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Afternoon Shift: Anti-social media
April 23, 2013
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Afternoon Shift#298: Anti-social media
Media experts Tim Akimoff and Marcus Gilmer discuss social media and how it's learning to adapt to the way we digest news. We also chat with Rep. Ken Dunkin about marriage equality, hear some Shakespearean hip-hop and find out about a Kickstarter campaign aimed at teaching Englewood kids to code.
· Tue, Apr 23 2013 14:37:00
The Day Today:
spends the hour with two social media gurus
, WBEZ’s digital content editor, and
, digital editor of the
They kick off with a discussion of social news site Reddit, which issued an apology for spurring “online witch hunts,” referring to its users who mistakenly linked innocent people to the Boston Marathon attacks. How can the news industry responsibly incorporate online communities’ detective work? They'll also discuss the hacking of AP's Twitter account this morning, and the effect breaking news has on all aspects of society.
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Crazy. #hacked #ap #falsenevar Tovi
If Twitter tells you your mother loves you, the president is injured and Suspect 2 is on the ground at gunpoint, check it out. All of it.Luke Seemann
Here's what happened to the S&P 500 when @AP's Twitter account was hacked and falsely reported White House blasts. http://pic.twitter.com/sFkhQQqHo6Brad Heath
They also tackle the now-notorious
New York Times
book review that, in the course of reviewing three books about Chicago, managed to seriously tick off Chicagoans and stir up old questions about the city’s reputation and self-mythology. Are Chicagoans too sensitive? Veteran Chicago newswoman
, Chicago-based author and award-winning journalist
, author of one the books included in the review, share their thoughts on the controversy.
Chicagoans respond to scathing NY Times Book Review piece by WBEZ's Afternoon ShiftWBEZ digital content editor Tim Akimoff and Sun Times digital editor Marcus Gilmer tackle the now-notorious New York Times book review th...
'The Third Coast,' by Thomas Dyja, and More"Poor Chicago," a friend of mine recently said. Given the number of urban apocalypses here, I couldn't tell which problem she was referri...
Carol's Commentary: Smack Back at NYT's Smack Down | NBC ChicagoNBC Chicago's political editor felt her blood boil a bit after reading the Sunday Book Review in the New York Times.
Didn't realize there was a thing re Chicago in the NYT Books Review; I realize now I used it as kindling for the 1st barbeque of the season.Seth Bockley
Mystified by the offensive, mean spirited & inaccurate attack on Chicago in the NYT Book Review today. A great city that deserves better.howard wolfson
Author and Chicago native
sticks around to discuss his latest book
The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream.
Author Tom Dyja discusses his book The Third Coast by WBEZ's Afternoon ShiftAuthor and Chicago native Tom Dyja sticks around to discuss his latest book The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream. Photo...
Chairman of the Illinois Black Caucus and
joins Niala to explain why he became a co-sponsor of legislation to legalize gay marriage statewide.
Illinois Rep. Ken Dunkin co-sponsors marriage equality bill by WBEZ's Afternoon ShiftChairman of the Illinois Black Caucus and state Rep. Ken Dunkin joins Niala to explain why he became a co-sponsor of legislation to legal...
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Chair Signs On as Co-Sponsor of Freedom to Marry LegislationCHICAGO - April 23, 2013 - As a final vote in the Illinois House of Representatives draws closer, the leader of the Illinois Legislative ...
Othello: The Remix:
If William Shakespeare would have taken a little better care of himself, he would have been 449 years old today. To commemorate this special day, each year folks around the world celebrate it as “Talk Like Shakespeare Day.”
,” i.e. JQ, Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle
, perform the song “To the Top” from Shakespeare Theatre’s production of
Othello: The Remix
, a hip-hop tribute to The Bard.
The Q Brothers give us a taste of "Othello: The Remix" by WBEZ's Afternoon ShiftIf William Shakespeare would have taken a little better care of himself, he would have been 449 years old today. To commemorate this spec...
Q Brothers: Othello the Remixusembassylondon
Demond Drummer, the technology director of Teamwork Englewood, talks about the group’s new Kickstarter project
, a 10-week summer project in which Englewood teens will learn how to build their own websites from scratch.
Englewood CodesTeamwork Englewood is raising funds for Englewood Codes on Kickstarter! A 10-week summer project where teens from Chicago's Englewood nei...