Browsing the "media" Tag

To Read or Not to Read. That is the Question?

November 25th, 2013 | by Christian Holm

Television was first commercialized in the U.S. in the 1950s. Back then, Americans were enjoying a relative golden era of


The Debate and the Media

October 5th, 2012 | by Mike Guisinger

Oh the debate. Pundits left and right said this could change everything for either candidate. This was huge, and boy was it hyped as


Don’t Be Fooled by Everything You Read

April 2nd, 2012 | by Ben Krawitz

Yesterday, a friend and I were talking about the foolishness of celebrating April Fools Day and we both were stumped


“We now know a thousand ways not to make the light bulb.”

December 9th, 2011 | by Leslie Horwitz

In the face of the failure of a perspective, Thomas Edison once optimistically said, “we now know a thousand ways not to make the light bulb.” Edison rightly saw these failed perspectives as a cost worth bearing


More on Body Image

December 7th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

One of the blogs I check out most consistently is Sociological Images, a site with a sociological but accessible take on everything from pop culture to high politics. One strength is it confronts the ways culture imagines and pictures gender and bodies, and last week's post on women body images is no exception


Digital Dualism

November 23rd, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

Last week I was lucky enough to stumble across Nathan Jurgenson’s great essay Digital Dualism and the Fallacy of Web Objectivity. 


Warning: Dangerous Body Image Ideals

November 18th, 2011 | by Lexie Tourek

Was the womyn in the image above photoshopped? Does it matter? Norway thinks so. Their government is thinking of implementing


Lindsay Lohan Must Die?

November 17th, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

While the idea of writing about the train wreck that is Lindsay Lohan has little to no appeal to me,


Can We Learn From Kim?

November 3rd, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

I wanted to address a rather light issue, but I think an important one all the same: Kim Kardishian’s divorce. While the


The Amanda Knox Syndrome

October 7th, 2011 | by Naomi Scheinerman

Why then was it this case that captured so much attention? When do certain events capture the public eye while others are ignored? What is it about the news that makes some stories exciting and others mundane



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