Campus News

Fundamental change

Horace Newcomb, director of UGA’s Peabody Awards, was quoted in a Hartford Courant story about the practice of distributing graphically violent images on the Web, such as the Israeli government’s distribution of video footage of bombing victims, bypassing media that can’t or won’t use such pictures. “We’re seeing a fundamental change in the use of media in our culture,” Newcomb said, because the Web allows private choices rather than imposing mainstream values. “We’re caught in between, in a middle period, a transition period.”