, VMMC 111. COM   101 1 MASS COM SOC B R OPPEGAARD        W1:00‐3:00pm VMMC 111

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Glass, and how it could change our future technologies

Ignore the product placement concerns, and this is an interesting piece of futuristic thinking, that doesn't seem too far in the future:

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Intro to Mass Comm by Baran put on reserve

I have went through the process to get our class text, Baran's Intro to Mass Comm, put on reserve at the library. The librarians say it might take two weeks to process, but after that, at least, it will be there for you, if you need it.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Paul Krugman, The Years of Shame

An alternative response to the 9-11-11 commemorations, from a Nobel Prize-winning New York Times columnist, which caused former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to cancel his subscription, in this Fox News reported response. Krugman's follow-up post today.

Sponge Bob, the brain sucker?

This recent study on media effects, reported in various places today (including the LA Times and The Columbian), argues that case. What do you think of the research methodology? What do you think of the results?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Product placement ... advertising's invisible hand

A Brief History of Conspicuous Product Placement in Movies
by Oliver Noble

A montage of the historical developments in product placement:

Shameless product placements:

The future?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Baran book has moved to the 7th edition

The syllabus lists the 6th edition, but the bookstore is carrying the 7th. So please buy the 7th. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hashtag change: From #Com101 to #ComV101

To keep the Vancouver Twitter feeds separate from Pullman (and France, or wherever those other messages were coming from), let's change our Twitter hashtag to #ComV101. The blog channel has been changed as well.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The scale of Twitter, and why it is important for journalists

Where does journalism fit within the new media paradigm? Here is Twitter's perspective:

Twitter for Newsrooms

"We want to make our tools easier to use so you can focus on your job: finding sources, verifying facts, publishing stories, promoting your work and yourself—and doing all of it faster and faster all the time.

We know you come from different generations. Some are native to the pilcrow, others native to the hashtag. You began your careers in different media: radio, print, broadcast, online and mobile. But you share a common bond: the desire to make a difference in the world, bringing reliable information to the communities you serve.

While this group is diverse, we think Twitter and #TfN can be a kind of common ground—and we know Twitter is a tool all journalists can use to find sources faster, tell stories better, and build a bigger audience for their work."

From Mashable:

"According to (Twitter's) calculations, a day’s worth of tweets would be enough to write a 10-million-page book or 8,163 copies of War and Peace. Every second, 2,400 tweets are sent through Twitter’s servers, enough for 1.4 billion tweets per week.

Twitter surpassed 50 million tweets per day less than a year-and-a-half ago, and two years ago, Twitter users sent just 10 million tweets per day.

Twitter is growing at a rapid pace — and that’s why it is worth around $10 billion. It still has a ways to go before it reaches Facebook and its 750 million users though."