Missouri journalism freshmen required to have iPhones, iPod Touches, or similar devices–raising concerns about corporate influence
Summitted by Paul Kreider
A new policy by the University of Missouri School of Journalism requiring incoming students to have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or similar device has touched off a heated debate about the limits and possibilities of technology — as well as corporate influence — in academia.
Gadgets such as the Apple iPhone and the iPod Touch are mainstays on college campuses, largely for their ability to help students escape the pressures of the classroom–although a growing number of institutions also use the devices for academic purposes.
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