Reading list for a young media thinker

Human as Media

What to read to be read. What to quote to be quoted. The list is always under upgrade. What is highly recommended is highlighted. Any good additions are welcome.

  1. Baudrillard, Jean. Simulations. New York: Semiotext(e), 1983.
  2. Carr, Nicholas. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains . W. W. Norton & Company. 2011.
  3. Carr, Nicholas. Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2016.
  4. Carty,Victoria. Social Movements and New Technology. Boulder: Westview Press, 2015.
  5. Cassirer, Ernst. An Essay on Man. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday Anchor, 1956.
  6. Castells, Manuel. Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age. Polity Press, 2012.
  7. Cernovich, Mike. MAGA Mindset: Making YOU and America Great Again. Castalia House, 2016.
  8. Derrida, Jacques. Of Grammatology. 1967.
  9. Derrida, Jacques. Speech and Phenomena and Other Essays on Husserl’s Theory of Signs. 1967.
  10. Dewey, John. Public and Its Problems. Athens, OH:…

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Hello guys,

Yesterday USA had an elections, America have voted for Trump. Do you think it’s a good idea to have a business man as a president. However I want to tell you something different. I have found many funny articles and pictures about Donald trump, but this was different. What do you think this picture represents? Many people says that it was a second election for Russia and  Putin will have another country America, so he will control Donald as his puppet doll?

By the way they would be a nice couple 🙂

Image result for PUTIN AND TRUMP KISSINGAkvile Stoskute.

 

Whatever happened to media literacy?

David Buckingham

Media literacy policy seems to have become one of the living dead. It is still contained in statute, but no longer displays any discernible signs of life.

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During the noughties, media literacy was one of the flavours of the decade in policy circles. The 2003 Communications Act bestowed on Ofcom – the new converged media regulator – a responsibility for ‘promoting’ media literacy. A similar requirement was contained in the 2006 BBC Charter. High-profile representatives of the media industries were falling over themselves to join the conversation, and many educators were keen to get on board. Yet in 2016, media literacy is barely more than a whisper. So what happened?

Last week saw the publication of the second of two articles co-authored by Richard Wallis of Bournemouth University and myself tracing the rise and fall of media literacy policy in the UK. You can find the latest one here

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Sexual Identity in TV Drama

So I’ve just read this article on the Media Magazine thing that the library graciously provides for us media heads and I’ll have to say its darn interesting. It talks about how since the legalisation of LGBT marriages, on TV especially drama shows, these sexualities have seriously been put in a better light however we still see a difference between how male gays are shown compared to female gays. However the article covers two TV drama shows which have put lesbians in the spot light and have made them the protagonist. We’re talking about Orange is the New Black and The L Word. The acceptance of these marriages are becoming everyday more normal and the minority which still doesn’t accept this are receiving less importance from TV and other media sources. This article showed me how TV is changing for the better in the acceptance of those around us.