Category Archives: Media

[Bad] TV Really Does Turn Your Brain to Mush

[from the July 20th on-line Washington Post.] How trashy TV made children dumber and enabled a wave of populist leaders Monitors at RAI television studios in Rome display Silvio Berlusconi’s message announcing his political debut on Jan. 26, 1994. (Franco … Continue reading

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The Best Local/Regional Reporting in America

Well, probably. In any case, if you care about resource management issues in the American West, you cannot not read High Country News. Subscribe and then give them an extra donation — they’re that good. Here’s a story of the … Continue reading

Posted in Dissemination, Information, Media

An appreciation of Kincey Potter: ‘She was just a force’ – Capital Gazette

[A touching tribute to Kincey by Pat Furgurson — with my thanks for a wonderful synthesis. http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/ac-cn-kincey-potter-appreciation-20180923-story.html] An appreciation of Kincey Potter: ‘She was just a force’ Kincey Potter, who died Sept. 15, leaves a deep legacy for area waterways through … Continue reading

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Ronan Farrow, Pulitzer Laureate

[I first saw Ronan Farrow when he was a noontime CNN News host (or whatever those talking faces are called) two or three years ago. At the time I thought he was a smarmy pretty-boy airhead. Apparently I was wrong, … Continue reading

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ISLANDS ADRIFT – Post Irma/Maria State-of-Preparedness of the Eastern Caribbean Islands

This report by BVI Beacon Editor Freeman Rogers and a team of reporters from the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI) in Puerto Rico. Check the article at the link above for some excellent photography not shown in this text copy … Continue reading

Posted in Disaster Management, Futures, Governance, Information, Media, Resource Management, Small Island, Tourism

Information Wars: A Window into the Alternative Media Ecosystem

[From the on-line aggregation site Medium, originally a post from the Design, Use. Build Lab, by Kate Starboard, Asst. Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at UW. Researcher of crisis informatics and online rumors. The best exposition I’ve seen about … Continue reading

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How to Increase the Integration of Cuban Science and Technology with the Global Community

[In my experience both working with Cuba in UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook program, and during birding trips to the island, I’ve been greatly impressed by the depth of Cuban expertise in many science and technology fields. There is a major … Continue reading

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Guana Island Research Film Documents “French Grunt” Behaviors in the BVI

Fascinating link from Lianna Jarecki, the coordinator of the well-respected science programs at Guana Island, in the British Virgin Islands. Maybe it’s just the geek in me, but I really think these projects that convey how science is done are … Continue reading

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Strange Small World — The line between Vietnam and Annapolis via Berry, Oz and the Ecuadorian Embassy.

[There’s a new on-line newspaper called OZY being advertised pretty extensively on media such as US National Public Radio — The news feed is sort of interesting, and seems to have more than casual references to Australia, so I get … Continue reading

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How can the Caribbean Claim to be a Center of Innovation for Cyberspace with These Bandwidths??

For example, look at “innovation leader” St. Vincent (by its own admission) with downloads ONE-QUARTER of the average speed in the EU: Snapshot: update of actual Internet download speeds from across the Caribbean, March 2015 http://www.ict-pulse.com/2015/03/snapshot-update-actual-internet-download-speeds-caribbean-march-2015/ An update of actual … Continue reading

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