Author Archives: csmith111989

Duolingo, the Universal Translator

by Corey Smith It’s an idyllic concept: anyone in the world can go to any website and, at the click of a button, translate it into whatever language they choose. WikiLeaks in Farsi? No problem. KnowYourMeme in Russian? Of course. … Continue reading

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Analyzing Monocle & its Global Media Brand

by Corey Smith Amid the organized chaos of international news reportage, cross-cultural entertainment and new media technology spreading worldwide, we sometimes forget to take a step back and look at who is actually producing the content. This post is dedicated … Continue reading

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Searching for Truth in a World of Death, Violence & Media Voyeurism

by Corey Smith Depictions of violence and even death are oftentimes sensitive subjects to broach. However, when viewed under the lens of the media, these topics gain a unique sense of importance in that audiences can be extremely receptive, perhaps … Continue reading

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