Media alert — Spokane Cyberbullies Shut Down

Facebook managed to shut down a site called “Spokane Whores Exposed,” five hours after it was launched. Yet during that five hours, the page gained than 1,000 “likes.” See the full Spokesman-Review story here.

James McPherson

I am a professor of communication studies at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. Publications include The Conservatism Resurgence and the Press: The Media’s Role in the Rise of the Right (Northwestern University Press, 2008); Journalism at the End of the American Century, 1965-Present (Praeger/Greenwood, 2006); chapters in four other books; articles in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, American Journalism, Journalism History, and the Journal of Mass Media Ethics; and numerous other articles, conference papers and book reviews. I have a Ph.D. in journalism, history and political science from Washington State University. I study and write about media history, and am a past president of the American Journalism Historians Association. A former newspaper reporter, editor and public relations professional, I teach Mass Media History, Media Criticism, Reporting, Writing for Mass Media, and Editing, Layout & Design. I also advise Whitworth University’s award-winning student newspaper, The Whitworthian.


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