The sememster is underway, here are some recent articles from the Washington Post that I’m linking for students to see and discuss. They address current issues in the news industry. Shankar Vedantam – Why Fluff-Over-Substance Makes Perfect Evolutionary Sense – washingtonpost.com. Dusty Horwitt – TMI: If Everyone’s Talking, Who Will Listen Jonathan E. Kaplan – On Capitol Hill, Meeting Less of the Press
Spore is going to be more franchise than serious, but nice to see something like this going into the mainstream. Want to learn astrobiology? Pick up the console – Yahoo News.
The New Media Religion: ‘Platform Agnostic’ | The New York Observer.