The Partisan Media: Then and Now

In a recent editorial, well-known TV personality Ted Koppel criticized the state of today's media cacophony: We live now in a cable news universe that celebrates the opinions of [Keith] Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly - individuals who hold up the twin pillars of political partisanship and who are encouraged … Continue reading The Partisan Media: Then and Now

The Digital Republic

I attended a SHEAR session this morning dedicated to the "Digital Republic." The panelists discussed a number of different pedagogical tools to engage students in studying the Early Republic using new media technology. There was also quite a bit of conversation about the technological divide between what students are supposed to know and what they actually do … Continue reading The Digital Republic