Monday, December 24, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 1 hr


69 hours total





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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 3 hrs


68 hours total





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Time Card: 12/16-12/22 - 15 hours




Time Card: 12/16/2012 - 12/22/2012

15 hours this past week.   

Below is a record of the work that I've done over this past week, mainly in the areas of research, teaching and service. I usually average about 50 to 60 hours per week. Unlike the summer, most of my time during the fall and spring semesters is spent on teaching and service. If you are interested in how I keep track of this information and why, please let me know. 


DateDayTaskClientTotalWork
unit notes
12/16/2012SunProj-SMTVRESEARCH01:19
12/17/2012MonResMiscRESEARCH01:11
12/17/2012MonMisc EmlTodoScdMISC01:20
12/18/2012TueOthrMiscMISC01:56
12/18/2012TueMisc EmlTodoScdMISC00:43
12/18/2012TueDeptServSERVICE03:00
12/19/2012WedDeptServSERVICE05:23
TOTAL14:52


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"Minecraft: The Story of Mojang // Official Release Trailer" (My New Fav YouTube Video) [VID]



I just added this video as a favorite on my YouTube channel.





Originally uploaded to YouTube by 2PlayerProductions.

See Video: Minecraft: The Story of Mojang // Official Release Trailer

Description: "AVAILABLE NOW! $20 2 DISC DVD - http://www.fangamer.net/products/minecraft-the-story-of-mojang $8 DRM-FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD http://www.theminecraftmovie.com $7 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BY C418 http://c418.bandcamp.com/album/one In 2009, independent video game designer Markus "Notch" Persson released a work in progress that would go on to break every industry rule for achieving success. Part exploratory adventure, part creative building tool, "Minecraft" evolved from a cult classic into an unprecedented hit, raking daily sales in by the thousands. By the end of 2010, Notch was able to quit his day job and live the dream of founding his own development studio, Mojang. This feature-length documentary follows the young company over the course of its first year as their profile expands across the world stage and into the homes of millions of gamers. Featuring insights from industry icons (Peter Molyneux, Tim Schafer), journalists (Geoff Keighley, Stephen Totilo), tastemakers (Gabe & Tycho of Penny Arcade), and players profoundly impacted by the game (Yogscast, The Shaft, Minecraft Teacher), the film serves as a time capsule for one of this generation's most unorthodox success stories. Minecraft: The Story of Mojang is the second feature from game culture archivists 2 Player Productions (Reformat the Planet, Penny Arcade: The Series - Season 1, Double Fine Adventure!). Funded through crowdsourcing site Kickstarter.com, the production spanned nearly two years in locations across North America and Europe."



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Game Research: WilliamHartPhD played a game of Minecraft (XBLA).




Time played: 3 hrs


65 hours total





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Friday, December 21, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 2 hrs


62 hours total





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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD managed to fit in a quick game of Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD managed to fit in a quick game of Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 24 mins


59 hours total





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Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 45 mins


58 hours total





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Game Research: WilliamHartPhD managed to fit in a quick game of Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD managed to fit in a quick game of Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 22 mins


57 hours total





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Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 1 hr


57 hours total





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Monday, December 17, 2012

All I Want for Xmas: Guokui [VID]



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Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 1 hr


56 hours total





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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 1 hr


55 hours total





To see what other games I'm currently playing for research purposes (and fun), check out my Now Playing page on Gamespot or the current activity on my Raptr wall.

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Time Card: 12/9-12/15 - 29 hours



Time Card: 12/9/2012 - 12/15/2012

29 hours this past week.   

Below is a record of the work that I've done over this past week, mainly in the areas of research, teaching and service. I usually average about 50 to 60 hours per week. Unlike the summer, most of my time during the fall and spring semesters is spent on teaching and service. If you are interested in how I keep track of this information and why, please let me know. 



DateDayTaskAreaTotalWork
unit notes
12/09/2012SunResMiscRESEARCH02:59
12/09/2012SunMisc EmlTodoScdMISC00:36
12/10/2012MonTchMiscTEACHING07:51
12/10/2012MonMisc EmlTodoScdMISC00:24
12/11/2012TueTchMiscTEACHING07:52
12/11/2012TueMisc EmlTodoScdMISC00:30
12/12/2012WedResMiscRESEARCH01:03
12/12/2012WedMisc EmlTodoScdMISC00:38
12/13/2012ThuMisc EmlTodoScdMISC00:26
12/13/2012ThuDeptServSERVICE06:44
TOTAL29:03

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD managed to fit in a quick game of Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD managed to fit in a quick game of Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 22 mins


54 hours total





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New Fav YouTube Vid: "Know Your Meme: Minecraft" [VID]



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Originally uploaded to YouTube by KnowYourMeme.

See Video: Know Your Meme: Minecraft

Description: "Internet scientist Forest takes a look at the memes of Minecraft! http://knowyourmeme.com"



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New Fav YouTube Vid: "Reading Rainbow Remixed | In Your Imagination | PBS Digital Studios" [VID]



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Originally uploaded to YouTube by pbsdigitalstudios.

See Video: Reading Rainbow Remixed | In Your Imagination | PBS Digital Studios

Description: "Reading Rainbow Remixed, by John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, for PBS Digital Studios. If you like this video, please support your local PBS station: http://to.pbs.org/WvBbqZ Who's next? Tell us in the comments. For years, LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow have taught kids everywhere about the power of books and imagination. To this day, the show continues to encourage a love of reading and connect children to the world they live in through quality literature -- so they can "go anywhere, be anything." With this remix, John Boswell has captured those enduring lessons in song -- a fitting tribute to an important part of PBS history. Try the all new FREE Reading Rainbow iPad App, download the classic episodes on iTunes or learn more about Reading Rainbow and all its digital products at http://www.rrkidz.com/giftguide. For more, follow Reading Rainbow on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/readingrainbow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/readingrainbow Special thanks to PBS station WNED in Buffalo, NY, the original host station for Reading Rainbow. This is the fourth in a series of PBS icons remixed. Subscribe to the PBS Digital Studios channel to be the first to know about new remixes. And check out our playlists to watch all of the web series from PBS Digital Studios. TO SUBSCRIBE (It's free!): Create a YouTube account and visit youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios. Click the SUBSCRIBE button in the top left corner of the page. Once you subscribe, you'll receive updates in your feed about our icon remixes, original web series and other videos created by PBS specifically for the web. More from John D. Boswell (melodysheep): http://www.youtube.com/melodysheep Follow PBS Digital Studios on Twitter: @pbsds Watch Julia Child Remixed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80ZrUI7RNfI Watch Bob Ross Remixed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLO7tCdBVrA Watch Mister Rogers Remixed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFzXaFbxDcM Download the song: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/reading-rainbow-remixed-in/id582851015?i=582851169 Google Play: http://bit.ly/VqzgsM"



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Friday, December 14, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Tomb Raider: Anniversary (360).




Time played: 2 hrs


7 hours total





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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD played a game of Tomb Raider: Anniversary (360).




Time played: 4 hrs


5 hours total





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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 3 hrs


53 hours total





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Game Research: WilliamHartPhD played Minecraft (XBLA) and earned 4 achievements.






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Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 2 hrs


49 hours total





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Monday, December 10, 2012

New Fav YouTube Vid: "After Earth - Official Trailer [HD] Will Smith, Jaden Smith" [VID]



I just added this video as a favorite on my YouTube channel.





Originally uploaded to YouTube by movieweb.

See Video: After Earth - Official Trailer [HD] Will Smith, Jaden Smith

Description: "http://www.movieweb.com - After Earth Trailer Source: http://www.movieweb.com/movie/after-earth/trailer After Earth (2013) After a crash landing, a father and son explore an alien planet. Starring: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, ZoĆ« Kravitz, Sophie Okonedo Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan Written By: Gary Whitta In theaters: June 7th, 2013 © 2013 Columbia Pictures (Sony) For more movie trailers, movie reviews, celebrity interviews, full movies, clips and more, go to: http://www.movieweb.com Connect with other movie fans on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MovieWeb Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MovieWeb"



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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 1 hr


48 hours total





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New Fav YouTube Vid: "Samuel L Jackson on Minecraft VGA 10" [VID]



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Originally uploaded to YouTube by OmitZz.

See Video: Samuel L Jackson on Minecraft VGA 10

Description: "Funny skit from the Video Game Awards 10 with Samuel L Jackson in Minecraft."



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Time Card: 12/2-12/8 - 31 hours



Time Card: 12/2/2012 - 12/8/2012

31 hours this past week.  Final exams grading, etc.

Below is a record of the work that I've done over this past week, mainly in the areas of research, teaching and service. I usually average about 50 to 60 hours per week. Unlike the summer, most of my time during the fall and spring semesters is spent on teaching and service. If you are interested in how I keep track of this information and why, please let me know. 


DateDayTaskAreaTotalWork
unit notes
12/02/2012Sun(no task)02:15
12/03/2012MonMCM420TEACHING01:00
12/03/2012MonMisc EmlTodoScdMISC03:08
12/04/2012TueMCM420TEACHING05:50
12/04/2012TueMCM510TEACHING02:08
12/04/2012TueMisc EmlTodoScdMISC00:18
12/05/2012WedMCM510TEACHING02:32
12/05/2012WedCrsPrepTEACHING01:24
12/05/2012WedMisc EmlTodoScdMISC04:25
12/06/2012ThuMiscServSERVICE01:04
12/06/2012ThuMisc EmlTodoScdMISC01:20
12/07/2012FriResMiscRESEARCH00:00
12/07/2012FriMisc EmlTodoScdMISC02:57
12/08/2012SatTchMiscTEACHING02:34
12/08/2012SatMisc EmlTodoScdMISC00:28
TOTAL31:23


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Saturday, December 8, 2012

New Fav YouTube Vid: "Django Unchained - Official Trailer (HD)" [VID]



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Originally uploaded to YouTube by joblomovienetwork.

See Video: Django Unchained - Official Trailer (HD)

Description: "http://www.joblo.com - "Django Unchained" - Official Trailer Source: http://www.fandango.com/movie-trailer/exclusive:djangounchainedtrailerpremiere-trailer/145508/2242676575 Fandango Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Fandango With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Director: Quentin Tarantino Writer: Quentin Tarantino Stars: Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson and Leonardo DiCaprio In theatres: December 25, 2012 Copyright @ Colubmia Pictures, Fandango & The Weinstein Company (No copyright infringement is intended or made)"



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Friday, December 7, 2012

New Fav YouTube Vid: "The Power of Introverts - Ep 1" [VID]



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Originally uploaded to YouTube by dwlFilms.

See Video: The Power of Introverts - Ep 1

Description: "This is a video series about introverts based on the book "Quiet" by Susan Cain. Subscribe to be notified when we release the next episode. Trouble watching the video? Click here: http://goo.gl/ScPzx Created and Narrated by Daniel Widfeldt Lomas: danielwidfeldt@hotmail.com Animated by Petri Ljatif: petrit.ljatif@hotmail.se Music by Daniel Bayard: ba.yard@live.com To buy the book or to read more about the subject visit: http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com/"



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Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 51 mins


46 hours total





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Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 54 mins


36 hours total





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Thursday, December 6, 2012

New Fav YouTube Vid: "Texting and Driving Prevention - On My Way - Glee :15" [VID]



I just added this video as a favorite on my YouTube channel.





Originally uploaded to YouTube by adcouncil.

See Video: Texting and Driving Prevention - On My Way - Glee :15

Description: "http://www.stoptextsstopwrecks.org A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver. This campaign targets young adult drivers with a focus on texting and driving prevention. Young adults live in a connected world where multitasking is the norm. This manifests in the car where they recognize texting and driving is dangerous, but do it anyway. The average text takes a driver's eyes off the road for nearly five seconds. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. The message being conveyed is that texting while driving isn't multitasking, it's essentially driving blind."



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New Fav Vimeo Vid: "Tarantino // From Below" [VID]

I just added this video as a favorite on my Vimeo account.



Originally uploaded to Vimeo by kogonada.

See Video: Tarantino // From Below

Description: "Music: "Kaifuku Suru Kizu" by Salyu"



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Monday, December 3, 2012

Time Card: 11/25-12/1 - 44 hours



Time Card: 11/25/2012 - 12/01/2012

44 hours this past week.   

Below is a record of the work that I've done over this past week, mainly in the areas of research, teaching and service. I usually average about 50 to 60 hours per week. Unlike the summer, most of my time during the fall and spring semesters is spent on teaching and service. If you are interested in how I keep track of this information and why, please let me know. 



DateDayTaskAreaTotalWork unit notes
11/26/2012MonMisc EmlTodoScdMISC08:19
11/26/2012Mon(no task)00:32
11/27/2012TueResMiscRESEARCH00:55
11/27/2012TueMCM420TEACHING06:38
11/27/2012TueMiscServSERVICE01:21
11/27/2012TueMisc EmlTodoScdMISC00:43
11/28/2012WedMCM485TEACHING04:34
11/28/2012WedMisc EmlTodoScdMISC00:27
11/28/2012WedDeptServSERVICE03:19
11/29/2012ThuResMiscRESEARCH00:50
11/29/2012ThuMCM510TEACHING02:39
11/29/2012ThuMisc EmlTodoScdMISC02:43
11/29/2012Thu(no task)00:23
11/30/2012FriMisc EmlTodoScdMISC02:06
11/30/2012FriDeptServSERVICE04:32
12/01/2012SatMiscServSERVICE04:24
TOTAL44:25





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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD played a game of Minecraft (XBLA).




Time played: 3 hrs


45 hours total





To see what other games I'm currently playing for research purposes (and fun), check out my Now Playing page on Gamespot or the current activity on my Raptr wall.

If you'd like to know about my videogame research, let me know. I do research on adaptation games (i.e., games adapted from novels or films) and mystery/detective games. I'm working on my own detective game now.

Also see: My Xbox profile | My Steam profile | My Playfire profile | My Gamespot profile

Or see my complete game collection on Gamespot.

If you share some similar interests, let me know.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Recommended: "Heart of Darkness - Postcolonial Criticism" [PREZI]

Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Joseph Conrad and first published in 1899.
Video SparkNotes: Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness summary

I recommend the following Prezi presentation as an excellent analysis of the Conrad's story.


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Friday, November 30, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 2 hrs


41 hours total





To see what other games I'm currently playing for research purposes (and fun), check out my Now Playing page on Gamespot or the current activity on my Raptr wall.

If you'd like to know about my videogame research, let me know. I do research on adaptation games (i.e., games adapted from novels or films) and mystery/detective games. I'm working on my own detective game now.

Also see: My Xbox profile | My Steam profile | My Playfire profile | My Gamespot profile

Or see my complete game collection on Gamespot.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace (360).




Time played: 2 hrs


5 hours total





To see what other games I'm currently playing for research purposes (and fun), check out my Now Playing page on Gamespot or the current activity on my Raptr wall.

If you'd like to know about my videogame research, let me know. I do research on adaptation games (i.e., games adapted from novels or films) and mystery/detective games. I'm working on my own detective game now.

Also see: My Xbox profile | My Steam profile | My Playfire profile | My Gamespot profile

Or see my complete game collection on Gamespot.

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MassMedia: International Journalism: The CNN Effect & the Social Media Effect


In his book, Global Communication: Theories, Stakeholders, and Trends, Thomas McPhail defines the CNN effect as "the process by which the coverage of a foreign event by CNN causes that event to be a primary concern for its audience, which in turn forces the [U.S.] federal government to act."  See video clip.




One could add to this process how the  U.S. government may influence foreign governments/peoples through direct action (e.g., war) or through sanctions.




Does CNN still have this influence on foreign policy?  Any other news networks, U.S. or otherwise, have this influence?  Any other form of media now has this influence?  Think: Arab Spring (see first 2 minutes).  Think: Kony2012 (see short clip).  What role does social media play in shaping foreign policy?  How's that process work?

The "social media effect" is defined here as the process by which the coverage of an event on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc. causes that event to be a primary concern for its audiences around the world, which in turn forces foreign governments to act, thus further influencing the event.

See clip below for more the idea of social media effect.





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MassMedia: Being a Journalist in a Foreign Place

Imagine being a journalist in a far off land.

Wouldn't be easy, would it?

First, you may, depending on where you are and what you are covering, be physically harmed or killed.  See Anderson Cooper clip below, for just one example.  And, if you are curious, check out some recent news about about foreign journalists being hurt or killed in the past month.  

The video clip below is from February 9, 2011


It is also not easy being a foreign journalist because you may misread/misunderstand what you are covering in that foreign land.  It is a challenge.




P. Eric Louw, in his chapter "Journalist Reporting from Foreign Places" in Global Journalism: Topical Issues and Media Systems (4th Edition), writes about the challenges of being a foreign journalist.






Thesis of chapter:
  • “Journalist coverage of foreign places increasingly influences the governance of those places.” (e.g., CNN effect.)
  • “The emergence of international governance based on foreign news-driven mediated realities has inherent dangers."

“Double Misreadings”?
  • “Relying on the news media to understand distant places inherently produces a double misreading because…”
    • Journalist can misread the news event and
    • We (the audience) can misread what the journalist is saying.
  • “journalists generally are not equipped to read distant contexts, and neither are their audiences.


Journalist misread for several reasons.
  1. “First, journalists arriving in a new context are foreigners [who don’t know the history, the religions, etc.]
  2. “Misreadings also occur because journalists carry their cultural biases with them when reporting in a foreign context.”
    1. e.g. American values/ways of doing things being seen as normal. Seeing foreign ways as “incomprehensible” or “despicable”.
  3. “…the journalistic practice of deploying simplistic labels.” 
    1. Taking a complex, sometimes chaotic situation/place and putting into 20 words or less and putting it in a way that U.S. audience will relate to.  “ethnic cleansing” label “white supremacy” label used in coverage of S.A.
  4. “…journalists routinely use binary oppositions when describing foreign contexts”   Related to #3  
    1. Common characters in a news story: “good guys” vs. “bad guys” Other characters?  Common plot?  Again, oversimplification.
  5. “…when sent to report on foreign contexts, journalists tend to (subconsciously) select contacts with whom they feel comfortable working…”
  6. “…foreign issues are read in terms of ‘home’ understandings and agendas.” 
    1. e.g., S.A. anti-apartheid struggle = U.S. civil rights struggle.  Similar to # 3


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