I always hear that blogging and YouTube are (and/or will be) revolutionary in American politics. Is this true? How so? Can you recommend recent books, academic articles, extended blog posts and other media that demonstrate (or argue against) the effects of blogging, citizen journalism, social networking web sites and YouTube on American politics? Differing viewpoints would be appreciated!
How do you boost the effectiveness and productivity of a graphics-heavy brainstorming session? [more inside]
What is the narrative represented in the most media? [more inside]
How to start a nonprofit media organization? (books, guides, personal experiences, etc). [more inside]
How does one make even make an attempt at getting an entry level job in the journalism or PR fields, when he or she has no real access to those fields (and no experience)? [more inside]
Is there any law or regulation that prohibits the media from reporting the name of a child victim of sexual assault? Is there any way to prevent the media from disclosing such information? The issue is in California. [more inside]
How can repair my video codecs? Out of nowhere, I cannot see any video in my AVI files but I can hear the audio just fine. Windows Media Player 11 simply does not load when I click to open an AVI. It is fully installed and everything but when I try to click on an AVI to open it -- nothing happens. [more inside]
I'm looking for independent, but reputable news sources. [more inside]
I'm looking for a website I saw whilst in university about 3 years ago. It was a timeline of storage media [more inside]
How should I prepare myself for my first photoshoot as a pro photog? [more inside]
What's the best media player for playing pieces of movie files? [more inside]
Is there a way that I can use Windows Media Player 11 as my podcast aggregator? I use Juice Receiver, but would like an all in one solution that will help sync up with my MP3 player.
How can I make Media Player Classic my default video player in Windows Vista with the least effort possible? [more inside]
What software should I use to write a VCD? [more inside]
I have a Dell Powervault 120T DLT Auto loader that is decommissioned at my workplace. I would like to do something cool with it. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Can anyone help me find a bigger, cleaner version of this map? I'd like a higher-resolution image (or vector image) of the 210 US media markets. The other common image out there for this is this one, which includes county lines and makes the map a little busy. Free is best, of course.
What counts as an "accredited news publication"? [more inside]
How can I print a USPS media rate shipping label? [more inside]
Finishing school, want a great experience before starting work, looking for internships/volunteer opportunities - inspire me! [more inside]
How can my parents get English TV in Italy? [more inside]
I'm writing an article for a friend's zine about fictional media portrayal of adolescent and pre-adolescent sexuality - looking for examples and sources [more inside]
Irish and Northerners: Tell me your reflections on religious programming on present-day RTE TV and Radio? [more inside]
I am an old media expert, but I need to understand new media pronto! [more inside]
How Many People Will Watch Tomorrow's Champions League Final (Worldwide est.)? Just wondering how it compares with the Super Bowl.
OK, so that's how to do it, but should I do it? Should I rip my DVD and/or CD collections to a media server and then import the computer - but not the original discs - to the US, if I were move there? [more inside]
Is there a good CMS for a site that allows users to upload media? [more inside]
Are there any good sub $1500 notebooks with Vista MCE's new cablecard for recording high def video? [more inside]
Can someone with an Apple TV tell me something? When you listen to a music track on your Apple TV, does the play count of the song in the relevant iTunes library increase?
I have a Dell Inspiron laptop, similar to this one. See those media control buttons on the front center part of the laptop? They've stopped working correctly. How can I fix them? [more inside]
Now that I found out the XBox 360 won't have Xvid support in the Media Extender (thanks M$), what alternative media streamer would the mighty filter suggest to view the LOADS of Xvid (and perhaps x.264 HD) content on my PC via my HDTV over a wired network connection? [more inside]
Is there a single online service that will allow us to release press releases in more than one language simultaneously? [more inside]
I have been toying with the idea (just the idea) of possibly doing some work on Capitol Hill while I figure out graduate school. How do I do this? [more inside]
What does it cost to add the Associated Press, or their Youth Oriented Feeds to a website, does it include videos, and is it worth it? [more inside]
What other business news coverage is similar to NPR's Marketplace? [more inside]
Help me find illuminating, educating, eye-opening articles on immigration for a class I'm teaching at the Kennedy School of Government. [more inside]
Is there a way to create a web and connect to the server directly with FrontPage 2002 running on Windows Media Center Edition 2005 ? [more inside]
Last week I downloaded Windows Media Player 11, to complement Real Alternative and all the other MPs on my system. Now, every time it finishes playing a movie clip, it wants to go online. I could block it with Zone Alarm, but I want to stop the behaviour in options. Anyone know which option stimulates the player to do this, and where to switch it off?
How much should I charge for my freelance design services? Have to give a quote by tomorrow, and I don't know how to determine what my time/my skills/the job/etc. is worth in order to quote them fairly. [more inside]
Any recommendations for decent Letters-to-the-Editor pages? [more inside]
I just got a new PC with Windows Vista and have been exposed to Windows Media Center for the first time. What neat things can I do with it? [more inside]
I'm in Western Australia and have a BA Journalism. I want to do a couple of short courses in politics and law to further my knowledge (and therefore, be better at my job). Help me find the right course! [more inside]
Can you think of any examples of established companies seeking user-generated content and the results backfiring? [more inside]
Ideas for seeking corporate donations of tech equipment and air travel? I'm one of the co-founders of a free arts/tech workshop happening for the first time this August in Serbia. We've already had some modest success getting funding for this through traditional channels, but I also want to approach hardware companies and airlines to see if they can help us. [more inside]
I'm looking for good examples of how a newspaper's reader discussion forum should be managed. [more inside]
Can Vista Laptops Have the equivalent of both Windows XP Tablet edition and Media Center Edition on one system without having to boot into separate partitions? [more inside]
I enjoy reading the Knight Science Journalism Tracker, an MIT website that gives timely peer review to popular science journalism. Can anyone recommend similar sites or blogs that do the same for other types of news. I'd love to find a site that uses a similar format to both cover world events and critique their coverage at the same time, for example.
Help me find examples of torture in movies and on TV. [more inside]
Canadian journalists: how important is getting an MJ? (and other career advice) [more inside]
How might I go about trying to locate a copy of a 1950s British TV advert (brand known but agency unknown, a websearch reveals nothing)?
Does anybody know where I can get at a timeslot database for television commercials? (Preferably free or cheap). I'm not interested in viewing the commercials; I'm more interested in constructing bipartite co-occurrence networks between television programs. For example, I want to analyze what commercials are paired up with what other commercials (in that they air for the same shows), how many commercials share a given pair of programs, etc. -- and then making some inferences from the network. [more inside]