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Is the Medium the Message? Discrimination and the Medium

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In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Geraldo Rivera, Tim Zagat, Amy Goodman, Rachel Sklar, Carol Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Bob Simon, John Ziegler, Juan Williams, Kevin Macdonald , Mary Alice Williams, and Stephen Cannell to see what they had to say about the changing face of our news media.

Watch 'Discrimination and the Medium' Part One: Women & The Media

Discrimination in the Medium Part 1 from Kimberly Butler on Vimeo.

Watch 'Discrimination and the Medium' Part Two: Coverage of Hillary Clinton & Sarah Palin

Discrimination in the Medium Part 2 from Kimberly Butler on Vimeo.

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