Category: College of Communication

Parkland superintendent says lessons learned after rumors fly following threat arrests

The Morning Call Stephen Quigley Two weeks of dealing with the arrest of two students charged with threats against the school and rumors that led panicked parents to pull up to 200 children out of Parkland High on Monday have taught the district a valuable lesson on communicating, according to the district’s superintendent… Expert quote: […]

25 Investigates: Thousands of Mass. IDs stolen to lobby for more expensive internet

Boston 25 Fox News Michelle Amazeen Thousands of Massachusetts residents have had their identities stolen and used to lobby the government to support new rules that could make the internet more expensive – a flood of fake comments one expert said is intended to drown out the very real public opposition… Expert quote: “It’s creating […]

Empty cable calories: Why the White House press briefing shouldn’t be on TV anymore

Salon Chris Daly The daily White House press briefing has become, in 2017, a unique charadethat typically has little to offer beyond baffling soundbites… Expert quote: “I see a lot of bright, talented well-sourced people in that room absolutely wasting their time. They should be putting their talents to use in better ways.” View full article

YouTube sharpens how it recommends videos despite fears of isolating users

Yahoo Finance Jacob Groshek Google’s YouTube has updated its recommendation feature to spotlight videos users are likely to find the most gratifying, brushing aside concerns that such an approach can trap people in bubbles of misinformation and like-minded opinions… Expert quote: “The risk is not that we are just siloing ourselves, but we’re able to […]

YouTube sharpens how it recommends videos despite fears of isolating users

Yahoo Finances Jacob Groshek Google’s YouTube has updated its recommendation feature to spotlight videos users are likely to find the most gratifying, brushing aside concerns that such an approach can trap people in bubbles of misinformation and like-minded opinions… Expert quote: “The risk is not that we are just siloing ourselves, but we’re able to […]

In these dark times, Hallmark Channel’s golden glow beckons

The Christian Science Monitor Cathy Perron Darren Triplow has an unusual occupation. He flies helicopters in Rwanda to help conservationists watch for poachers illegally hunting black rhinos… Expert quote: “[H]istorically, when there have been some difficult times, many viewers tend to migrate toward content that represents … a more gentle time.” View full article