Author Archives: annziker

Definitely not brought to you by E for Edutainment.

Now, I know this week’s readings were focused strongly on edutainment, but frankly, I had enough of that with Sesame Street. Instead, I’d like to  talk about an aspect of international communication which we haven’t really touched on- the private … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga is my diplomat.

Joseph Nye talks about soft power as getting someone to WANT to do what you want them to… and in the PD 2.0 speech by Glass man, came this interesting tidbit: “But in this new world of communications, any government … Continue reading

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Joe the Plumber Should Not Make My Policy, He Should Fix My Drain

So this line, from Brown’s Spinning the War, really threw me for a loop: “Given that media representations of the conflict are how policy makers as well as the public usually learn about events, this is an argument for paying … Continue reading

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Bristol Palin for Govenor!

If you’re a political party, what type of people do you engage through mobile communication? Not only in the United States, but also in developing countries, what does mobile ownership and usage pattern say about the type of person you … Continue reading

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The Future is Noöw!

Come with me, oh followers! Let us travel to a place where our thoughts, information, and ideas combine to form “a web of living thought”! The moment of super-psychic abilities is upon us!  Soon, a synthesis will occur, and people … Continue reading

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Hey Grewal, I’ve got some questions for you!

Dear Grewal, Your ideas on networks seem to really help connect some of the concepts we’ve looked at —  globalization, global governance, etc.  — with examples that are easily understood in terms of everyday life. But while reading the speech … Continue reading

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In which McChesney explains why I hate math.

Media shapes our understanding of world events.  As McChesney argued, how media frames issues – what issues and actors it emphasizes, and more importantly, which it ignores – delineates our thinking  and influences whether constituents can practice true democracy. [ … Continue reading

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