The Starbucks Christmas Cup Controversy

One of the goals of the International English course is to examine the influence of English-language media. When we discuss this theme we often talk in broad terms about the influence of American and British television, film and youth culture. But an ever increasing source of influence is, of course, the internet, with its blogs and Twitter and its many millions of sources and contributors.

The case presented below (see link) is an interesting example of English-language media influence. But what kind of influence is this, and does it have something to say about the rapid spread of “news”? This story was picked up by the press all over the world, including here in Norway.

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The Starbucks Christmas Cup Controversy (PDF)

http://access-internationalvg2.cappelendamm.no/binfil/download.php?did=82108

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