The iPad’s newest champion: Rupert Murdoch!

Say what you may about Rupert Murdoch, but he certainly knows how to rattle the Media World. With the announcement of the i-newspaper called The Daily, the future of newsprint and its adaptation to the web is again ready for a renewed debate.

In the article Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs to launch tablet newspaper, in , Murdoch is quoted as stating that the iPad is a ‘ game changer.’ The media baron has jumped on this new technology with a fascinating economic approach. The 30 million dollar investment will not be available either in print or the web—only on tablet computers. The cost $.99 a week.

Gabriel Sherman’s article, Reading ‘The Daily’ in the December 6, 2010 New York Magazine discusses the editorial slant of the newspaper and has some insightful tidbits about the creation of this new publication. The Daily promises to be different from any other Murdoch acquisition.

What amazes me is speed in which the iPad is reshaping the Media. Having only premiered in April 2010, it is restructuring who and how information will be accessed.

You Tube video on UCF cheating scandal opens debate on Academic Integrity

The November 1 lecture by Professor Richard Quinn of the University of Central Florida Business School has become a sensation on You Tube, opening a discussion of plagiarism and cheating in Academia.  When faced with the knowledge that up to 1/3 of his class of 600+students cheated, the  Professor uses his class time to address the issue. His lecture is both methodical and passionate. Among the many issues that are raised with this scandal is the use of test banks in courses.

What is also interesting is the students who feel unfairly treated by the accusation. Check out the My Fox Orlando piece  concerning one of student’s claim of innocence. Also the comments below the story and video are eye opening. For the complete lecture click below.

Professor Quinn’s Lecture on You Tube

What is the Future of Media?

Our colleagues at the Graduate Center have put together an exciting program for this evening concerning future of media.

What Is the Future of the Media?

This event will feature Tina Brown, Andrew Sullivan, and Jeff Jarvis in conversation about the future of the media, and the way in which electronic publishing and the Internet, as a virtual space, are shaping the dissemination of the news and information in the world. Click the Online Box Office icon above to purchase tickets or call 212-868-4444. No surcharge! To join the Graduate Center’s Membership Program and receive an instant 25% discount code, visit


November 8, 2010


7:00 PM


CUNY Graduate Center


365 Fifth Avenue


The Graduate Center


Proshansky Auditorium





$20, Members $15

Much thanks to  This Week at CUNY for the above information.

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