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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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Citing blogs without proper attribution

My latest journal publication, which just appeared in the summer issue of the Newspaper Research Journal, tracks the source relationship between traditional news media and blogs. In the study, my co-author Bruce Garrison from the University of Miami’s School of … 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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Breaking news on social media

It took a while until CNN and other traditional news media were ready to report the death of Osama bin Laden. While the news was already widely discussed on social media networks like Twitter, news organizations were still verifying the … Continue reading

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Shoveling tweets: Traditional media and their use of Twitter

The International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin hosted a research panel on Twitter. I presented a study that I conducted with two of my recent graduate students, Maureen Linke and Asriel Eford, from our Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program at … Continue reading

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A weekend with Anderson Cooper

It was an extraordinary weekend at the Richmond Forum with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who presented a “360-degree look at world events” to more than 5000 people at the Landmark Theater and sat down for a Q&A with me on … Continue reading

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Anderson Cooper at the Richmond Forum

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will share his experiences covering the uprising in Egypt at two Richmond Forum events this weekend. I am excited to moderate both events on Feb. 19 and 20. In addition, 30 of our VCU mass communications … Continue reading

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Media coverage of the protests in Egypt

Journalists have been under attack while trying to cover the protests in Egypt. Not only correspondents of television networks and newspapers were attacked, but especially star reporters and anchors such as CNN’s Anderson Cooper and CBS’ Katie Couric. I was … Continue reading

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Blog sources have no name

At this year’s AEJMC conference in Denver, Bruce Garrison from the University of Miami and I presented a research paper (“Sources without a name”) that tracked the source relationship between traditional news media and blogs. In the study, we applied … Continue reading

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