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Chapter 9 – Television Links

Here are several links I’ve been talking about during our television unit in Global Media Literacy. 8 Years Later – Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunction Case ESPN Puppets Explain TV Audience Ratings Mary Tyler Moore … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 3 – Disney buys LucasFilm, now owns Star Wars – Is that really such a bad thing?

So, Disney has bought out LucasFilm from George Lucas for $4.05 billion in cash and Disney stock and now owns the rights to Star Wars, a partial interest in the Indiana Jones series, Industrial Light and Magic special effects house, Skywalker Sound, … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 3 – News Corporation Splitting in Two

In the summer of 2012, News Corporation announced that it was planning to split the company in two.  One company would be devoted to publishing, the other to film and television.  Watch this space for updates.

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Link Ch. 1 – Truth 2 There’s No MSM: Fox and CNN get health care decision wrong; everyone turns to blog for accurate news

Among my Seven Truths They Don’t Want You To Know About the Media is Truth #2 -There are no mainstream media (MSM).  Of course we have big and small media; however, we use all kinds of media and our old … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13 – Supreme Court rules that FCC fines for language, nudity were given without proper notice

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that broadcasters did not have to pay fines levied by the FCC for fleeting expletives or brief nudity because the FCC had not provided sufficient warning that there would be penalties. The court had … Continue reading

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Ch. 10 Link – Hitler Finds Out About Parody Fair Use

If you read this blog at all, (or even go on the Internet at all) you have to be familiar with the “Hitler Finds Out About…” meme. People take the excellent German film Downfall in which Hitler gets angry and frustrated, and … Continue reading

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Ch. 14 Link – Commentary Through Impersonation

You can learn more about Ian Murphy’s punking of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and about the Food Lion case here. SPJ scolds Buffalo Beast for call to Wisconsin governor Food Lion fraud award against ABC thrown out

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Link Ch. 2 – Godwin’s Law

You may have noticed that sooner or later, every Internet discussion that turns ugly (and what of them don’t?).  And once they turn ugly, it seems that before long one of the people arguing will compare the other person to … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 10 – Neda Agha-Soltan as a Symbol of Iranian Protesters

NOTE: This is a re-post of the 2009 blog entry. All of the videos linked to here contain disturbing, violent imagery.The news out of Iran about the violent suppression of people protesting the results of the recent Iranian election has been … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 10 – Media Web Site Examples

Here are links to a range of media Web sites I mention in Ch. 10: The Washington Post CNN NPR Slate Salon Ain’t It Cool News Superbike Planet

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