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About Seth

Journalism and media studies professor

Attack and Inform: Campaign spin actually informs and engages voters, in some states

Originally posted at The Blue Review on Oct. 9, 2012: http://thebluereview.org/attack-and-inform/ Compared to the barrage of political advertising in the 10 or so swing states that will decide this election, Idaho is on the sidelines, viewed as a guaranteed win … Continue reading

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Beyond Gingras: Tech Innovation Alone Will Not Democratize Media

Published Sept. 10, 2012 by PBS MediaShift http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/09/beyond-gingras-tech-innovation-alone-will-not-democratize-media254.html The choice of a keynote speaker says a lot about an organization’s outlook, so I was eager to hear what Richard Gingras, Google’s head of news products, had to say at the annual conference of the Association for … Continue reading

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A Philosophy of Teaching

Back in the old days, much time was devoted to pondering the true nature of journalism: Is it a craft or a profession? Today that question seems mostly moot, if not decided. Anyone with the means (certainly not everyone) can … Continue reading

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Welcome!

I teach courses in journalism and mass communication at Boise State University, and my research focuses on media literacy, media policy, and media sociology, with attention to the role of media in a democracy. Before coming to Boise State, I … Continue reading

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