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Media Studies

What All This Bad News Is Doing To Us

New York Magazine | Jesse Singal | Posted 08.12.2014 | World

A terrifying jihadist group is conquering and butchering its way across big swaths of Iraq and Syria. Planes are falling out of the sky on what seems ...

This Is The Ideal News Of The Future

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

The news is the most powerful and prestigious force in contemporary society, replacing religion as the touchstone of authority and meaning. It is usua...

Hot Docs, TIFF Host Benefit Screening of Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky & The Media to Complete Final Work By Peter Wintonick

Michael Vazquez | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Tomorrow afternoon in Toronto, a film community will honor the late documentarist Peter Wintonick, in perhaps the best way possible: by screening his ...

Bollywood in the Classroom: An Idea for India's Future

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
Vamsee Juluri

Each year, beginning with Teacher's Day in September and ending with the festival of Dussehra, India restores its reverence for the spirit of learning.

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Tell Stories

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.05.2013 | Entertainment

With new media platforms come new forums for audiences to discuss, comment and congregate around the entertainment they love. Watch Kevin Slavin and K...

Study Finds Serious Gender Disparity On NY Times Front Pages

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, professor Alicia Shepard had students analyze the New York Times' front page for two months, revealing a substantial ...

What I Learned in College

Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Barness

In college I double majored in Media Studies and Rhetoric. When the word "rhetoric" is mentioned, somebody inevitably says, "Oh, so you majored in bullshit."

U Of C's 'Jersey Shore Studies' Conference Kicks Off Friday

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

Friday, the University of Chicago will play host to the first known academic conference centered on the often caustic MTV series "Jersey Shore." Th...

Jason Linkins

Your Local News Is Terrible, Studies Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jay Rosen points his Twitter followers in the direction of a study done by the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California's Annenberg...

Women Underrepresented In Hollywood On Screen And Behind The Camera

Neon Tommy | Jessica Youseffi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

(The following story by Jessica Youseffi comes courtesy of Neon Tommy, the voice of Annenberg Digital News. ) Females in Hollywood continue to be jus...