Media

Myanmar cartoonists lead media-jeering as Rohingya flee – ASEAN/East Asia

Yangon (AFP) – Cartoons taking aim at Rohingya Muslims are spreading rapidly across social media in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where public opinion on the crisis stands in stark contrast to the outcry overseas. Fanned by Myanmar’s civilian and military leaders, an information war has taken hold and is being embraced with gusto by a legion of satirists, meme-makers and internet ...

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Internet key to media and entertainment growth

Johannesburg – The internet is set to be a key growth driver in media and entertainment for the next four years. By 2021, total media and entertainment revenue in South Africa is expected to reach R177.9 billion – up from R132.7 billion last year. Internet-related growth will account for R27 billion of the expected increase in revenue of R45.2 billion. ...

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UVa researchers to analyze social media from Aug. 11 march on Grounds | Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE — On the Monday after last month’s violent rallies, Phil Bourne learned during a meeting that fellow University of Virginia officials had shared feelings of regret, dissatisfaction and frustration about the disturbing turn of events. “It was clear we hadn’t made as much out of social media as we could have,” Bourne said. “So we started to wonder if ...

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Social media musical trying to find love in the digital age – Calgary

For the Facebook-forlorn, the Twitter-tormented and the Instagram outcasts, finally, a musical has arrived that sings your pain. Touch Me: Songs From a (Dis)Connected Age is a made-in-Calgary musical that just might find itself going viral. After all, when Joe Slabe, the show’s creator and one of its writers, sings an ode to his so called crappy Facebook friends when the ...

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Consolidation of BH Media Group newspaper printing begins at Journal plant | Local Business

The consolidation of newspaper printing by BH Media Group’s North Carolina affiliates has begun at a $10 million expansion of the Winston-Salem Journal’s production plant. The Fifth Street facility near Business 40 has gained an additional press with the new 12,000-square-foot space. The consolidation involves the News & Record of Greensboro, as well as newspapers in Morganton, Marion, Hickory, Statesville ...

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Men dominate the media but female broadcasters like Megyn Kelly and Sarah Smith show change could be coming (From HeraldScotland)

IT turns out that I’m a bit unusual (no laughing at the back please). I’m an editor, a columnist, a radio and television commentator. Oh, and I’m a woman. The fact I come from a working-class background and didn’t go to university leaves me almost bewildered that I’ve somehow ended up where I am, because a new research suggests that ...

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