Category Archives: media

Podcasting — The Future of News Media

With the increasingly shortening attention span of the average person, the printed newspaper has become the least popular medium for news. News is now transmitted through a variety of different formats — such as television, internet, and video — and you would be hard pressed to find anyone that still reads the morning paper. Hell, I cannot … Continue reading “Podcasting — The Future of News Media” Continue reading

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Where are all the Black People?

Within games and gaming communities alike, there is an overwhelming lack of diversity: Fantasy games like Dragon Age or Final Fantasy have a surprising lack of black and brown people aside from the few used as plot points. The addition of female soldiers in Call of Duty: WW2 had male fans in an uproar about historical accuracy—what, were women not … Continue reading “Where are all the Black People?” Continue reading

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Troll Culture

Like most of you, I cannot get this election off of my mind. I have not been able to focus and write these blogs like I usually do without glancing at my social media every five minutes to see if some new, terrible act has been committed in his name. There is also a part … Continue reading “Troll Culture” Continue reading

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I Really Hope Mobile Gaming is Not the Future

I usually have a short attention span with games. Unless something really snags my attention early on, I leave it after a few hours of playing. Because of that, console or computer games can be a big commitment for me. I do my research, I watch game play videos, I read reviews, all to make … Continue reading “I Really Hope Mobile Gaming is Not the Future” Continue reading

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That Dragon, Cancer, and the Role of Crowd Funding

Even a quick glance at the home page for That Dragon, Cancer reveals the origins of the game. While originally a small-time endeavor, many donations through Kickstarter, a crowd funding website, allowed the game to achieve the style and recognition that we see today. It’s not surprising, then, to see the home page for the game … Continue reading “That Dragon, Cancer, and the Role of Crowd Funding” Continue reading

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NASA’s Budget Problems

  Space should be made more accessible to the average person. That should be one of the main concerns for mankind as a whole in the next few decades. For years, interest in space has been dwindling, and it seems that all that is left are the last few dying embers of a once great […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Getting all sentimental – my takeaway from the course

As we reach the end of the semester, the time comes to look back on our courses as a whole and reflect upon the greater lessons we’ve taken from them. And with the ‘Real World’ looming over our heads with the impending task of trying to enter the job market or graduate school or whatever, […] Continue reading

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Video games and poetry – are they really all that much different?

As dorky as it is, I’ve got to say that I probably get excited when our class is assigned a poem more than any of the other forms of media we have been studying this semester. While we can a gather a ton of insights from any of the works we have looked at so […] Continue reading

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Miss Representation

I loved Miss Representation in the statement it’s trying to make and points of terrible depictions of females in media that it raises. After I watched it, I understood more thoroughly not only the role that women play in media … Continue reading Continue reading

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Letting Media Define Us As Women

I do not know when exactly or how this vicious cycle started- but it did, and it is only getting progressively worse.  The vicious cycle that I am talking about is between American women and the media.  American women are … Continue reading Continue reading

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