This is blog that I will periodically update for my JOU 2100 and MMC 1101 and MMC 2100 classes as the progress of my students continues. This will be our first attempt at maintaining a semester-long blog.


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Jun 18, 2013
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This is a practice photo. This is a lady, but I have no idea who.

This is a practice photo. This is a lady, but I have no idea who.


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Feb 28, 2013
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Feb 28, 2013
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MMC 2100 blog post

I’m introducing Tumblr and blogging to my MMC 2100 lab. I like Tumblr because of its easy posting ability and design features. You don’t need to know HTML coding to put together an attractive blog.

If you’re somewhat familiar with SEO headline writing techniques and can add some eye-catching photos to your blog, soon you’ll have plenty of followers.

My students have come up with terrific ideas for their blogs.


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Apr 17, 2012
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MMC 1000: Chapter 15: Ethics

For your final post of the semester, I’d like you to discuss whether you believe there should be a professional degree for a journalist, much like there is for an attorney or doctor.

Now, anyone can call himself or herself a journalist. There is no license needed and the only formal training would be what someone would receive from getting a journalism/mass communications degree.

Should anyone who starts a website or works for a newspaper/magazine, etc. have to go pass a test in order to be considered a “professional journalist” ? How do we as consumers decide who is a credible journalist and who is not?

Again, please make sure you spell/grammar check (blue check in menu key above) your entry before posting.

Mr. Marino


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Apr 10, 2012
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MMC 1000: Chapter 14: Media Law

For your post this week, I’d like you to read the Alligator story I previously posted. The story deals with an episode on UF’s campus in which copies of the Alligator student newspaper were thrown away during a political campaign.

Whose side would you take in this incident — the Alligator’s or the student political leader? And why? What were the First Amendment issues involved here? Does the student have the basis for a libel suit based on what you read in the article and the Defamation/Libel portion of this week’s text?

Does The “Times Rule” of the actual malice standard apply here?


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Apr 10, 2012
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Apr 3, 2012
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MMC 1000: Chapter 13: Advertising

For this week’s post, I’d like you to list your 3 favorite ads (they can be from television, newspaper or magazine) and your least favorite ad and why you chose each one.

What makes the three ads stand out most? Did they inspire you to purchase the product?

Similarly, why do you find the least favorite ad so annoying? What would you change about the least favorite ad to make it more bearable to watch/listen?


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Mar 26, 2012
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MMC 1000: Chapter 12: Public Relations

This week’s reading in the Rodman text deals with public relations, so I’d like you you to respond to the following questions regarding BP’s public relations image since the Gulf oil spill almost two years ago:

1) Has BP done enough to repair its image? If so, what are some of the ways it has gotten the public to think of it in more favorable terms? Is public relations useful? How did it help or hurt BP? Would you vacation on the Gulf coast?


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Mar 17, 2012
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MMC 100: Chapter 11: Evolving Journalism

This week’s assigned reading (Chapter 11: Evolving Journalism) deals with the merging of print, TV, radio and the Internet and how those mediums cover breaking news events.

For your topic, discuss where you were on 9/11. Tell me about your day on that day. Tell me about how you reacted that day and where you received your news updates. Do you believe the media did an adequate job of covering the events of Sept. 11?

Again, please make sure you are grammar/spell checking (the blue check mark above) before you post because I am seeing several blogs with poor grammar and spelling. Remember, anyone searching the web can view your blog; it comes across as a poor reflection of you if there are a number of grammar/spelling errors in your posts.

Mr. Marino


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Mar 5, 2012
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MMC 1000: Chapter 10: Internet

For this week’s post, I’d like you to tell me about how much time you spend on the Internet in a week.

What do you fund most useful about the Internet? Which search engine do you use the most? What are your favorite websites?

And do you believe the IPhone or IPad will someday replace laptops or desktops as the primary source people use to search the Internet.

Please make sure to do a grammar/spellcheck (blue checkmark in menu key above) before posting because I am seeing more grammatical issues in the posts. Please make your posts look as professional as possible by running grammar/spell check prior to posting and limiting your paragraphs to no more than 3 sentences.