Effects of Media Diversity

The current diversity is not leading toward more inclusion, it is leading toward more division. A person can live happily in a group of programs that reinforce their own world view. Diversity in our communication system is increasing, it is not bringing people together, it is splitting them apart. I no longer have to hear your viewpoint because our communication experience no longer has to be the same.

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Fan Art as a Research Population

My students and I have been looking at stereotypes in video games. The problem I see is that there are two sources of images for these games. There are advertisements and screenshots from the games. Both sources are ephemeral and may not replicate the gaming experience.   We were discussing a different source of images […]

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Variable choice is a necessary first step to understandable results. It is too easy to skip.

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The Digital Vast Wasteland

Every once in a while, I see a meme suggesting that demanding parents made kids better and more likely to act responsibly.  Maybe the media industry is feeling the effect of lack of thought leadership.  My personal hero is a man named Newton Minnow. He had just become chair of the Federal Communications Commission, so […]

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The New Normal

We may no longer be willing to go back to pre-COVID relationships to our media, education, and work. It is time to think about the need for change based on willingness to use new media skills.

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COVID Effects in North Carolina

The United Way of North Carolina has released three new regional and demographic subgroups.  These reports from the COVID-19 Survey.  With more than 8,000 respondents, the survey enlightens policy to help people still affected by the pandemic and extended shutdowns’ economic impacts. The report concentrate on financial stability, health, and education effects. The reports highlight the […]

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