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NYS Historic Newspapers now appears on the library’s database list: http://ithacalibrary.com/articles/databases.php?letter=N  Here is the about page: http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/about/

Communications &Legal Studies Librarian:

Journalist Brewster profiles Raphael Pirker (of Huerta v. Pirker, Docket no. cp-217). http://www.ntsb.gov/legal/alj/Pages/pirker.aspx

Originally posted on Gigaom:

There is a zen moment when you are flying a drone in the first-person perspective when the ground drops away and the camera stabilizes. There is a horizon in every direction, and the only question left is, “Which way do you want to fly?”

“It’s the ability to be in the pilot’s seat without the danger of actually being in the pilot’s seat,” said Raphael “Trappy” Pirker, the entrepreneur and enthusiast behind the Team BlackSheep drone shop and community. “You can travel places, you can see stuff from a different perspective. It’s kind of a mix of outdoor adventure and technology.”

Pirker, who develops and sells drones from Hong Kong, travels the world shooting familiar sites from new perspectives. You may have come across his closeup view of a fireworks display or flight around the Statue of Liberty. Team BlackSheep’s videos are daring — close passes over the highest point…

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Posted by Prof. Zimmermann to Intercom:

Be counted in the first 75 filmgoers and vampire fans  and score a FREE TICKET to our special FLEFF Preview event screening of A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night on Sunday March 1 at Cinemapolis.

Tickets open at 6 p.m. on Sunday March 1. 

Screening at 7

Post screening discussion moderated by Timothy Murray, Director, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, with Matthew Holtmeier, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies, Ithaca College, and Chelsea Wessels, Film, Cornell University.

The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.

“One of the best films of the year.”  The New Republic

“A new vampire classic, one to treasure endlessly. “ The Playlist

“Moody and gorgeous,”  The Hollywood Reporter

For sneak peak, watch the trailer   http://films.vice.com/a-girl-walks-home/

The 2015 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival runs April 6-April 12, at Ithaca College and downtown at Cinemapolis. This year’s theme is HABITATS.

FLEFF:  A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT

www.ithaca.edu/fleff

 

Communications &Legal Studies Librarian:

Matthew Ingram (GigaOm) Highlights Craig Silverman’s new study
Lies, Damn Lies and Viral Content
How News Websites Spread (and Debunk) Online Rumors, Unverified Claims and Misinformation.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Craig Silverman, the author of a book about journalism and fact-checking called Regret The Error and a column by the same name at the Poynter Institute, has come out with a major report on the problem of online hoaxes and misinformation, a study he did for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. It is an impressive survey of how the desire for pageviews and online “engagement” compels many online media outlets to distribute fake news.

In the pre-amble to his report, Craig (who I should note is a friend) points out that while we usually expect news organizations to disseminate “quality, accurate information” about the world around us, many media companies — and not just digital upstarts but traditional ones — persist in distributing questionable information, even when they suspect it is false:

[blockquote person=”” attribution=””]”News websites dedicate far more time and resources to propagating questionable and…

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