A study of the Greeley (Colo.) newspaper by our former grad student, Shannon Sindorf, confirms, when it comes to online news forums, most people like to watch (lurk) while a small minority comment.
A doctoral student at the University of Colorado, Shannon is co-authoring the study conducted for the Digital News Test Kitchen in response to the newspaper shutting down its comments section in 2011 after deciding the commenters were getting out of control.
Seems kinda extreme to me.
News about alums of our graduate program:
- won a Park City Music Film Festival Gold Medal for Excellence
- was nominated for Best Documentary-Political and Best Cinematography at the Action on Film Festival in Pasadena
- won an “Award of Merit” from the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
- was accepted at the Flagstaff Film Festival; the International Film Festival of Ireland; and the Kansas International Film Festival.
Watch the trailer for the film.
Claire Rietmann-Grout’s thesis project, the documentary, “Dear Devils,” about her time on a Swiss softball team, screened at the All Sports Film Festival in Los Angeles, and on a local television channel in Half Moon Bay.
Liz Ohanesian, a writer with LA Weekly online, was invited to guest blog with Boing Boing.
A study of geotagging conducted by Bangkok U’s Treepon Kirdknark (& me) was presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Denver in August.