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A. Mattson
Media & Communication/American Studies, SUNY College @ Old Westbury
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Civilian proving a green health code by having a QR code scanned. Source: South China Morning Post Chinese social media apps are used by over a billion people. The Chinese government is using the popularity of these apps and smartphones to aid in surveillance efforts relating to COVID-19. Major global technology companies are working on new devices and techniques to alert people if they could have been exposed to COVID-19. WeChat and Weibo, which are more traditional social media websites as used in China, are being used to locate those who are potentially infected with COVID-19. The efforts on social... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at Global Media News
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Listen to Global Media News! Still Loading: Does the Digital Divide Students? Can China Tame Animal Crossing New Horizons? Has TikTok Made the #Quarantine into a Dance Craze? Zoom Has its Problems. Are They Yours? Don't Stop the Music: Cloud-Clubbing in China. Sing to Me? Why Celebrities Are Streaming into Your Home. Keeping Your Distance: Journalists at Work in a Pandemic. Lights! Camera! Livingroom! Newscasters Are Working From Home. Global Media News covers new media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour the web for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2020 at Global Media News
In order to stay connected economically, politically, and socially, it is important to have the ability to access computers and the internet. However, not everyone is able to access such technology. The "digital divide" is the increasing rift between the "underprivileged members of society, especially the poor, rural, elderly, and handicapped portion of the population who do not have access to computers or the internet; and the wealthy, middle-class, and young Americans living in urban and suburban areas who have access", according to the Computer Science department at Stanford University During the Coronavirus pandemic, we are relying on the internet... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at Global Media News
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Animal Crossing allows users to implement custom patterns in-game. Source: Twitter The Animal Crossing series is a popular topic on social media since its release on March 20. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has broken sales records worldwide as COVID-19 keeps people at home. Even Mainland China is discussing the game on social media. The Nintendo Switch officially launched in China in December 2019 with only one video game available at first. The video game must be purchased though the Chinese e-shop and online multiplayer is unavailable, Mashable SE reports. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is not officially available in Mainland China... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at Global Media News
We are postponing the Student Media Arts Celebration (MAC) until the spring of 2021. A public gathering in the middle of a pandemic is not safe. You can still submit your work: All work created since April of 2019 will be eligible for #MAC21. Get Ready for a Really Big... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at 2021 MAC Awards
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Listen to the Podcast! This Week in New Media News : Can Reddit Quarantine the Coronavirus Hoaxes? Wikipedia Edit War: China vs. Taiwan! How Effective is Political Advertising on Youtube? Is There an Art to Manipulating Facebook Users? Best #BlackGirlMagic Podcasts! Gaming Censorship: Why Did China Ban Plague Inc.? Infodemic? Can the CDC Stop Coronavirus Misinformation on Social? Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering new media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour the web for news about about the world of media,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2020 at Global Media News
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Listen to Global Media News! This Week in New Media News : Chinese Citizen's Reporting on COVID-19: News or Misinformation? What to Do About Online Harassment of Journalists? The Bracelet of Silence: A Real Solution to a Privacy Problem? Can IGTV Solve Instagram's Youth Flight to TikTok? Take Control of Your Notifications! What's the Trouble with Youtube Content ID? Why Did the Chinese Military Hack Equifax in 2017? Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering new media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2020 at Global Media News
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Listen to Global Media News! This Week in New Media News : COVID-19 Infodemic: Can Twitter Stem the Tide of Misinformation? It's Not Just Russia: Iran's Facebook Influence Campaigns. What's YouTube's Disinfo Policy for the 2020 Elections? Going to Extremes: Social Media & Political Polarization. Is Your Location-Tracking Data Helping Government Trail You? PC Build Vid Backlash: Why the Fuss? Spotify for Songwriters? Is TikTok Getting Hotter? Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering new media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2020 at Global Media News
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Listen to the Podcast! This Week in New Media News : Can News Corp's Knewz Aggregator Overthrow Facebook & Google? The 19th: All the News for Women in Politics? Drones for Science: How to Collect Climate Data in Accessible Places. Should You Be Scared of Clearview AI? Will Advertising Be Less Effective If We All Go Into Digital Detox ? How Marketers Are Targetting Gen Z with TikTok. Should Youtube Demonetize Gaming Channels with 'Mature' Content for Kids? Streaming Rules: What about Cable TV and Movie Theaters? Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering new media news from around... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at Global Media News
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Listen to Global Media News! This Week in New Media News : Can the Federal Trade Commission Regulate Content on Youtube? Spotify vs. Apple Music: Who Will End Up with All the Users? No Negative News: Why Is China Arresting WeChat Users? Are Snapchat's Fans in Law Enforcement Watching You? Will Facebook Limit Political Misinformation? What Does Zuck Have to Say About Freedom of Expression? TikTok for Marketers: What's Not to Love? How Big a Deal Is 5G for the Future of Journalism? Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering new media news from around the world. GMN is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at Global Media News
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Listen to Global Media News! Media News from Turkey, Afghanistan, Yemen, Malaysia, Japan, Iraq, Sudan: Is There Press Freedom in Erdoğan's Turkey? ZAN TV: Gender & Journalism in Afghanistan. Yemen: Can You Report from a Bloody Civil War? Malaysian Media Under Mahathir bin Mohamad. Is Twitter a Thing in Japan? Why so Popular? Iraqi Protesters Using Whatsapp to Fight the Power. After Al-Bashir: Is There Internet Freedom in Sudan? Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 at Global Media News
Without freedom of speech journalists are facing a crisis in Turkey. Press freedom in Turkey took a major hit in 2016, when a coup d'etat was attempted against the government. According to Deutsche Welle, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency and detained tens of thousands of military personnel, public servants, academics, writers, and journalists. 130,000 public officials were dismissed for allegedly being linked to terrorist groups. According to Freedom House, there is no freedom of speech in Turkey. It currently ranks 157 out of 181 countries in Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index. Turkey arrests... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2019 at Global Media News
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Listen to Global Media News! Media News from Russia, Pakistan, China, Bolivia, Canada, South Korea: How Close to the Kremlin is the Chef's Patriot Media Group? Can Imran Khan Regulate the Pakistani Press? Have You Met Bytedance? Is TikTok a Privacy Threat? Why Has China Slammed the Door on The Joker? Will Boliva's New President Jeanine Áñez Rein in the Media Before the Next Election? Can Social Media Protests Stop a Tuition Hike in Canada? From K-Pop to Parasite: South Korea's Media Exports Are Big Business. Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering media news from around the world.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2019 at Global Media News
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Listen Up! Global Media News Podcast Media News from Guatemala, Hungary, Tunisia, Japan, Brazil: Xyaab’ Tzuultaq’a 99.5 FM: Indigenous Community Radio in Guatemala! Orban Tightening His Grip on Hungarian Media? Free at Last? Tunisian Media after the Fall of Ben Ali. Japanese Mobile AI Apps Shop for Clothes. Trusted Source? Social for News in Japan. Meet Globo: The Biggest Name in Brazilian Media. Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour the web for news about about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at Global Media News
Press freedom in Hungary took a major hit with the formation of the Central European Press and Media Foundation (KESMA) in August 2018. KESMA was created by loyalists of Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Its chairman is a former lawmaker from Orban's party and the other two board members are Orban loyalists, one being his personal lawyer. In a coordinated move over 400 media outlets were donated voluntarily without compensation to KESMA in November 2018. According to the New York Times, these outlets are pro-government and highly supportive of Orban. This massive donation puts most private Hungarian media outlets under... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2019 at Global Media News
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Listen to Global Media News! Media News from China, Brazil, Russia, Nicaragua, and Somalia: Why Is China Flirting with African Media? Brazilian Mayor Bans Gay Images from Rio Book Fair. Russia's Gay Propaganda Law Is Affecting Gaming and Music Industry. Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega: Former Freedom Fighter Becomes a Media Censor Female Journalists in Somalia Struggle for Respect. Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour the web for news about about the world of media, journalism and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2019 at Global Media News
The LGBTQ community has been struggling for their independence and acceptance in Russia for a very long time. However, a bill that was passed on June 11th, 2013 and enforced on June 30th of that same year has only made it harder for the community. The law that was passed is called The Gay Propaganda Law, also known as "For the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values". According to Rossiyng toskaya Gazeta, a Russian government based newspaper, Article 6.21 of the law states: “Advocacy of non-traditional sexual relations among minors... expressed in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2019 at Global Media News
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Listen to Our Global Media News Podcast! Media News from Chad, Liberia, Poland, Japan, Italy, and India: What Happened When the Internet Went Off in Chad? Why Did the Liberian Government Shut Down Roots FM Radio? Less Press Freedom in Poland? Mora Qualitas: SONY's New Stream of Music in Japan. The End of Social Media Anonymity in Italy? Does Modi Let Indian Journalists Report? Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour the web for news about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2019 at Global Media News
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Listen to Global Media News! Media News from Russia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, China, Ecuador, & the Dominican Republic: Is Russia Swiping Right on Tinder? Doe Putin Have the Internet Under Control? Why Did Apple Remove an App Used by HK Protestors? Why Did Vietnam Ban Dreamworks' Abominable? Has President Lenin Moreno Opened Up the Internet in Ecuador? Social Media in the Dominican Republic: What's Popular? Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour the web for news... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Global Media News
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Listen to Global Media News! Media News from Pakistan, France, Venezuela, Turkey, Japan, and Russia: Pakistan: Free Media or Censorship? France: Will Magelan Rule Podcasting? Venezuelan Journalism Under Maduro. Turkey: Can Erdoğan Tame the Media? Japan: Is Huawei Still a Security Risk? Russia: Racial Targeting in the 2016 Election Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour the web for news about about the world of media, journalism and technology. Listen to our next podcast streaming live... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2019 at Global Media News
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Listen to the Podcast! Media News from Russia, China, Egypt, and the Bahamas: Russia: Could Putin Disconnect from the Internet? Russia: Internet Hoaxes and Teen Suicide. Egypt: Arresting Journalists? China: Should You Talk Politics on WeChat? The Bahamas: Social Media after the Storm. Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour the web for news about about the world of media, journalism and technology. We will be back next week with another Global Media News Update! Listen... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at Global Media News
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Listen to Global Media News! This week we have media news from France, the U.K., Southeast Asia, Japan and India: France: Can the Government Ban Student Smart Devices from School? United Kingdom: The Advertising Standards Authority's War on Gender Stereotyping. Southeast Asia: Cybersex Trafficking and the Internet. Japan: Will Sega Win Virtual Gold with Olympic Games Tokyo 2020? India Shuts Down the Internet and Mobile Phones in Kashmir. Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Global Media News
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Listen to Global Media News! Brazil: Bolsonaro Cuts Funding for LGBT Programming. Canada Confronts Cyberbullying. Argentina: Fact-Checking, Fake News, Elections. Russia: Violence Against Journalists? China: Social Media Giants Cancelling "Inauthentic" Accounts. Nigeria: Afrobeat Artists Riding Youtube to Stardom? Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour the web for news about about the world of media, journalism and technology. We will be back next week with another Global Media News Update! Listen to our next podcast streaming... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Global Media News
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Listen to Our Global Media News Podcast! Japan: Why Is Line Big in Japan? Brazil: Android Phones, Indigenous Communities, Culture and Climate Change. Mexico: Do Political Parties and Elites Influence the News on TV Azteca and Televisa? Mexico: Is Social Media a Weapon in the hands of the Cartels? France: Can a New Law Stop Hate Speech? Australia: Is Social Media a Menace that Requires Regulation? Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour the web for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at Global Media News
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Listen to Global Media News! India: Who Will Capture the Streaming Media Market? Japan: Shinzo Abe Is an Instagram Influencer? Why China: Intelligence Services Using Linkedin to Recruit Spies? Russia: What Do Russians See on TV? El Salvador: Journalists Threatened by Gangs and Government? Philippines: Ranked First in Social Media Use? Global Media News is a weekly webcast covering media news from around the world. GMN is a production of Media Studies students from the SUNY College @ Old Westbury. We scour the web for news about about the world of media, journalism and technology. We will be back next... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at Global Media News