Monthly Archives: September 2012

About a billion seconds ago

Seeing all the saber-rattling over Iran brings back memories of my college years. I was a student at Rutgers College in New Brunswick, N.J., during the Iran hostage crisis. Continue reading

Links to lecture notes: COM 208

A West African Crowned Crane at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm & Zoological Park


We are nearing the end of the fifth week of classes. Below are links to notes on some of the things we’ve discussed in Introduction to Mass Communication:

Media and culture
Digital revolution
Google
Information Diet
Books
Newspapers and the case of Afghanistan (“Pursuit of the Taliban”)
Wikipedia
crowdsourcing
Magazines
Blogs, including Word Press
Hollywood blockbusters
Hollywood bombs