Monthly Archives: September 2011

Thinking more about citizen media and news literacy

Here’s an interesting interview with Dan Gilmor by Henry Jenkins (who used to teach at MIT but is now at USC), titled “On Skepticism, News Literacy, and Transparency: An Interview with Dan Gilmor (Part One)” I wonder if there really … Continue reading

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When the “no-makeup” natural look requires cosmetics

This struck me as odd, if somewhat predictable — Harper’s Bazaar published a photo shoot with Lady Gaga last week, shot without any of her usual wild ornamentation (wigs/hats/makeup/glitter etc), but check out the caption for slide 2 of the … Continue reading

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Media, tech, and the preschool dilemma

Even those in the industry seem conflicted about the effects of being plugged in 24/7, at least for kids — this 2010 San Francisco Magazine story discusses the seeming contradiction when so-called “Silicon Valley tech wizards” choose to put their … Continue reading

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