Understanding Rules Of Internet Language, End Of ‘News From Indian Country’

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The words, phrases and other communication that take place online have changed the rules of interpersonal interaction. We talk with a linguist who’s tracked and studied the changes. We also look at what the end of a Native American news outlet in northern Wisconsin means for indigenous communities.

Featured in this Show

  • How People Talk On The Internet, And What It Says About Us

    Do you speak exclusively in emoji? Do your kids? We talk with an internet linguist who helps sort out the content and meaning behind how we communicate electronically.

  • Editor Of Native American News Source Discusses Publication's Closure

    After 33 years, a Native American news outlet in northern Wisconsin is shutting down. We look at what the loss of News from Indian Country means for the Native American communities it served.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Gretchen McCulloch Guest
  • Paul DeMain Guest

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