Monthly Archives: January 2012

Link Ch. 5 Annie Leibovitz: Still a Dominant Image

I was debating today whether I ought to keep famed magazine photographer Annie Leibovitz as the opening vignette for the magazine chapter of my media literacy book Living in a Media World. sOn the one hand, I think that the … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 4 – A History of Writing

Dr James Clackson, senior lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge, explains how we got our alphabets in this video slide show from the BBC.

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Link Ch. 2 – Julian Assange & WikiLeaks

Read more about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: The New Yorker: No Secrets: Julian Assange’s mission for total transparency Rolling Stone: Julian Assange: The Rolling Stone Interview Salon: Assange: Bond villain — or Bourne? The Economist: Missing the point of WikiLeaks … Continue reading

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Cool Things From My Tumblr

I have a Tumblr blog where I post things that amuse me.  Here’s a few recent posts that deal with the media world: The crowd sourced version of Star Wars Taken from a huge number of fan-produced films, recreating the … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 2 – Research on Perception of Bias

Here’s an article from the Washington Post on how news consumers perceive bias in stories the view or read.  There’s also a link to a chat session that covered, in part, that article: “Two Views of the Same News Find … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 2 – How political ads work

What are candidates trying to accomplish with the wealth of political ads that are appearing on television and the web these days? They may be trying to directly persuade voters with the content of the messages, but more likely they … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 2 – George Gerbner on television violence

Reclaiming Our Cultural Mythology: Television’s global marketing strategy creates a damaging and alienated window on the world, by George Gerbner  TV violence and the art of asking the wrong question, by George Gerbner

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Link Ch. 2 – Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” Broadcast

The original radio broadcast of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds:

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Link Ch. 2 – How much coverage did big trial verdicts get?

Some trial verdicts get more attention than others.  Here’s the coverage three different verdicts got the week they came down.  Thanks to the Project Excellence in Journalism New Coverage Index for this! Verdict for the Casey Anthony murder trial Anthony … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 2 – Luke, Yoda and the Tree

There is a scene in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back where Luke Skywalker is nervous about entering a cave beneath a tree in the Dagobah jungle. He asks Master Yoda, “What’s in there?” To which Yoda replies, “Only what … Continue reading

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