Education

National Academy of Media Arts & Sciences

Bob Wright to Chair New Group

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Recognizing the New Digital Generation New York, N. Y. – The Board of Trustees of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today voted unanimously  to authorize the formation of a new peer group, the National Academy of Media Arts & Sciences, open to current and new members of any of the 19 chapters […]

Hip-Hop Summit Action Network

The Rap on Freedom of Speech

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How should we feel about the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s (HSAN) recommendation that, “recording and broadcast industries voluntarily remove/bleep/delete the misogynistic words ‘bitch’ and ‘ho’ and the racially offensive word ‘nigger’.” It’s not a free speech issue, is it? I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise […]

iTunes

DRM-Free iTunes – Did We Miss the Memo?

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“Today, EMI is taking the next big step forward in the digital music revolution. This is something that will become very popular” said Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs. He was referring, of course, to the fact that Apple and EMI are going to start selling DRM-free music (no copy protection) through the iTunes Music Store. The […]

MediaBytes – 04/05/07

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Yahoo has launched Yahoo Alpha, a new search engine that mirrors Google’s minimalist design. Today’s Wall Street Journal discusses the challenge that hotel television is facing in the new media environment. Portable DVD players, iPods with video, and laptops with Internet connections are eating into profits for in-room TV services. Blyk is launching a free […]