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March 2013

Layers of Meanings in the Minds of the Beholders

Anti-Americanism? Anti-consumerism? Anti-fast-food? I imagine that you have one or two friends who regularly send you emails or links to unusual, funny, quirky, distracting information.  I do, and I am grateful for the many media literacy opportunities that have arisen from these messages. I recently received the following one from …

Homeland, by Cory Doctorow — a review

I was once asked what novel I would recommend for  a media studies high school course. My immediate reaction was, “Why would you put a novel on the course at all? There are novels studied in every other English course. Use the media course to study literature other than novels, …

A Teachable Moment in Media Literacy and Global Perspective

 Jane Mitchinson-Schwartz . . A group of grade 11 girls were showing the music video they had just finished producing for my Communications Technology class, order when it occurred to me how differently the video would be perceived in some parts of the world. It was a video about three …