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Apple (a poem) | Renée Farrar

Renée Farrar is earning a Master’s degree in English at the University ofColorado in Boulder. She is interested in literature, drama, and mediatechnologies that enact political and social control. She is a logisticscaptain in the United States Army and will begin teaching at the UnitedStates Military Academy at West Point…

The Millennium Map Experience | Celia Landesberg

In today’s society, millennials often take many of the tools around them for granted. The various digital networks and technological tools that the millennial demographic has access to were not around even two decades ago. The world has seen a rapid cultural shift towards a global network, connected by individual…

Al-Qaeda’s Media Strategy (An Excerpt)   |   Rebecca Earnhardt

Al-Qaeda’s Media Strategy (An Excerpt) | Rebecca Earnhardt

Digital America is publishing an excerpt of Rebecca’s essay “Al-Qaeda’s Media Strategy.” The entire essay can be found as a .pdf link at the end of the excerpt. Abstract Al-Qaeda was initially formed not as a terrorist organization, but as an independent Islamist military faction (Bergen & Cruickshank, 2012). The…

Branding Digital America | featuring Sarah King

After about a half dozen false starts getting the branding in place, our marketing intern, Erin Smith, brought us Sarah King. Sarah not only agreed to brand our journal—for free—but she also allowed us to feature the development. The process feature below takes you through the initial brainstorming stages of…

How the Internet is Helping the Music Industry | Will Johnson

The music industry is dying. At least, this is the common expression among music businessmen. The availability of music for cheap prices and the abundance of illegal downloading have effectively crippled traditional music sales. While it’s true that the Internet has dramatically debilitated the traditional institutions that dominated the music…