Category Archives: censorship

Have we lost our moorings?

For weeks our local public radio station had urged us to consider what the American Dream means. I discovered when I spent part of one summer talking with faculty and students in Amman, Jordan—as part of an exchange–the denizens we … Continue reading

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Advertising’s Ubiquity

The word of the day in our propaganda class is ubiquity. Advertising, we learned, is ubiquitous. Borrowed from the Latin, by way of the French, ubique refers to “everywhere.” Students understand advertising completely, offering examples from the logos on football … Continue reading

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Journalism: Lies? Truths? Ethics?

Ruling in the Hulk Hogan Case This week we learned that a jury awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million (US) because an online source posted a salacious video of Hogan having sex. The video was posted allegedly without Hogan’s knowledge or … Continue reading

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Science as Politics

And Politics as Science You gotta love Kathleen Hall Jamieson. Jamieson is the doyenne of political communication. In addition to her impressive career as a public affairs and media scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Jamieson is one of Bill … Continue reading

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Science Censored

Imagine you could cure a disease but the government refused to allow you to study the data. That’s what happened at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) according to the latest issue of Scientific American. The CDC … Continue reading

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Bullet in the Chamber

Some poor sod is having a bad PR day. Turns out Nike’s advertising campaign featuring Oscar Pistorius likens the athlete to a bullet in the chamber. Problem is Pistorius has been accused of releasing four real bullets from the chamber … Continue reading

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Telling the Story Indian Style

Last week I heard Indian storytellers unfurl their tales when the Northwest Indian Storytellers Association gathered in Portland. I was enlightened and humbled to listen to Native storytellers weave their magic. We heard tales of coyote and raven, Lakota and … Continue reading

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