A huge part of my Communications research in grad school has a lot to do with the introduction of technology and how this influences the behavior of media usage and society. I focus primarily on new and social media, but I often refer to examples from the past such as the invention of the printing press, which led to books and newspapers, radio, television, and the Internet.
There are obviously hundreds of devices and technologies that have shaped and developed the system of information sharing and public discourse that we have today, but one of the many devices that have contributed to our presently Internet-focused community of social sharing, which I never really considered before, is the Xerox machine. Continue reading ““X” is for Xerox”→
Eleven months ago I answered my phone on speaker while barreling down the busy 405 freeway, on my way to one of my internships at the time, during heavy rush hour morning traffic. I had the most disastrously successful interview for the campus editor position at Uloop News and had gotten the job. Now, eleven months later, I have learned what it really takes to manage and lead a group of intelligent individuals in order to achieve a common goal of starting a conversation with our readers and reporting the news, and I’m passing along the torch of editorial power to one of the students who used to write for me. Continue reading “An Exchange of Power: A Letter from the Former Editor”→