Out of Africa
English / Journalism

Out of Africa

Did you know that a white farmer is killed every five days in South Africa? That Nigerian Islamists Boko Haram Burnt 375 Christians alive and that the UNICEF-led programme to eradicate polio in the north of Nigeria was actually a plot to infect the population with HIV-AIDS and sterilise Muslims?  You may have nearly fallen … Continue reading

Communication CHARRETTE – Journalism’s mnemonic community and the recent decline of the daily newspapers in the United States
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Communication CHARRETTE – Journalism’s mnemonic community and the recent decline of the daily newspapers in the United States

Nicholas Gilewicz, doctoral student at University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Annenberg School for Communication, will charrette his research on journalism products as lieux de mémoires. Pierre-Carl Lanlgais will provide a response. Communication Charrette Tuesday, 3 December – 2:00pm-3:30pm S09 CELSA, 77 rue de Villiers, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine Journalism’s mnemonic community and the recent decline of the daily newspapers … Continue reading

Science Communication in the Midwest
Corporate & Institutional Communications / English / Journalism / Media / Research / Uncategorized

Science Communication in the Midwest

The fall semester is in full swing, which means students around the world are hard at work juggling courses, projects and various activities. This week, I had the opportunity to catch up on current happenings at the University of Wisconsin’s department of Life Sciences Communication, or LSC for short. Fall is in full force on the … Continue reading

The Influence of Online Comments
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The Influence of Online Comments

Strange things can happen to us when we are behind a computer screen. Etiquette that we normally observe “in real life” can often fly out the window when we are protected by the anonymity of cyberspace. This, of course, isn’t true for everyone but stories about cyber bullying appear in the news with increasing frequency. … Continue reading

Is it time to rethink media regulation? #oscarpistorious
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Is it time to rethink media regulation? #oscarpistorious

Unsurprisingly, the news that South African sporting hero, Oscar Pistorious (a.k.a. the ‘Blade Runner’) allegedly shot dead his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, broke first on Twitter in the early hours of February 14th. In the tirade of tweets and social media posts that ensued, the details of the incident started to emerge, leading to conflicting … Continue reading

Cogito ergo sum – Thought leadership in the digital age
Corporate & Institutional Communications / English / Journalism / Marketing & Advertising / Media

Cogito ergo sum – Thought leadership in the digital age

Thought leadership is often viewed as a corporate communications tour de force.  It combines essential components of a successful communications strategy by using storytelling and relationship building to establish strategic positioning and brand awareness.  But as we find ourselves spending more and more time sifting through the online chatter, the management of information dissemination is … Continue reading