Tag Archives: CBS 6

Rodney King and the impact of citizen videos

The death of Rodney King this weekend reminded us of the police brutality, the controversial court ruling and the subsequent riots in Los Angeles in the early 1990s. But the Rodney King case also marked the advent of citizen videos … Continue reading

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“iPadJournos” report for CBS 6 and Washington Post

Students in my Social Media Journalism class at VCU have reported for the website of WTVR CBS 6 and the politics blog of the Washington Post during this spring semester. Using iPads to produce multimedia news packages, the “iPadJournos” covered topics ranging … Continue reading

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Facebook prepares for future battles

Facebook has bought hundreds of former AOL patents from Microsoft in order to prepare for future battles with Google and Yahoo! With its anticipated IPO in May, Facebook will rise into the same league with the other Internet giants. Yahoo! … Continue reading

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What to do about the Google privacy changes?

Google changes its privacy policy, combining data from all of its services into a consolidated user profile that makes it more efficient for advertisers to target consumers. Why is Google merging all of its privacy settings into one and what … Continue reading

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Follow “iPadJournos” on Twitter and Facebook

This semester, I am teaching a Social Media Journalism class at VCU, in which all 14 student received an iPad to do mobile reporting projects. This innovative technology project is run in cooperation with VCU’s Center for Teaching Excellence and … Continue reading

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The battle between Hollywood and Silicon Valley

The legislative efforts in the U.S. Congress to fight online piracy abroad have caused unprecedented protests by new media companies and organizations this week. The one-day shutdown of Wikipedia and highly publicized protest of Google, Facebook, Twitter and other websites … Continue reading

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Are news media poisoning public opinion?

The cases involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Casey Anthony have shown some news organizations at their worst. Prejudging the outcomes of these cases, news outlets had to make 180-degree turns in their reporting when the two cases had surprising twists. CBS … Continue reading

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Fixing online leaks almost impossible

I was interviewed on a police document controversy in Richmond by Sam Brock on CBS 6 on Monday evening. An anarchist group retrieved police manuals via a FOIA request and published them on its website. The police in return sued … Continue reading

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