Ethics in New Media

This article from Poynter highlights issues regarding the ethics of New Media and a conference held about those issues by The Pointer Institute and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Continue reading Ethics in New Media

Let’s Talk About the Freakin’ Panama Papers

The Panama Papers controversy is a crazy phenomenon. It is arguably the best example of the power of information technology. The Panama Papers is the single largest data leak in human history. The Panama Papers consist of 2.6 terabytes of information—to put that into perspective, I Googled how many gigabytes were in 2.6 trillion terabytes, and Google didn’t even answer me. The next largest offshore data leak is just less than a quarter of its size, which itself is slightly larger than the infamous Snowden leaks. Continue reading Let’s Talk About the Freakin’ Panama Papers

3 PokéTropes That Could Use a Redesign

2016 marks the 20 Year Anniversary of one of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises, Pokémon. As expected, Nintendo and GameFreak released digital downloads of the collect-a-thon RPG’s original Red and Blue versions as well as news of an all-new upcoming Pokémon game, Pokémon Sun / Moon.

While the 2015 remakes of Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire are the latest entries in the mainstream series, fans haven’t been given the opportunity to explore a new world or meet new creatures since the release of Pokémon X / Y in 2013. Continue reading 3 PokéTropes That Could Use a Redesign