news, local news, DEMOCRACY is threatened if regional and independent newspapers are wiped out by the digital age, according to New England MP and Deputy Premier Barnaby Joyce. His comments follow the launch of a parliamentary inquiry into regional news services, which will examine the role they play in smallRead More →

British tech company OneWeb launched 36 communications satellites into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, live broadcasts showed. OneWeb has launched satellites into orbit as part of its plans to provide global high-speed internet access. Success of the mission! We are delighted to have ended the yearRead More →

Wrangell in June 2018 (Photo by David Purdy / KTOO) The Southeast Alaska Regional Tribal Government will pilot its new broadband Internet program in Wrangell, which it says will eventually be available to everyone on the island. Last year, the Federal Communications Commission opened a special program to allow ruralRead More →

Billionaire Elon Musk never fails to amuse Internet users when it comes to sharing bizarre memes, cryptic phrases, and sometimes thought-provoking questions. Recently, the CEO of Space X took to the microblogging site and shared a jaw-dropping clip from a 1995 interview with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates speaking to DavidRead More →

More than half of people who don’t read local newspapers think they are essential to their community, according to a national survey. Survey results show that 64.5 percent of respondents consider a printed copy of a local newspaper to be an essential service for their community. Additionally, 48 percent, orRead More →

Xiaoice unveils digital twin virtual human technology Chinese cross-platform AI robot developer Microsoft Xiaoice unveiled its new digital twin virtual human technology and, together with National Business Daily, officially launched “NBD AI TV” and virtual anchors. For the first time, the Xiaoice executive carried out the unmanned operation in theRead More →

This semester’s J-School Journals producers are Maya Williams (front left) Kamryn Marshall (front right), Kelly Pusey (back left) and Aliyah Terry. Photo courtesy of: Shan’T-Erica Pugh. J-School Journals is a showcase for student documentaries that air on the university’s public access cable channel and are also shown online. J-School Journals,Read More →