Author Archives: digitaloverlord

How Vast Is Your Wasteland?

A graduate level media law class would intimidate anyone given the subject matter alone. But when I walked into my seminar room I was greeted by not one, but two instructors. One, a youngish, overly-casual Craig LaMay, sporting shorts and … Continue reading

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So, What Are You; a Reporter or a Writer?

Professors of media – both new and traditional – sometimes do not agree on the finer points of whether all this new interactive media is indeed, finer than what it seeks to replace. Recently, CUNY Journalism Prof. Jeff Jarvis got … Continue reading

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Wireless Experiments in Convergence = Wired

Reading your ‘blog posts from this week reminded me of the effect that technology and changes in government regulation can have on our perception of the time and effort required to make something happen. When we get used to the … Continue reading

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Kickstarting the Online Class…

Great job, everyone, getting your ‘blog set up and your Twitter accounts as well. As we get up to speed with the short semester, I posted the first podcast to Blackboard. Please download it and listen to it however you … Continue reading

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It really is deja vu all over again….

I came across this blog post from 10 years ago. Little did I think that when I wrote it, I would be teaching in the classroom adjacent the room that housed the very thing I was writing about. Indeed the … Continue reading

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Cavanagh Dot Info Updated

Finally getting the hang of the new template that replaced my 12-year-old one, I have updated Cavanagh.info. At the top, readers will notice the blogroll from each of the COM 545 Weblogs. Updates will follow.

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Second Thoughts on The Flameout

It was the spring of 2000 and irrational exuberance was in the air. Between the summer of 2000 and summer of 2001, the “new economy” of the Dot-Com era deflated, causing the venture-capital money which drove it, to dry up. … Continue reading

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