The relationship between COVID-19 and the impoverished community begs for research. This study from Louisiana suggest it is not so simple.Read More COVID-19 & Poverty?
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.Read More Effects of Media Diversity
The balance between freedom of posting and controlling disinformation seems to be an impossible balance to reach. “Terms of service” address this balance in two ways. First, by what the social network will allow, and second, how it protects itself.Read More Social Media Responsibly & Terms of Service.
We can all learn to open ourselves up to alternative perspectives. This short post discusses bias. It won’t hurt.Read More Communication Bias
Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against large social media companies. This post presents some of the conflicting views on the issue.Read More Trump’s Free Speech
As my students grapple with various research traditions, I have penned this article with an example of critical cultural commentary. The goal is to introduce the differences.Read More Research Perspectives
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 […]Read More Fan Art as a Research Population
The scientific method is difficult . It is easy to skip to the bottom line and assume research “proves.” This post uses a simple example to understand scientific research.Read More Simplified Example of Scientific Method
Variable choice is a necessary first step to understandable results. It is too easy to skip.Read More
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 […]Read More The Digital Vast Wasteland
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.Read More The New Normal
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 […]Read More COVID Effects in North Carolina