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Podcasts: Canadaland

https://www.canadalandshow.com/ Canadaland is a Toronto-based podcast created by Jesse Brown, a journalist who is pioneering the next evolution of Canadian journalism by living it. Mr. Brown’s greatest claim to fame is that he broke the Jian-Ghomeshi-violent-sex story with the Toronto Star, but his journalism and achievements extend beyond that.

Fall 2018 Media Studies Additional Qualifications Course

Media Literacy is the most important skill. Teaching #medialiteracy is fun and rewarding! Learn to integrate critical thinking about literature, pop culture, social and informational media, and digital technologies into Secondary English and Grades K-8 cross-curricula. Explore how production (image, video, audio, GSuite) can enhance and support reading, writing, speaking, …

Give Nothing to Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. The campaign includes PSAs and invitations for Kiwis to tell their own stories. Of particular interest is a video PSA featuring director and New …

The Journal of Media Literacy – Agency

Neil Andersen and Carol Arcus of The Association for Media Literacy are proud to have been the guest editors of the Agency issue of The Journal of Media Literacy. We chose Agency as the issue’s theme because there is ongoing debate over how users can exercise agency within environments comprised …

With (Online) Power Comes Responsibility

  An observation—and major complication—that I have not heard elsewhere involves the multijurisdictional contexts of media causes and effects. Specifically, that the media problems often cited by critics and experts are international, yet the potential responses are regional or national. This disconnect has created a compelling site of struggle that …

Stromae – carmen

Carmen is an animated music video comment on social media, specifically referencing Twitter. It makes strong and unequivocal statements about the effects of social media on society.

This Is a Generic Brand Video

Produced by Dissolve, a stock footage company, to promote its catalog of video clips, this video can be read differently by different audiences. The company sells its clips to promotional firms that want to send specific values messages about their clients’ products. Its target audience is comprised of executives and …

Elephants and Sex

  It is very curious that, drugs with all the sturm und drang that accompanied the long-overdue release of Ontario’s Sex Education/Health Curriculum, check no one acknowledged the elephants in the room. Yes, elephants plural. There are at least two, which might help us understand some of the alarm. Armand …