by Neil Andersen and Diana Maliszewski This is the saga of a song. The melody and lyrics have remained intact, yet its long list of performers and audiences have profoundly changed its experience [...]
One of the most compelling aspects of media studies involves sites of struggle. Sites of struggle are social phenomena that become arenas for changing values and behaviours. They include fashion, [...]
by Neil Andersen. Emojis are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and Web pages. (Wikipedia) Their uses are growing rapidly, especially in texting, to graphically represent ideas and [...]
by Neil Andersen In Metaphors We Live By, cognitive linguist George Lakoff explains that most of our language is metaphorical. This is especially true when we are discussing abstract ideas rather [...]
In November, 2018, Jesse—’CBC tech columnist’—Hirsh appeared in his regular time slot on the Metro Morning radio show to comment on Facebook’s long list of ethical missteps, among them failing to [...]
Weaving narratives: the Bible, the gun, and the shield.
Media construct versions of reality.
Media contain social and political meanings.
Which meanings will audiences negotiate?
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Please join Mediacy 8:00 EDT June 1 as @arc3 @mediasee and guest media scholar @Paullev inson explore the roles of narrative in pandemic conspiracy theories.
Why do we create them?