As of 5:00 Sunday afternoon about half of the Intro to Mass Communication students have submitted completed information surveys about their Church and New Media projects. The final deadline is Tuesday (November 5).

You might find this word cloud interesting. (A word cloud visually shows how often words are used in a document, etc. The larger the font, the more often that word is used.) Each student is asked to share the title of their project; here’s the word cloud for the titles submitted so far (click it for a larger image):

Church New Media Project Titles

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On Sunday, March 25, 2012, I gave a talk as part of Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Veritas series organized by the Student Life department. During the talk I shared some of the opportunities and some of the risks of today’s communication culture and some of the Catholic Church’s teachings about media and technology. There is so much to consider about the topic that I could only touch on a few important points. For your reference and enjoyment, here are the presentation slides from my talk:

In addition to the slides, I shared several videos during the talk. Here’s a list of them:

Pure Michigan: Visit Traverse City: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rPr9yAQmzw

The Influencing Machine – Brooke Gladstone: www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4ekpKsKWpk

NBC News + Colbert – Super PACs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWC2BogYlVk

Media Effects: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvgURfZMGoQ

Dove Evolution: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U

The Future of Publishing: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqO2fXukLJk

A Day in the Life of Social Media: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iReY3W9ZkLU

The Church and New Media Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyvimqExuSk

Saints: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2sqfuym0CQ

References:

The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone On the Media

Blog Post: A Survival Guide for Beating Information Addiction – Leo Ababtua

Infinite Bandwidth: Encountering Christ in the Media – Eugene Gan