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What Happens Next: the Post-Election Introspective on the Role of Media

The results of the 2016 US elections was one shocking news in November that left many people in disbelief. But a series of event helped us gain more clarity on the role of media during this time of transition. On November 8th, colleagues from the Communication Leadership (Commlead) graduate program watched the results together. Show More Summary

The winners and losers in the battle of Black Friday

Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving is the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. On this biggest shopping day of the year, major retailers offer hefty discounts both in stores and offline. Shoppers across the country...Show More Summary

A Thanksgiving challenge that surprises everyone

When my classmate asked me to be one of the participants in her video project, I didn’t imagine that a few minutes after the shoot began, I would burst out crying in front of the camera. What I was asked to do was very simple. I just had to call someone I love and open up my feelings to her. Show More Summary

My Thoughts on the MSM Getting President Trump Elected and Then Some

Peter Thiel was right when he said that Trump supporters take him seriously, but not literally. When it comes to reporting the news,  a presidential campaign and election is obviously news, the MSM (Main Stream Media) takes everything literally  and seriously. That is the definition of reporting isn’t it ? There are 10s of millions...

Meet the new gatekeeper, worse than the old gatekeeper

3 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

We want to be freed of constraints, until our freedom from constraints reminds us of why we created the constraints in the first place. Once upon a time — not so long ago, really — there was something called the mainstream media, and it employed lots of journalists and editors and fact-checkers to filter the news. […]

Facebook, False Equivalence and the Darker Side of Social Media Revealed

3 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Undoubtedly you’ve seen the controversy surrounding Facebook and the election. How much did the circulation of fake news and other false, inflammatory content contribute to the election of Donald Trump? In some areas the margins were very thin — Michigan in fact remains too close to call. While many critics have charged that unchecked false […]

5 Ways VR is Being Used to Improve Industries

In the past few years, a hot new hot buzzword  is Virtual Reality. Known more  simply as VR, there are various headsets emerging on the market with a wide range of specs, each competing to be the first, newest, or best new technology on the market. In some people’s eyes VR can be disregarded as nothing more than an amusing fad. Show More Summary

Inside Amazon Books

3 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Is real the new virtual? With that question in mind, I went undercover last month. I traveled to the Northwest to investigate Amazon’s Seattle bookshop, the first in what’s shaping up to be a national chain. MIT Technology Review just posted my report. It begins: As I pull my phone from my pocket and start snapping pictures, I feel like a private eye, or […]

Is Internet Access a Social Justice Issue?

Devin Glaser, The Policy and political director of Upgrade Seattle, believes it is. For the past two years Upgrade Seattle has spearheaded the campaign to bring municipal broadband to Seattle. “We kind of all gathered together recognizing...Show More Summary

On Tuesday, Go Out and VOTE. It’s Much More Important than Digital Marketing

last monthMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Against the backdrop of the larger problems in the world — and there are too many to name — I sometimes question whether I’m spending my time wisely, writing and doing research about digital marketing. I like what I do but their are times when I think I should be doing something for the greater […]

The idea swarm on water crisis: Seattle Interactive’s Design Swarms

Featured Image by Yiyun Long At the Seattle Interactive Conference 2016, several fellow Comm Lead students and I have got the opportunity to participate in Design Swarms, a unique onsite challenge that pit teams against each other to create solutions to a tough social problem. Show More Summary

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