Certain terms are simply not fit for media to print. The N-word is one. The F-bomb is another. Words like these pack such a strong semantic punch that society created new terms just to reference them. Redskins is yet another word unfit for print or any use at all for that matter. It is a racial slur that almost every modern dictionary recognizes as such. The term’s history … [Read more...] about [Opinion] Striking through Redskins Bigotry: A Media Call to Action
As I watched the three presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, one word continually came to mind: travis-sham-mockery. I know what you’re are thinking – Travis-sham-mockery is not a word. Technically you’re correct. It is, after all, not recognized by Merriam-Webster, Cambridge Dictionary, or even the game of Scrabble. And despite this refusal by the … [Read more...] about Travis-sham-mockery of the presidential debates
Book: The Internet is Not the Answer Author: Andrew Keen Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press, New York City 277 pages, $25 Communication scholars over the last decade have been unabashed in their claims of the Internet’s potential to transform society through its unique capacity to digitize, store and transmit mass amounts of information as well as its potential for … [Read more...] about If the Internet is not the answer, what is?