Dr. Larry Burriss

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8:01am

Mon September 9, 2013
Opinion

Burriss on Media: Sports Reporting

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  This past week was some kind of perfect sports and media storm:  baseball is getting ready to enter the playoffs, high school and college football began in earnest, and professional football is back , as if it really ever disappeared.  But there is another perfect storm brewing, and it involves cross-ownerships of sports teams and media outlets.

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8:29am

Mon June 17, 2013
Opinion

Burriss on Media: Happy Birthday

Dr. Larry Burriss
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  Every once in a while we need to step back from doom and gloom, coups and catastrophes, floods, fires and famines, and deal with something really, really important. And today that's a lawsuit involving the song "Happy Birthday."

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8:52am

Mon June 10, 2013
Opinion

Burriss on Media: NSA

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  It’s been said that it is better to debate an issue and not have it settled, than to settle an issue with no debate. And that’s precisely where we are with the latest revelations about the National Security Agency and our personal phone and Internet records.

Unfortunately, there are so many issues involved, it’s hard to know where to begin.

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8:45am

Mon May 20, 2013
Opinion

Burriss on Media: DoJ & Phone Records

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Somehow I thought we were done with various government agencies secretly accessing reporters’ phone records, but apparently not. As we learned last week, the Justice Department covertly seized information about the phone calls of some 20 news organizations. The records, by the way, were not obtained from the media organizations themselves, but from various phone companies.

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7:17am

Mon May 13, 2013
Opinion

Burriss on Media: First Web Page

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  There has been a lot of talk lately about cloning. You know, recreating extinct plants or animals.

But here’s an interesting bit of news about bringing something back from the dead: A team at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has re-created the very first web page, designed in 1992 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. And unlike the first connections, which were pretty much limited to universities and government agencies, today anyone can go to the CERN web site and see what was going on a little more than 20 years ago.

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