Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bloggers Advocate for Media Rights, Independence and Wages

As blogging and social media become more accepted as legitimate mainstream news sources, bloggers are fighting for their rights.  In the article by Sieon Roux called “Bloggers might be excluded from Oregon’s executive sessions,” political blogger Mark Bunster helped propel … Continue reading

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Social Funding

The idea of social funding to raise awareness about an issue is quite intriguing.  Through the Internet, journalists and filmmakers can now connect with their fans to ask for donations in order to get a certain story or film published. … Continue reading

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Independent Media Increases Ads and Viewership

I noticed two common themes in Josh Marshall’s lecture “The Growth of Talking Points Memo and the Importance of Independent Media,” and John Tozzi’s article for Business Week titled “Bloggers Bring in the Big Bucks.”  The first universal theme is … Continue reading

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Free Love Issues Relevant Today

I found the chapter “Free Love” in the Victorian Age to be very interesting.  Many of the issues free love advocates addressed are still very topical today, like abortion and equal standards of behaviorial conduct for men and women. One … Continue reading

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