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Benjamin Burroughs studies how new media industries channel children’s attention.
What our students are talking about. Week of June 23.
It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if a thousand words were worth a picture? That’s the idea behind the Painted Stories series created by Eric Miller, president of the Writers of Southern Nevada. His goal is for artists to use the words of local writers to turn a blank canvas into a work of art.
Jenny Hurtado, a young Hispanic woman from Las Vegas, has overcome all sorts of adversities that have come to her in life, and today this young woman who is a recent graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, has created a scholarship to help undocumented students from the valley.
Leaked documents on how Facebook deals with violent, explicit and harassing content, as published in the Guardian, further exposes the challenges the social network faces in policing the posts of its nearly 2 billion users. It also shows that its censorship problem may not be solvable any time soon. The Guardian’s report illustrated how stressful and fast-paced the environment is for Facebook’s content moderators. They often only have 10 seconds to review something, and the guidelines that govern what is acceptable on the site are not always consistent.
Facebook now has 1.94 billion users, an increase driven by mobile growth, the company said Wednesday as it released another strong earnings report. But questions loom about whether the social network can adequately deal with some of the content posted by its growing audience.
Facebook is stepping up its efforts to keep inappropriate and often violent material - including recent high-profile videos of murders and suicides, hate speech and extremist propaganda - off of its site.
Assistant Professor, Journalism and Media Studies
An expert on social and emerging media.
Social Media Sports Coordinator, Journalism and Media Studies
An expert in sports media.
Associate Professor-in-Residence, Journalism and Media Studies
An expert on journalism and our changing media environment.