Category: Articles

Not your typical journalist’s memoir

Lucky Severson, Lucky From Virgin: An Unlikely Story, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018 (Available only on Amazon on Kindle edition, $7.09, 390 pages.) Lucky Severson’s new book Lucky From Virgin is a memoir of sorts, but not in the typical fashion. There is no overarching storyline detailing his life. It seems to be broken up…

YouTube and You

Paul Colligan, YouTube Strategies 2016, Colligan.com, Inc., 2016, $14.95, 182 pages. Author Paul Colligan considers himself a “new media master” and YouTube “expert.” In this book, he deals well with multi-media strategies, especially for YouTube and podcasts. He has published 14 books, all of which can be seen as guidance for newcomers in the field…

Ethics of 13 Reasons Why

Season One of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why was controversial. The series is about a teenage girl, Hannah, who commits suicide in the series’ finale. Before doing so, she records 13 reasons why she did it and includes a list of rules to accompany the tapes Friend and fellow high-school classmate, Clay, receives a…

Study finds unusual coverage patterns found in Ferguson stories

The shooting death last year of Michael Brown and the subsequent events that followed his death in the Ferguson unrest – protests, vigils, riots, outrage – left the public shocked, longing for answers from both sides of the debate that ensued. Brown’s death sparked renewed national attention to police brutality and the relationship between law…