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7:37am

Mon October 15, 2012
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Burriss on Media: Responsibility

Dr. Larry Burriss
MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  One of the hallmarks of the American system of media is called the “social responsibility theory,” which says you can publish what you want without government interference, but you have to face the consequences of your actions.

Put on perhaps more crass terms, we tell our student journalists, “You want to play with the big kids, then you have to be treated like a big kid,” which means taking responsibility for what you publish.

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1:08pm

Mon August 6, 2012
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Burriss on Media: The Olympics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  Since just about everyone else is talking about the Olympic Games, I might was well jump in, too.

Let’s start with a couple of clichés that may or may not be true: it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game. And second, the customer is always right.

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