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Talking About Media & Body Image

This morning in class we’re going to be talking about the connection between body image and how our media portray beauty. I asked my students to take a look at some of my earlier posts about media and body image, … Continue reading

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Lena Dunham, Vogue & Jezebel – Is there a Photoshopping problem?

The level of Photoshopping going on at Fashion/Beauty/Lifestyle magazines has been an ongoing controversy, with performers such as Adele, Kelly Clarkson and Kate Winslet being made almost unrecognizable as photo editors try to make the curvy stars’ bodies comply with … Continue reading

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The Weight Loss Secret The Media Won’t Tell You!

No, this isn’t about how to lose 20 pounds while eating hot fudge sundaes. And it’s not about the cabbage soup diet. And it’s not about how eating the right kinds of proteins will “burn your fat.” (Really, there aren’t … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Is Blockbuster Dead or Canadian? Mostly dead, at least when it comes to physical media.  Who knew it was still even alive? (Don’t remember the great category Dead or Canadian from MTV’s old game show Remote Control? Why can’t the … Continue reading

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Media News Roundup

The Rise and Fall of the Internet-Predecessor ARPANET A cool animated GIF that shows how the original wide-sale host-to-host network grew and eventually declined.  Fascinating pre-history of the Internet.  Miley Loses Vogue Cover Over Twerking at VMAs You have to … Continue reading

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End of the Semester Offensive Video Day

Couple of videos for you today: The first is a funny Hitler Finds Out episode that contains NSFW subtitles.  The second has to be the most offensive promotional video I’ve seen from a major American food corporation. Hitler Finds Out … Continue reading

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Media News Roundup

Hawaii passes Steven Tyler Act Would ban “unwanted photos or videos of others in private moments.”  Nice idea, but do celebs really get the right to say “pay attention to me now, but not now”? How Sen. Rand Paul used … Continue reading

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Newsweek to cease dead tree edition, going digital only

Newsweek (and Daily Beast) editor Tina Brown announced Oct. 18, 2012 that the long-time news weekly (is that redundant?) would put out its last paper edition on Dec. 31, 2012. After that date, it will be named Newsweek Global and be … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 5 – Meet Editor Bonnie Fuller

For the last 20 years, editor Bonnie Fuller has been a driving force in the world of popular magazines.  In this video, she talks about how she got involved with magazine editing:

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Link Ch. 5 – State of the News Media: Magazines

Here is a collection of State of the News Media reports about the magazine industry: 2011 – Magazines: A Shake-Out for News Weeklies 2010 – Is There A Future For Magazines? 2009 – A Tough Year For Magazines

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