Tag Archives: critical theory

What do we talk about when we talk about fake news – Part 3

This is the final day of sequentially posting a paper I’m giving at the Western Social Science Association.  Instead of being in the form of a traditional academic paper, I’m going to post it in HTML with links to many of … Continue reading

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Where’s Rey?

Sitting in my garage is a plastic storage bin full of old Star Wars action figures that belonged at one time to my kids. If you dig through it, there will be Darth Vader, a Luke Skywalker, a Han Solo, … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Post: Understanding Mizzou’s Melissa Click

The following is a guest blog post from Dr. Brian Steffen, professor and chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Simpson College.  This was originally published on the Small Programs Interest Group (from AEJMC) listserv in slightly … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 2 – Missing Pretty White Girls

Several stories dealing with the Missing Pretty White Girls or Missing White Woman Syndrome.  You know how it works.  When a pretty white girl/woman disappears, the media, especially cable TV, goes nuts.  A girl/woman of color, pretty or not, disappears, … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the Eminem / Chrysler Commercial

Although it was neither the most watched nor the most remembered, for me the 2-minute long Eminem / Chrysler / Detroit ad was by far the best of the Super Bowl commercials.  Why?  It told a compelling story in a … Continue reading

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How can you tell when women have significant roles in movies?

There are lots of movies with great relationships between men.  There are a number of movies with interesting roles for women.  But how many movies out there feature multiple major female characters who interact with each other?  That’s the question … Continue reading

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