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April 20, 2011
Openness and sharing may be the hallmarks of social media and online communities, but transparency and disclosure can be a tricky area for companies to navigate when building their online profiles and presenting information to clients and customers in the digital world.
May 2, 2011
Outside a barn along a flat-country highway in southern Delaware, hamburgers grilled over charcoal flames. A pile of watermelons – the prized crop of a local farm – sat nearby, for sale. Inside, men and women gathered on the concrete floor ready to bid on NRA belt buckles, pictures of Ronald Reagan and homemade pies.
May 20, 2011
Visual lies are deadly, according to David Berman, a Canadian graphic designer and author of Do Good Design: How Designers Can Change The World. “A naked woman draped over a car -- that’s a visual lie,” says Berman. “I’ve created a sentence that says ‘buy my car, and you’ll have more sex.’ You can’t say that (in an ad), but you can present it as a visual sentence, and the law doesn’t mind that very much.”
June 3, 2011
Heard any good racist jokes lately? My wife told me these the other morning: “How did they improve transportation in Harlem? They moved the trees closer together.” “Have you ever seen a black person on The Jetsons? No. Looks like a good future doesn't it?”
June 14, 2011
As digital communication continues to evolve as a way of life, it is nearly impossible to avoid the digital era from our homes, schools and workplaces. As such, individuals in society need to realize the increasing significance of digital ethics and the role it plays in our daily lives. People of all ages will be exposed to modern day technology at some point.
June 20, 2011
June 20, 2009, is the two-year anniversary of an event that shook both the media landscape as well as humanity. As a culture, we did not realize how far-reaching the new age of civic journalism would be. At that point, our society had three years of Twitter, four years of YouTube and even more years of Facebook experience—all tools that journalists of this younger generation must (and do) utilize, or face being left behind.