Category: John Carroll

US Transportation Security Administration Too Big to Function Properly

June 10th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Mistakes are bound to be made when the TSA is so large, Friedman noted, but expressed concern about the scope of the recently-revealed security lapse of the agency employing numerous workers with ties to terrorist activities…

Expert quote:

“The challenge is to deal with the volume of information and coordinate all the different facets of homeland security.”

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Branded Entertainment In 2015: Where Does It Go From Here?

June 2nd, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Branded entertainment deals will still be a part of the process for TV networks and stations, even as analysts continue to moan about the growing blur between “content” and marketing — in all kinds of media…

Expert quote:

“The whole idea is to keep it up in the air.”

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Week In Review: Boston 2024, MBTA, Public Records, And More Missing From BPL

May 30th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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On TV news, lines blur between journalism, ads

May 30th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Globe, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Viewers who tuned in to the 10 o’clock news on MyTV38 Thursday night may have seen the future of local broadcasting…

Expert quote:

“What they’re doing is blurring the lines between news, entertainment, and advertising. The whole idea is to keep it up in the air: What exactly is this?”

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Week In Review: Deflategate, Police Tackle Addiction, Envisioning Boston’s Future

May 11th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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NBC Tries Out Binge Viewing With ‘Aquarius’

May 9th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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Pacquiao Beats Mayweather In Fight For Marketing Dollars

April 29th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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Social networking app Yik Yak drawing cheers from some, jeers from others

April 20th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, Sun Chronicle 0 comments

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A variety of social media networks can connect millions by tapping a couple of buttons on a smartphone or computer, and now another is gaining steam – but it’s also surrounded by controversy…

Expert quote:

“Anytime you’ve got an anonymous forum, you run the risk of people abusing it.”

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Will Verizon’s Bold Move Change the Way You Pay for Cable?

April 17th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, NBC, Newsmakers 0 comments

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The cable giant’s new pricing plan that allows customers to pick and choose channels they do or don’t want is designed to stop cord cutting…

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After retreat, Greenpeace considers next move

April 16th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers 0 comments

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In its most recent protest against Arctic oil drilling, Greenpeace, an conservation group, boarded six activists onto a drilling rig being transported across the Pacific Ocean to Seattle and expected to be used by Shell, an oil firm, this summer in Alaska…

Expert quote:

“The approach is of course to be as dramatic as possible and what could be more dramatic than scaling an oil rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? They’re also chronically on all social media fronts where they are building up a critical mass, leading to a co-ordinated, choreographed message which in the end is just like a political campaign.”

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