Monthly Archives: October 2013

Media News That Ought Not To Surprise You

Netflix set to surpass HBO in USA paid subscriptions You can watch any of their programs any time and any where on any device for about $8 a month.   And they let you shotgun their original series from day … Continue reading

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For my Media Literacy Students: Movie Links

Here are links to the film clips (and more) that we saw in class today: Chapter 8 – Movie Links Everything is a Remix series Movie Trailer Remixes Parody trailers of Cars 2 as a horror movie (with music from … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How are News Corp. and the Fox Group doing post corporate split? Better than expected.  Bigger is increasingly not necessarily better. Is there more than one standard of beauty out there? Increasingly, it looks like the answer is “Yes.”  British … Continue reading

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Reposting: Girl Talk & Girl Walk Links

Had a request from one of my students to repost this: Here are links to posts talking about mashup artist Gregg Gillis’s performances as Girl Talk, and of the great dance film Girl Walk // All Day. Link Ch. 7 … Continue reading

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Director Brad Bird Tweets on Gravity

Brad Bird has directed a bunch of movies I really love, including The Incredibles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and the woefully underappreciated Iron Giant. Over the last few days he has sent out a series of Tweets about what makes Gravity important and … Continue reading

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Gravity Shows the Limits of the Bechdel Test

Let me start by saying I’m more than a little bit obsessed with the Bechdel Test.  As I wrote back in August when Pacific Rim was released: You all know the Bechdel Test for the role of women in film, right? … Continue reading

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Why Gravity is Grabbing So Much Attention

The Sandra Bullock 3-D space movie Gravity has opened to spectacular reviews and record-breaking October box office numbers.  And after going to see it last Tuesday in 3-D at my local theater, I have to say that the movie has earned … Continue reading

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Using narrative and other techniques in depth reporting

I’m posting here the readings that I’m assigning to my Depth Reporting Students.  Why?  So they will be easy for my students to find and because these are great things for anyone interested in journalism to read: New York Times: … Continue reading

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Media News Roundup

USB ports replace cigarette lighters in Hyundai cars As if we needed any more proof that mobile media devices are addictive! iPhones are more important than cigarettes! FAA backs letting people use mobile media during take-off and landing And they … Continue reading

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