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Framing an Execution - The Media & Mumia Abu-Jamal
The case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a journalist on Pennsylvania's death row in connection with the death of a police officer, had become by the late 1990s a global symbol of inequities in the U.S. judicial system. The mainstream media could…
Reviving Ophelia - Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
In this exclusive, illustrated video, Mary Pipher, Ph.D., discusses the challenges facing today's teenagers, especially girls, as well as the role of media and popular culture in shaping their identities. She offers concrete ideas for girls and boys, families, teachers,…
The Electronic Storyteller - Television & The Cultivation of Values
Gerbner clearly and comprehensively outlines the way in which the universal story-telling function of human societies has been colonized by corporate media. Drawing upon the path-breaking research of the Cultural Indicators Project, Gerbner outlines, in a comprehensive and clear fashion,…
The Crisis of the Cultural Environment - Media & Democracy in the 21st Century
Turning to issues of media policy, George Gerbner delivers a stinging indictment of the way the so called "information superhighway" is being constructed. By examining the logic of globalization he shows the ineffectual nature of our present responses - such…