This award-winning movie explores media and it's effect on society. I wish that our schools would have mandatory classes teaching students about media consumption and how it can effect their sense of identity if they don't understand it. Our Western culture is seeing a changes in the mental health of our young people, and I believe these changes are strongly related to how the … [Read more...]
Snowden Coverage: If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?
by Jeff Cohen The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a U.S. corporate media system at war with independent journalism. Many of the same outlets -- especially TV news -- that missed the Wall Street meltdown and cheer-led the Iraq invasion have come to resemble state-controlled media outlets in their near-total identification with the government as it pursues the now 30-year-old … [Read more...]