Monthly Archives: March 2012

Al Jazeera Declines Jihadist Snuff Video

by Gabby LaVerghetta If a news organization is in possession of authentic images or video footage of a newsworthy event, should it air them? The question is so intriguing because every scenario must be evaluated individually. Al Jazeera faced such … Continue reading

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Editor’s Notes: Centennial Posting

Our little corner booth in the global supermarket of ideas passed a significant threshold today:  100 posts.  Not by design, but just as part of the flow of those ideas, the post that set the mark was not from one … Continue reading

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The Media & South Korean Public Diplomacy

(Editor’s Note: Some students in the International Media program at American University are now researching their final capstone projects. These projects will take the form of either scholarly papers, or professional and creative projects. We are posting proposals and updates … Continue reading

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News Framing & Xenophobia: How Can a Hijab be a Threat?

by Fatemeh Shahkolahi I take issue with what the media in the United States decide to cover. I have a problem with what the media term to be “newsworthy.” I don’t appreciate the framing of some news stories, especially when … Continue reading

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Different Perspectives: Televised Sports in the U.K.

by Becky Mezzanotte Recently, I found myself in a pub in Edinburgh, Scotland called Tron. It was here that I would actually experience media in the U.K. as my friends and I gathered in around a table to watch the … Continue reading

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