All posts by Steve Buttry

About Steve Buttry

I am Director of Student Media at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication.

Links from Tuesday’s class

Here are the links I showed you Tuesday, about the magazine that’s successful with no ads and the relative value of Vox and Buzzfeed.


Links and slides for personal news class

Here are some slides and links relating to today’s class:

Slides on the digital divide.

Hannibal Buress video that started the recent Cosby focus.

David Carr column on Cosby’s media enablers.

Washington Post story on the Cosby accusers.

Cosby memes.

Rolling Stone story on UVA.

New York Times corrected story on Kim Kardashian.

The Daily Currant the Times lifted the quotes from.

My slides:

Personal news class






Choose the ethics topics to discuss

Members of the Intro to Mass Media class can ignore this (and please don’t fill out the questionnaire). The questions are for Jerry Ceppos’ ethics class. I will be a guest speaker on Thursday, Nov. 20, addressing some issues covered in an ethics project of the Online News Association. I will cover some introduction and a few major issues, but want to let you choose the other issues that are most interesting to you. Please choose in the questionnaire below:

The last few weeks of class

First things first: If you haven’t checked the date for the final yet, its’ on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 12:30 to 2:30. I’m not wild about the timing, but the university sets these things. I’ve updated it on the syllabus, too.

As we head into the last few weeks of class, I welcome your input on possible changes to the plans for classes and on plans for the final class. Please answer the following questions: