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We're all familiar with the slew of fan based Instagram accounts, many of which keep us updated on our favorite A-List celebrities, television series, major league sports players the list goes on. Have you ever wondered who's behind the Instagram handle bars? Occasionally, an Instagram fan page will include a bio, typically a teenage super fan with A LOT of time on their hands, but that's not always the case. Fan accounts are consuming our feeds lately, and I'm sure you know at least one person running two separate Instagram accounts. Maybe it's not superstars your passionate about, but something... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Global Media News
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Podcasts are no longer just that questionable menu option on your neon green iPod mini, they've evolved to so much more. The term "podcast" originated in 2004, combining the words "iPod" and "broadcast." Originally an Apple exclusive product, podcasts are now available across many different platforms including Stitcher, and Gimlet Media. What's important to keep in mind is that anyone, literally anyone can create and distribute a podcast on their own. That's not to say that there you can't find valuable amateur content, it simply means you outta have the patience to sort through the junk in order to find... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Global Media News
More than half of the word population is only represented in one third of the United States media. Women. Women are still not equally accounted for. According to the most recent reports by the Women's Media Center, "Men receive 62% of byline and other credit in print, Internet TV and wire news." By all means, many women have indeed succeeded in the media: Arianna Huffington, Diane Sawyer, and Oprah Winfrey to name a few. However what's to come for the current generation? The difference between these major media moguls and the up and coming of today's media is---accessibility. The shift... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Global Media News
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Seems like no man is left behind when it comes to live stream television, but which one will conquer? There's no telling which service will win popular vote, but one things for sure, the end is near for cable TV. It's about time you cut the cord! Let's take a took at how some of the up and coming live TV services differentiate. YouTube TV There is no official release date but here is what they're working with. Live TV streaming from major channels such as FOX, NBC, ESPN and more sports. They even paired with local news channels, so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Global Media News
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Whether we'd like to admit it or not, our days revolve around social media. We jump from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram back to Facebook before we send a Snapchat to our best friends. We never go anywhere without Instagramming a stylish pic and tagging its location, how else would people know we do cool stuff? Those who aren't regularly posting to their social media accounts are definitely checking their feeds for daily, maybe hourly updates. Our biggest concern is what our friends are up to while we are stuck at our 9-5's and that includes those "friends" that we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Global Media News
What exactly is a Netflix Original? Netflix, founded in 1997, didn't introduce Original Series until 2011. Now we've all been there, scrolling aimlessly through the same movies, helplessly searching for something good to watch. Then comes the thought: Should I cancel my subscription? Heck lets be honest, some of us are on makeup-breakup terms with Netflix. Originals may be just what we've been missing all this time. To put it simply, if a show is branded "original," Netflix paid an awful lot of money to ensure that you can't watch it anywhere else. They modeled their strategy after HBO, aiming... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Global Media News
How has Trump's immigration ban impacted apps? Throughout the presidential campaign, social media users took to platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to demonstrate their beliefs for and against Donald Trump. Eventually, the Anti-Trump movement was born. Social media as well as other smart phone apps have changed American politics indefinitely. In light of the recent detainment of travelers at John F. Kennedy airport, officials are screening social media accounts in search of suspected terrorist affiliation. According to Independent, border agents are checking social media accounts of travelers whom are entering the country. What are they looking for? Political views... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Global Media News
Is there anything Dubai cant do? The Dubai Media City was established in 2001. Sixteen years later, it is known as a prosperious centre for communication in the Middle East. The city is home to over 1,400 media agencies and employs over 20,000 people. What makes the city so successful? For starters, it's home to some of the most influential media giants such as CNN, Reuters, and Sony. Smaller agencies in the city have the ability to promote their ideas and products. A key factor to the city's success is that it is considered a "free zone." A free zone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Global Media News
What's really going on in Australia? According to Freedom House, the country ranks a 22, which is considered free. The government is subtlety increasing restrictions on Australian press. Countries with little or no press freedom are known for incriminating journalists. The CPJ, "Committee to Protect Journalists," reports 199 journalists are currently imprisoned globally. Currently, in Australia there are no reported journalists incarcerated. The reason may very likely be because of the repercussions journalists will face. Maybe they aren't willing to risk jail time for their profession? Or maybe they simply aren't provided any substantial tips? Not only are journalists being... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Global Media News
Up until 1990, all television and radio stations were owned by the state under TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation.) According to the CIA, private owned television in the country includes 635 broadcasting channels. This is an outstanding success rate for Turkish media in a span of less than 30 years. As of 2012, 96% of homes had television in Turkey, which for that year, was 2% more than the United States! The wide variety of broadcast channels makes Turkey the 7th largest television producer worldwide. You'd be surprised to learn what the population is watching. Türkan Ayvalıoğlu, a 36... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Global Media News
Ethiopia is one of the most censored countries in the world, ranking an 82 on Freedom House, (100 being the worst). The country is located in Sub Saharan Africa. It is the second most populated country in the region. Surprisingly, this densely populated country is extremely disconnected from the rest of the world. They have the lowest internet connectivity rate in the world, with only a 4.4% penetration. The minuscule population who is online, has very limited access. Freedom House reports that it can take 6 minutes to log on and open up one email! Consider yourself spoiled next time... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Global Media News
Vietnam, a communist state is according to the CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists), currently the 6th most censored country in the nation. Bloggers in Vietnam risk jail time for anti-state content. The governments intent is to prevent citizens from reporting on news. A law was put in effect known as Decree 72, which was created to control the type of content shared on social media platforms. Decree 72 prohibits the use of social media for news, allowing only personal information to be shared. It's difficult to imagine, considering most of us obtain majority of our news while scrolling Facebook and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Global Media News
It is no surprise that a communist country such as Vietnam is guilty of social and political injustices. A traditional response to injustice is protest. Many people are apprehensive to protest, due to the infringement on their rights, and potential danger. Protesters are handled with excessive force, they are intimidated, harassed and in many cases face detention. In alternative, activists use social media, especially blogging, as a tool to inform society. It's successful because of the ability to reach millions of people. The problem begins when bloggers receive a lot of attention.The citizens who follow bloggers online, are relying on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Global Media News
How can a nation that’s facing a tragic situation be deprived of news? Let’s imagine there was an attack on American soil. The first thing we do is check our phones, refresh our feeds, turn on the TV. We want answers, and we deserve them. Now, imagine that attack without access to ANY form of media. The amount of fear that would render the country is unimaginable. That is what Turkey is undergoing. Following the failed coup attempt of the country, Turkish government officials have taken outrageous and potentially illegal precautions. This includes ordering a ban on over 100 media... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Global Media News
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Worldwide, citizens have taken their voices to social media platforms such as Twitter to discuss social injustices. In Turkey, users have frequently found themselves locked out of websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube amidst conflict. In recent news, Turkey's constitutional court has annulled a law which formerly punished all sexual acts involving children under age 15. They have given parliament six months to draw up a new law. Talk of this change among social media in Turkey is scarce. Considering the country's habit to censor media, we can speculate as to why there's little discussion. Just months before the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Global Media News
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