larry burriss http://wmot.org en Burriss on Media: Mobile Etiquette http://wmot.org/post/burriss-media-mobile-etiquette <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)&nbsp; --&nbsp; I remember some 20 years ago everyone was concerned about what was called &ldquo;netiquette,&rdquo; proper behavior on the Internet. There were dozens or hundreds of web sites with all sorts of lists of what was, and was not, acceptable Internet usage. Unfortunately, all sorts of new technologies have led to all sorts of new etiquette issues.<br /> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:25:46 +0000 Dr. Larry Burriss 12983 at http://wmot.org Burriss on Media: Mobile Etiquette Burriss on Media: New Technology http://wmot.org/post/burriss-media-new-technology <p>MURFREESBORO,&nbsp;Tenn. (BURRISS)&nbsp; --&nbsp;&nbsp;My son came home from school one time and we got to talking about how his day had gone. I asked him what he had done in music class, and he told me they had talked about some of the old composers and musicians. I was most impressed as I thought how great it was that my son was learning about Beethoven, Bach and the classics. So I asked him who they had talked about. He said, &quot;You know, Dad, the old ones . . . Simon and Garfunkel and the Rolling Stones.&quot; We quickly dropped the discussion.<br /> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:55:57 +0000 Dr. Larry Burriss 10087 at http://wmot.org Burriss on Media: New Technology Burriss on Media: Stolen Valor http://wmot.org/post/burriss-media-stolen-valor <p>MURFREESBORO,&nbsp;Tenn.&nbsp; --&nbsp;&nbsp;One of the continuing questions about free speech asks, &ldquo;Are lies a protected form of communication?&rdquo; Within some narrow circumstances involving advertising and defamation, false statements are, in fact, protected.<br /><br /> But notice that false advertising and defamation can lead to direct, immediate harm. Other kinds of lying may be morally wrong, but their harm is generally negligible.<br /> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:34:10 +0000 Dr. Larry Burriss 8368 at http://wmot.org Burriss on Media: Stolen Valor Burriss on Media: Sullivan & Murrow http://wmot.org/post/burriss-media-sullivan-murrow <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp;&nbsp;--&nbsp;&nbsp;This Friday, March 9th, marks an unusual coincidence in anniversaries and significant dates in the media. In 1954 on this date, C-B-S news reporter Edward R. Murrow aired his famous <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1330943242_0">Joseph McCarthy</span> broadcast. And 10 years later, in 1964, also on March 9th, the U.S. Supreme Court limited the power of government officials to sue newspapers for defamatory statements made in the heat of public debate.<br /> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 14:49:38 +0000 Dr. Larry Burriss 8086 at http://wmot.org Burriss on Media: Sullivan & Murrow Burriss on Media: Facebook Timeline http://wmot.org/post/burriss-media-facebook-timeline <p><strong>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp;--&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>There&rsquo;s an old, old saying that you can run but you can&rsquo;t hide. And a corollary for the Internet age is that you shouldn&rsquo;t post anything anywhere that you wouldn&rsquo;t want you grandmother to see.<br /> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:38:23 +0000 Dr. Larry Burriss 6776 at http://wmot.org