I heard a fascinating interview today (on XM Radio's political channel POTUS) with director Barry Levinson about his new film, a documentary, called Poliwood. It premieres Monday November 2 on Showtime at 730pm ET. Although the film appears to address celebrity in politics, it also addresses how politics has become like entertainment and that only those (politicians) who look good and sound good get attention. Sounds like this one has tremendous… Continue
Ok, I admit, this is a promotion for my new book: Political Campaigns and Political Advertising: A Media Literacy Guide (Greenwood Press). In this text, I covered the role the media has played in getting candidates elected President. So I cover everything from photography (from the Lincoln campaign to today) to the development of radio, television (commercials, debates and… Continue
You’ve heard of blogs, wikis, and nings, but you’re wondering how to use them in your classroom? We have some exciting possibilities on exhibit at our New Media Gallery, Friday, November 20, 2009 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Room 202A of the Convention Center. Sponsored by NCTE’s Commission on Media, the New Media Gallery can be your “one-stop shopping” location for all things related to new literacies. Showcasing teachers… Continue
I invite you to submit your manuscript to a special issue of New Horizons in Education with a theme of media literacy eduction.
I am a professor at Ohio University and has been a firm believer in the power of media literacy education. I serve on the editorial borad of the journal New Horizons in Education published by Hong Kong Teachers' Association. I am the guest editor of this special issue of the journal with Media Literacy Education as the theme. I would like to invite… Continue
Added by G. Wan on October 13, 2009 at 1:35pm —