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Media/Media Literacy
Part of the History/Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers

  1. TV Industry - Daily TV Resource
  2. ABC News Radio
  3. The Harry Smith Site
  4. BBC America - -
  5. dmalt
  6. D.FILM Digital Film Festival
  7. All of our Great DISH Network Channels
    Although a dish network site, all the channels are listed (by number or alpha) and web sites are linked. Scroll bar navigation makes it easy to find the channel web site you are looking for.
  8. Bravo: Welcome
  9. Teachers' Guide for the Professional Cartoonists' Index
  10. DTV TimelineExplore the World of Digital Television...
  11. Digital TV - A Cringely Crash Course
  12. THE REAL NEWS PAGE: Welcome
  13. International Channel
    International Channel provides outstanding foreign-language programming, including global news, sports and entertainment in over 20 Asian, European and Middle Eastern languages. Programming blocks include news from world capitals, exciting drama series and film festivals, world-class rugby and soccer, Japanese anime, international music videos and popular variety series.
  14. MetaCreations | Home Page
  15. HotWired: Synapse - Jon Katz
    "Media historians will look back on it as a time when the mainstream press and the public split off from one another, perhaps for good, each going radically different ways, the fault lines between the two widening."
  16. CBS
    Milwaukee's CBS channel.
  17. Mighty Media
  18. Current Affairs and Social Sciences Journals
  20. WXXI Online - Public Broadcasting for the XXIst Century
  21. Live Now Guide
    Looks like Timecast has redone their webpage. I always find something of interest when visiting..
  22. Browse by Media Category
    Includes: Associations, City Guides, Magazines, Newspapers, Radio, Syndicates/News Services, Television).
  23. Canadian Newspaper Association
  24. National Cable Television Association
    Taking Charge of Your TV: A Guide to Critical Viewing for Parents and Children.
  25. TRIO is cable television featuring quality dramas, documentaries and films.
  26. CNET Television
    A documentary on self-censorship within the American press.
  28. The Censorship Pages -- Information on Censorship of the Written Word
  29. Welcome to FACSNET!
    Table of contents:Journalism Education || FACS Conferences || About FACS || Top Issues || Reporting Tools || Internet Resources || Sources Online || The site is designed to showcase efforts to educate journalists about news content, news sources, the role of the press, of reporting and editing and of how news sources can improve their effectiveness. Students/teachers will find some excellent guides and tools under the topic of "REPORTING TOOLS" (Reporter's Briefing: A box of analytical tools, FACS News Backgrounders, FACS Guides and Primers, help and advice for placing "scientific" and statistical claims in perspective, tools for tracking down information, tips for taking advantage of online resources.
  30. Getting the Connections Right: Public Journalism
    Public Journalism and the Troubles in the Press.
  31. Naples (FL) Press Club
    Links to hundreds of media and journalists' reference sites.
  32. Presstime Online: Newspapers and the Unabomber
  33. Internet Sources for Journalists and Broadcasters
  34. IPG World Wide Web Site
    The Internet Press Guild -- Formed to Promote Accurate Internet Reporting and excellence in journalism about the Internet, online services, and bulletin board systems.
  35. The Shorenstein Center Home Page
    Proposed new journal. Topics to inlcude: The media, campaigns and elections, Ethical issues in journalism, Government regulation and freedom of the press, Journalistic values and news coverage, Mass political behavior and the media, Media ownership and economics, Technological developments and the new global media, Comparative studies of press/politics.
  37. FAIR -- Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
    "National media watch group offering well-documented criticism in an effort to correct media bias and imbalance. FAIR focusses public awareness on the narrow corporate ownership of the press, the media's allegiance to official agendas and their insensitivity to women, labor, minorities, and other public interest constituencies.
  38. NetGuide article: Statistics (or, Why You Need Math to Read the Newspaper)
    See "Statistics Every Writer Should Know" (even if you are not a writer). This site might generate some interest in collaboration with the Math folks (usually an unlikely group for Social Studies teachers to tap). I thought of this while viewing all the hype about the big PowerBall (104m cash -- 65m after taxes) and the chances of winning. I am happy for the Wisconsin winner(s). Teachers might wish to expand this analysis of the chances of winning into a look at gambling in general, and how the the gambling industry relies on the inability of many citizens to grasp the odds. They should have plenty of resources in the home (in the form of all those Readers Digest Contest "You Won!" blurbs). You might send them to the local nursing home or assisted living site to see how the industry targets the elderly and the poor. After watching the "media frenzy" in Wisconsin in May 98, you might have them examine the partnership of governments and the media in publicizing (and legitimizing) gambling.
  39. FACSNET: News & Numbers What Can We Believe?
    There are loads of examples of the failure of citizens to understand the "P" (probability) factor. Students might examine the Simpson criminal trial and the DNA evidence. Teachers might need some refresher math if their education did not include a course in
  40. Statistics Every Writer Should Know
    C-Span ran a series of Congressional hearings recently on misleading advertising (especially contest mailings) that grossly misrepresent the opportunities for winning a prize. Often the huge type reads "You Have Won!" and in typeface that can not be read without mechanical assistance, "If you have the winning number."
  41. Accuracy in Media
  42. The Media Bias Web Site (May 1998 Update)
    This is a page of links to independent essays about specific instances of intentional bias in the media ... from TV and radio to print media and even search engines!
  43. THE REAL NEWS PAGE: Illustrated Contents
  44. NEA: School Stories Broadcast Schedule
  46. Multimedia Newsstand Home (Java Version)
  47. The Media Clearinghouse
  48. SuperChannel
    Latest television, movie and entertainment related news.
  49. Home Page, Just Black & White
    A full service custom photographic processing lab.
  50. Photographic Resource
  51. MATA
    Public Access TV in Milwaukee. A recent visit brought some interesting information for local teachers and citizens. A schedule of replay for Wisconsin Supreme Court proceedings called "Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice on Wheels" and a schedule of replay for Senator Feingold's and Senator Kohl's Classroom Connection.
  52. AMC Theatres: Home Page
  54. The Cronkite Report: Headlines and Sound Bites - Program Overview
    To air again Tuesday, December 9, 1997.
  55. GIST TV Listings Guide
  56. Turner Learning
    Links to CNN Newsroom classroom guides and Current listings of educational programs from CNN, TCM, TNT, TBS, and Cartoon Network.
  57. WatchIt Entertainment
    Online source for up-to-date TV listings from Ontario, Canada.
  58. Welcome to EXTRA!
  59. ABC Online
    Australia Online.
    A&E Classroom(TM) and program schedule.
  60. Sign Up for PBS Previews By E-Mail
  61. The History Channel Listings for current week
  62. The History Place - Points of View
  63. Yahoo!'s TV Listings by TV Guide
  64. A&E Television Listings - Classroom
    This page is generated when clicking on the calendar listing of the program.
  65. P.O.V. | Dissect An Ad
    See the new feature: Dissect An Ad Toolkit for teachers, students, citizen. Although focused on political ads, the guide can be adapted to all those other ads.
  66. Well Connected Educator Conference for March
    The Deceiving Web of Online Advertising.
  67. Welcome to EXTRA!
  68. theAntenna
    An Internet how-to guide for the Broadcast industry.
  69. California Newsreel
  71. JournalismNet Home Page
    A working journalist's guide to the Net -- 100 different web pages with over 3,000 links designed to help journalists (and anyone else) find useful information fast.
  72. Media Link
    International listing by region and by media category.
  73. MediaJump.htm
    Comprehensive alpha media guide to more than 3,000 magazines, professional journals, trade & consumer publications.
    Articles and information.
  76. PBS ONLINE®: Welcome!
    You have to like the way PBS presents its vast resources. Locating your information should be very easy and fast.
    Entertainment-Production & Media Guide for Motion Picture, Broadcast-Television, TV Films, Commercials, Cable and Videotape Industries.
  78. CounterSpin
    Real Audio information and news. Listen to the entire program (30min) or select segments.
  79. British Broadcasting Corporation
    Gateway to a host of BBC sites.
  80. The Netizen - Media Rant
    A recent visit (9/99) displayed an article on " tough it is for journalism to come to grips with the complicated moral issues and dilemmas lying just below the surface of many of our biggest stories."
  81. FasTV
    Searchable video on the Web. A site that is moving toward a gateway presentation, with news, sports, business, entertainments and lifestyle news.
  82. Cinemax
    You would think that a site like this would present the schedule first - up top. These clever people realized that most people will get the schedule from the local rag and will want to visit the Web page for something else. Features such as Movie Matchmaker (which predicts how much you will like or hate a movie based on your preferences and tastes), a movie list search and print and extensive film reviews provide the attraction. Today on Cinemax is there, but you can always peek under the links before you leave for good.
  83. Northwestern University Dept. of Radio/TV/Film
  84. DC Comics
  85. Welcome to Warner Bros. Home Page
  86. Lethargy '96 - Table of Contents
    How the Media coverd a listless campaign. With another campaign just around the corner, this spot provides comparison and contrast.
  87. Cable in the Classroom Online
  88. American Film Institute
  89. WISC-TV3: In Touch with Wisconsin
  90. Showtime Online - Index!
  91. Wisconsin Public Television
  92. USA Network
    Action | Studio Guide | Game Show | Home | Backlot | Remote Truck | Film Vault | TV Library | Bungalows.
  93. ME/U Knowledge Online
  94. Discovery Channel Online
  95. offers content-rich interactive areas for sports, entertainment and NBC Stations as well as links to MSNBC and other NBC news areas.
  96. Welcome To The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Website
  97. Welcome to FRONTLINE
    Programs, Curriculum Guides, This Season Online, Tapes & Transcripts.
  98. adobe.mag
    Full articles in PDF format...
  99. SOFIA Home Page
    Study Of Film as Internet Application. Special page of links to film resources.
  100. The Clio Awards
    "Clio was one of the nine muses in Greek mythology. She was the historian, the recorder of great deeds, the proclaimer and celebrator of accomplishments. The other muses presided over the arts, theatre, drama, humor, poetry, literature, music and dance. Their spirits were thought to inspire writers and other artists and were a source of genius and inspiration."
  101. Welcome to Bravo!
  102. TV Guide Online
  103. BET NetWorks
  104. Welcome to!
    Pay-Per-View site.
  105. TV Net -- Turner Broadcasting System
  106. Silent Movies
  107. MediaTelevision
  108. Citytv Virtually Everywhere!
  109. Sci-Fi Channel: The Dominion
  110. HBO
    As you might expect, this is a very professional site with great color choices and graphics. Complete schedules and special features also online.
  111. Current: News about Public Broadcasting
    A newspaper about public broadcasting.
  112. You're at the front gate
    American Movie Classics.
  113. Gist TV
  114. MTV Online: Main Page
  115. Maryland Public Television
  116. Welcome to the Disney Channel Web Site!
    The latest information on cable television entertainment for the family. Menu items for Programs for the Family - Programs for Kids - Programs for Adults - News and Notes - The Disney Channel Magazine - Coming Soon.
  117. TVHOST Online - The Finest Television Guide in Cyberspace
  118. CBC Links
    Gateway site for CBC material is available on the Internet.
  119. CNN Interactive Video Archive
  120. Print Media Online
    Canadian and world resources.
  121. NFB Internet - ONF Internet
    Produces and distributes films and other audiovisual works on Canada.
  122. Bravo!
  123. NBC
    A simple zip code entry takes you to your local NBC station and the program schedule.
  124. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Visit The "education gateway" for the ABC.
  125. JCN and ME/U Programming Schedules
  126. CBS Television Home Page
    Just enter you zip code and this page takes you to your local CBS station.
  127. Home Page of The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
    Recently featured some articles on the future of digital television.

  1. PhotoDisc: Royalty-free Digital Stock Photography
  2. Art Historians' Guide to the Movies
  3. Graphic Design Resource Center
    Photoshop and other software tips, web design, graphic techniques, tips, and tutorials.
  4. Caring for Your Photographs
  5. EarthStation1
    The Internet's #1 Sound & Picture Archive - Wavs, Sounds & Pictures of the Media Age.
  6. MultiMania - Accueil
  7. Ad*Access
  8. Digital Media World - Animation - Effects - Digital Video - Games - Web Design
    "A showcase for the best in computer animation, digital video, multimedia and Web design. News, reviews and profiles of the Australian digital content creation marketplace."
  9. The International Library of Photography
  10. Creative Photography P/C
  11. The International Library of Photography
  12. the bfi 100
    A selection of the favourite British films of the 20th Century
  13. KODAK Picture Playground online
  14. Top 25 Newspaper People
  15. Welcome to the Electronic Policy Network
  16. Digital Photography Review, Digital Cameras, Daily News, Reviews, Galleries and Comparisons
  17. Teaching TV Video Production at Parsons Junior High School
  18. 1999 Pulitzer Prize Winners
  19. -- the media theory site
  20. Lost and Found Sound
    Sounds and the stories that go with them... the childhood voices of famous men, the recorded letters of lovers, mysterious dialogues on forgotten cassettes found by the side of the road.
  21. Cameras: the Technology of Photographic Imaging
  22. Satellite Distance Learning
  23. School Library Media Month
  24. The WebCommunicators: Issues in Research into Online Journalism and Journalists
  25. The Media and Communication Studies Site
  26. Adbusters Culture Jammers Headquarters
  27. Multichannel News Online
    (Formerly Cable Regulation Digest). Cable and telecom technology news, Cable Resources on the Net, Cable Modems, New Cable Networks and Web Tips for Cable Ops.
  28. BBC Online - BBC Digital - Home
  29. Using the Multimedia Tools of the Internet for Teaching History in K-12 Schools
  30. Who we are: Media Studies Center
  31. Media Studies Journal - Summer 1995 -- Media and Democracy
  32. Sync-O-Matic 3000
    Syncomatic is a piece of software that integrates PowerPoint and RealVideo/RealAudio to make on line lectures. A demostration version of the "film" lecture suitable for play off a local hard-disk - good for presentations. (486K)
  33. Media Old & New -- Recommended Links
  34. Centre for Cultural and Media Studies
  35. Decisions, Decisions: Violence in the Media
  36. Communication Studies Resources
  37. The Media and Communication Studies Page
    Links to: General Issues, Gender, Ethnicity and Class, The Written and Spoken Word, The Visual Image,
  38. The Movies, Race, and Ethnicity: Videotapes in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley
  39. The ERaM (Ethnicity, Racism and the Media) Programme
    What is the role of the mass media in generating and disseminating ideas on ethnicity and race? The site also features a collection of links to Related WWW Sites. News Media & Advertising, TV & Radio, Film Studies, IT & Telecoms, Media Education.
  40. No Place for a Woman: The Family in Film Noir
  41. Los Angeles Times Poll
    September 97 poll on what Americans think of TV.
  42. The Motion-Picture Industry: Behind-the-Scenes
  43. Art on Film Home Page
  44. 1997 Pulitzer Prize Winners
    Provides background and the actual publications (works) for the awards. Archive of previous awards. Most often, the content of these "works" relate to the significant issues of the day. 1998 and 1999 are also online.
  45. Multimedia Teaching Strategies Project Home Page
  46. Welcome to Action XChange.
    Photoshop "Action" site. Actions = a tool for automating actions and procedures in the software.
  47. The Public-Access Computer Systems Review
    A free electronic journal about end-user computer systems in libraries. Topics include: "... digital libraries, document delivery systems, electronic publishing, expert systems, hypermedia and multimedia systems, locally mounted databases, network-based information resources and tools, and online catalogs."
  48. DTP Projects for the K-12 Classroom, Desktop Publishing Feature: 08/28/97 From The Mining Company
  49. CineMedia
  50. Teaching Media Production
    Offers "...everything you need to teach a nine week middle school media production course!" The site TOC offers: Course Outline, Day-by-Day Lesson Plans, Teacher Resources for Teaching Media Production in the Middle School, including "Sample Class Handouts" (some of these handouts would be useful for general classroom management in any class).
  51. Integrated Learning with an AM Radio - AN AskERIC Lesson Plan
    With a fine listing of Useful Internet Resources.
  52. The Media and Communication Studies Site
  54. Media Studies Center
    Text version of the spring 1997 Media Studies Journal "Defining Moments in Journalism" (presenting articles that relate to the last 50 years of media history and the influence of key events and people).
  55. Desktop Publishing - Welcome from The Mining Company
  56. K-12 Web, Graphic Design and Multimedia Resources from DS Design
    A listing of K-12 web, graphic design and multimedia resources -- inlcuding Collections of Children's Art Work and Handwriting, GIF Animations of Children's Artwork and Cartoons, PhotoImpact GIF Animation Software, WildRiverSSK Photoshop Plugins for Macintosh, WebExtensions Photoshop Plugins for Windows 95/NT and PhotoImpact GIF/JPEG SmartSaver for Windows 95/NT.
  57. DigitalJourney Themes
    Artistic and interactive multimedia presentations. Viewers are invited to make contributions to the examination of a theme. Contributions can take many forms (audio, visual, text) and are added to the theme presentation after they are sent to a FTP site. I first examined the theme of "Revolution" and was impressed with the product... A total of 18 themes are included at the site.
  58. The Media and Communication Studies Site
  59. AuraLine Multimedia Creation Kit
    A multimedia authoring tool and web page plug-in incorporating audio, video, graphics, and animation.
  60. EXTRA! -- the magazine of FAIR
  61. Idea Central - Media Old & New
  62. CPAC Programming Advisory
  63. MMWIRE Online
  64. MediaNews
  65. CME: Policy Actions
    A Twelve-Step Program for Media Democracy.
  66. THE REAL NEWS PAGE: Welcome
  67. Desktop Publishers Journal -
  68. JIME Articles
    Journal of Interactive Media in Education.
  69. Virtual University Press Home Page: Virtual University Journal & Continuing Professional Development
  70. AlterNet
    Insititure of Alternative Journalism.
  71. National Association of Media Educators
    New Zealand.
  72. MGM Online
  73. MMWIRE Online
    See the Directory for a listing of multi-media sites on the Internet.
  75. MEDIA STUDIES at Pakuranga College
  76. Unofficial Hoop Dreams
    " Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco's multimedia gulch." See the "Student Web Works" and Iroduction to Multimedia Authoring on the WWW.
  77. New Media
    Nice summary page (with links) to the new media applications on the Web.
  78. Schwarz Illustrated Links
    Photo/Photo Journalism sites.
  79. Power of Projection
  80. WIRED SCENARIOS - It's a Poor Workman Who Blames His Tools John Perry Barlow
    Interesting essay on technology.
  81. Media Launchpad
    Useful information for students new to the study of media or new to Internet use and information for teachers regarding the uses of these pages.See "To the Teacher" for lesson suggestions.
  82. Inquisitor Magazine
  83. Southwest Florida Public TV
    PBS and local program listings. Also includes links to media and broadcast educations sites.
  84. AniMEDIA
  85. HyperLiterature/HyperTheory HomePage
  86. The Journalistic Resources Page
    Links to Journalism, Education and Research, Journalism organizations.
  87. Journalism and the Media
    A page to watch as the project unfolds.
  88. The Institute for Alternative Journalism
  89. Photojournalism & New Media
    Aurora photographers (National Geographic Magazine "regulars") will often take hundreds, if not thousands, of images on one assignment. Plan for some time onsite... One section includes some interesting photo essays that can be downloaded and viewed offline.
  90. Macromedia: Director - "Overview"
  91. Multimedia Information
    Image and movie archive.
  92. Multimedia Authoring Web

  1. MediaMatters
    PBS companion site. "Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Jones, this series kicks off its season by examining the practices and performance of the media with a focus on sports, health and juvenile justice. (CC, Stereo, WWW). At the companion site, take a critical look at the values, practices, and performance of the news media. Read online debates between prominent journalists, take an interactive quiz that tests your knowledge of journalism, access resources for reporters and more." Be sure to see the fine Teacher Resource page.
  2. Media Critic -- Mar. 12, 1999
    A special section of the NewsWatch site that looks and the workings of the media. When I visited, the news was facts and speculation on a possible break in the Clinton an analysis entitled "When Speculation Overwhelms the Facts."
  3. America's Newspaper Corrections Connection
  4. Media Literacy Clearinghouse
  5. Media Visions - Deep Media Literacy
  6. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
    Currently listing a report -- Sex on TV: Content and Context, A Biennial Report to the Kaiser Family Foundation -- in PDF format
  7. Nouveaux Media | New Media | Neue Medien
    You may want to visit the "artist" page first.
  8. Matthew Parrott's Media Teaching Website
  9. Propaganda Techniques
  10. Media Literacy Online Project
  11. "free! Radio" November 1998 program schedule Link and listen to National Public Radio's recent program, Media Literacy, in which NPR's Brooke Gladstone reports on the rising awareness in education of media literacy (7:30). RealAudio is required.

  12. Free Press/Fair Press
  13. A story may be accurate but unfair, one editor learned
  14. "Media Literacy: TV - What You Don't See!" Press Release
    Scheduled for August 15th.
  15. Media Awareness
  17. New Mexico Media Literacy Project
  18. Media Workshop New York
  19. Media Literacy Project in Japan
  20. Media Literacy Online Project Link and listen to National Public Radio's recent program, Media Literacy, in which NPR's Brooke Gladstone reports on the rising awareness in education of media literacy
  21. CNN, Time retract Vietnam nerve gas story
  22. CNN - CNN's Tailwind latest in series of media embarrassments - July 2, 1998
  23. Australian Teachers of Media

    Online NewsHour: Media Ethics -- July 1, 1998
    You might follow with a visit to Yahoo! News and Media:Media Ethics Issue of the Week, 7/6/98: Ethics and the Media

    Public Radio Online Styleguide: Ethical Guidelines
    Recommendations and policies of several new organizations regarding some of the most common ethical problems facing journalists. Issue of the Week, 7/6/98: Ethics and the Media
    Presents information on two points of view: Is the Media Experiencing a Crisis of Ethics? Yes, Journalistic Standards Have Slipped in Recent Years. No, Overall the Media Maintains Ethical Standards. The page also provides data on the Influence of Electronic Media, the Pervasive Paparazzi and an interactive bulletin board for your reactions.

  24. Accuracy in Media
    TOC: Operation Tailwind, Press Ignores Clinton's Evironmental Binge, 1998 AIM Conference Announced and Media Monitor in RealAudio.
  25. SLA News Division
  26. Media Literacy Clearinghouse
  27. CJR Resources: Covering Crime
    Columbia Journalism Review.
  28. Article: What Is a Journalist? What Isn't One?
  29. Just Think
    A Media Literacy Education Organization for Teachers, Parents, Chidren. Site purpose: to stimulate critical thinking about popular media, to equip young people with the literacy tools critical for their future, to comprehend the content of media and master the technical skills to produce media messages in various forms, from broadcast public service announcements to websites.
  30. School Crossings | Information Literacy
  31. Educause Review
    Information Literacy, a new curriculum?
  32. Digital High School - Computer and Information Literacy Skills
  33. Analysis of visual images - The University of Newcastle, Australia (Ross Woodrow)
    Undergraduate students training as artists, art professionals and art teachers.
  34. Education 253A Fall 1997: Cultural Studies and Media Culture
  35. The Online Journalism Review
    Web-based journal produced at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. The journal "..; will report on and evaluate the emerging field of online journalism, providing readers a healthy diet of breaking news, commentary, monthly features and Web resource databases."
  36. "Media Literacy: TV- What You Don't See!" Discussion Guide
    Although this program aired some time ago, the questions posed in the discussion guides should prove useful for current media studies by students. NOTE: this program will reair SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1998. TOC: Music Videos, Editing Techniques I and II, Rise And Shine, Peter Jennings, Advertising, Selected Media Literacy Resources.
    Resources and information on propaganda.
  38. Violence In The Media
  39. NetGuide: NewsGuide
    Newsguide/Media Literacy. When I last visited, articles on "What local TV News doesn't want you to know!"

    Welcome to Transparency

    Do not visit this site unless you have at least 2 hours left on your Internet account!

    "Transparency is based on the idea that all media, politics, and popular culture -- and ultimately all aspects of human personality -- can be opened up to our view and understanding. The site interprets and critiques movies and television, news and political rhetoric, theme parks and advertising, computer games and the Internet, and a good deal more. It is divided into two sections. The larger section, Transparency2, includes a number of books and other writings, in progress, that describe the nature of society, culture and personality. It includes (or will include) the following books: The Age of Simulation, which reveals the way fakes, imitations and illusions, as well as invented "worlds" now dominate popular culture. The Landscape of Fiction, which describes the way contemporary forms of fiction, especially movies and television, reveal and disguise the inner reaches of the mind."

  40. Image and Action: Deconstructing the News
    The site demonstrates how journalists, who should be "... standing outside the cycle of symbolic and physical violence, corruption and manipulated information that makes up the power relations of society...) actually participate and are immersed in this system of untruth. "Like other players in this system, they engage in symbolic violence against reputations; they manipulate information to achieve various ends; they make covert alliances, and offer the public forms of untruth that masquerade as truth. And they do so even as they depict themselves as honest brokers who stand outside the system and expose it flaws to public scrutiny."

    The author believes that investigative journalism often features character assassination and focuses some of its attention on making people look bad. The author defines and then applies his thesis (a model) to a program presented on Sunday, Sept. 23, 1990, "This Week With David Brinkley," which explored whether the American political establishment is losing credibility with voters. Direct quotes from the program are listed in the left side of the page, and interpretations and identification of the power games and other strategies are defined by the author on the right side of the page. The " encounter immediately became a contest over who would exert power, who would end up looking good and who would be discredited."

    The author believe that many of the many of the efforts of investigative journalism are"... an effort to hurt people, which is one of the central pathologies of the news media."

    There is no way I could exit the site without clicking on "Media Insight: TV, Movies, and the Internet " , which provides some very interesting interpretations of what some of the programs (most in "rerun") are really about. Andy Griffith and Comedy's Healers, M*A*S*H, Lucy and Comedy's Lovable Fools, Blue's Clues, Gilligan's Island and Exile.

  41. Mass Media and Global Communications
  42. Dark Alliance: The Story Behind the Crack Explosion
    A rare look at the standards and values in news publishing in which the editor of Mercury News (in retrospect about a major article on the connection between an arm of the US government and the explosion of crack cocaine in our cities) admits "...that the series did not meet our standards in four areas: In a few key instances, we presented only one interpretation of complicated, sometimes-conflicting pieces of evidence. In one such instance, we did not include information that contradicted a central assertion of the series. We made our best estimate of how much money was involved, but we failed to label it as an estimate, and instead it appeared as fact. We oversimplified the complex issue of how the crack epidemic in America grew. Through imprecise language and graphics, we created impressions that were open to misinterpretation."

    A "History" section includes the original series, comments in the forum, updates to the series and reaction from national media. An Epilogue section might be the best place to start.

  43. JEM - Mediawaves Telecourse
    Exploring the History, Technology, Business and Culture of the Mass Media. Try the "Web Resources" link for a page listing the lessons and links to Internet resources. Over 25 lessons -- from Media History to Television News.

  44. Media Literacy Online Project
  45. Media Education Foundation
    A non-profit educational organization devoted to media research and the production of resources to aid educators and others in fostering analytical media literacy.
  46. "Media Literacy: TV- What You Don't See!" Discussion Guide
    PBS program that aired in May & June 1997, repeats September & November. TOC: Music Videos, Editing Techniques I and II, Rise And Shine, Peter Jennings, Advertising, Selected Media Literacy Resources.
  47. d i s i n f o r m a t i o n
  48. Online Advertising Targeting Children, Center for Media Education
    See InfoActive Kids Winter 1997 [PDF version ). This is an excellent study of how and where the Alcohol and Tobacco industries are targeting youth on the Internet. Also see "AND NOW A WEB FROM OUR SPONSOR" -- How Online Advertisers Are Cashing In On Children.
  49. Critical Media Literacy Education
  50. Media Literacy Saskatchewan
  51. Media Awareness Network Site Map
  52. Media Studies Center
  53. TV News--what local stations don't want you to know!
  54. "In The Mix"
    Media literacy resources.
  55. Curricular Resources in Media Literacy/Studies
    An excellent Canadian site on Literacy.
  56. Media Awareness Network: Media Literacy - What is it?
    TOC: What is Media Literacy? / Why Teach Media Literacy? / Approaches to Media Education / Eight Key Concepts of Media Literacy / Making it Happen / Evaluation.
  57. Media Literacy -- New Mexico
    A page with the goal to introduce the majority of the state's population to the basic principles of media literacy by the year 2000. Offers news, information and free materials to teachers, students and parents. A quarterly newsletter is free by Emailing your snail mail address. The site links to Activites and Lessons, and Other lessons from the New Mexico Project.
  58. Literacy and Education
    Carnegie Mellon University.
  59. Welcome/Bienvenue
    Canadian support network for media education.
  60. Media Awareness Network
    A clearinghouse for important Canadian initiatives and a support network for media education.
  61. Know TV: Media Literacy
  62. Media Literacy Online Project
    Designed to help "...students develop an informed and critical understanding of the nature of the mass media, the techniques used by them, and the impact of these techniques..., increase students' understanding and enjoyment of how the media work, how they produce meaning, how they are organized, and how they construct reality."
  63. Webactive-Counterspin
    See the Archive for an impressive listing of programs (RealAudio format) on the Media. You can launch a segment and play it in the background as you open another browser and go on with your Web session!
  64. Canadian media education site
    Featrues the latest media news, "... media literacy ideas for parents, resources and lesson plans for teachers, and a special place for kids to improve their media smarts..." Also links to an introduction to current media-related debates and media-related policy and public education initiatives of federal departments on media violence, advertising, minority representation and other current issues. The Secondary section of the "Support for Teachers" offers 17 classroom lesson plans in media areas alone. Check the lesson on Decoding and Understanding the Political Cartoon for an idea of the detail associalted with lessons.
  65. A Pilgrim Guide to Educational Media & Media Literacy
  66. Media Literacy Project In Japan
  67. MOVIEWEB: Home Page
  68. India Literacy Project (ILP)
  69. Globalvision
    "The series Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television was born out of the need for a responsible and journalistically sound approach to media coverage of human rights issues.
  70. First Amendment Center - Pictues of our Nobler Selves
    A History of Native American contributions to the news media.
  71. "150 Years of Literacy in Iowa"
    An official sesquicentennial project. See "15 Ways to be a Literate Person" and "School Days In Iowa -- A Profile of Literacy."
  72. Literacy Directory Home Page
  73. Minnesota Literacy Resource Center
  74. News Media and the Law Series
  75. Information Warfare, I-War, IW, C4I, Cyberwar
    You've heard of the "war of words.." This site is designed to facilitate an understanding of information warfare in both military and civilian life.
  76. Yahoo - Education:Literacy
  77. National Institute for Literacy Home Page
  78. "Fallows Central"
    Contains links related to his book _Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy (Pantheon, 1996)_.
    Associated Press Managing Editors. An association of U.S.and Canadian editors whose newspapers are members of the Associated Press.
  80. Dom's Domain: Media Sites and Strategies
    Dominique Paul Noth evaluates online newspapers, TV and related business strategies.
  81. Biases of the Ear and Eye
    Good site for a visit by secondary teachers, but your students will have to reach a great deal.
  82. Media Literacy
    Links for: Media Education Organizations, Teachers' Resources, Parents' Resources, Articles About Media Education, and Strategies for Media Literacy.
  83. Media Education Foundation
    Focus on " research and the production of resources to aid educators and others in fostering analytical media literacy."
  84. National Center on Adult Literacy
  85. International Literacy Institute
    Focuses on international literacy and development with an emphasis on developing countries.
  86. Banned Book
    Specializes in politically incorrect books, video tapes -- those which are banned by religion, government or others.
  87. EXTRA! -- the magazine of FAIR
    Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting -- bimonthly magazine of (FAIR). The newsletter EXTRA! Update appears in months when EXTRA! does not. See the Five Media Myths About Welfare.
    Visit the Home Page as well...
  88. NC LRC: Home Page, NC Literacy Resource Center Home Page.
  89. Roar Table of Contents
    Chapter 7, "Teaching TV, An Argument for Media Literacy.
  90. How We Must Think © 1993 by Laura Fillmore
  91. Media Reference Sources & Information
    Special resources for film and media history.
  92. Media Watchdog and Media Watchdog - Doctoring the News
  93. Association for Media Literacy/Nova Scotia
    Links to a newsletter - Mediacy: The Newsletter of AML-NS, a Media Literacy Events Calendar, Media Literacy as Violence Prevention, Parenting in the Television Age, Media Literacy Resources, and Media Literacy Organizations on the Internet.
  94. American Communication Association WWW
    Site looks at: Academic Freedom and Campus Speech Codes, Copyright and Intellectual Property, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Information, Freedom of Religion, Human Rights Issues, Law and Legal Research, Privacy Rights and Issues, Telecommunications: Law, Policy, and Society.
  95. Photo Manipulation
    Gives an example of the process and how to detect minipulation. Also a tutiorial on how to create a Digital photomontage.
  96. Media Watchdog
    Good source for media analysis and criticism. Dedicated to "...exposing bias and inaccuracy in the media."
MEDIA-L -- A new mailing list discussing children and the media To subscribe, send an e-mail message to: LISTSERV@VM1.SPCS.UMN.EDU with the message: SUBSCRIBE MEDIA-L
  1. Flat Stanley Project
    In the book, Stanley is squashed flat by a falling bulletin board, which means that he can visit his friends by travelling in an envelope. Students can also send Flat Stanley's using the Internet. Your art students might want to take a conventional image of a person and create a Flat Stanley (of Fred, Susan) of their own.
  2. National Institute on Media and the Family
  3. Daily Lesson Plan
    Press Review Comparing Newspaper and Television Reports on the State of the Union Address.
  4. KIDS FIRST - quality childrens media - CQCM - Coalition for Quality Children's Media - movies - wholesome - entertainment - good - values
  5. electric snow: tv in our time
    A student-created site geared toward students ages 12 to 18 and how television influences the group.
  6. frontline: washington's other scandal: issue ads
  7. Advertising and the Portrayal of Women
    Best visit before assigning to students because the page replicates ads that feature partial nudity (Calvin Klein's ads). The author's analysis is very interesting, as are the links to: The effect of Times Square on Popular Culture, Nike Advertising, The Selling of Marilyn Monroe.
  8. Video in Project-Based Education
    to use video as a research tool, as an analytical device and as a production instrument in the hands of the students
  9. Information Literacy Blueprint
  10. The Media (Lesson Plans)
    Brief lesson descriptions on: The Detroit News - Feature Story and Comprehension Questions, Magazine Ads and You, the Teenager, Propaganda Techniques, Television and Violence (the most extensive lesson).
  11. Newspapers in Education
    Archive of lesson from the organization.
  12. Tell the Truth!
    This teacher presents a creative assignment (see below) for students. Take current or past ads from the tobacco industry (many directed toward youth) and create visual parodies. The assignment has been given for some time, as over 40 student examples are given along with the tobacco ads they parody.
  13. Assignment: Tell the Truth!
    Tobacco Education: Follows two days of lessons that expose the dirty tricks tobacco companies use to lure kids into smoking.
  14. A Short Course in Creative Digital Photography
    A Free On-line Book with chapers on: Camera Controls and Creativity, Fine Tuning Sharpness and Exposure, Light and Color, Understanding Lenses, Automatic Flash, Closeup and Tabletop Photography, Seeing Creative Images and Caring for your Camera. The site also offers A Short Course in Digital Photography.
  15. Street-Level Youth Media
    Showcase for a program to educate Chicago's inner-city youth in media arts and emerging technologies for use in self-expression, communication and social change. "Street-Level's programs build self-esteem and critical thinking skills for urban youth who have been historically neglected by policy makers and mass media. Using video production, computer art and the Internet, Street-Level's young people address community issues, access advanced communication technology and gain inclusion in our information-based society." The site has a number of online projects done by Chicago youth.
  16. Web of Deception: Threats to Children from Online Marketing, Center for Media Education
  17. New Mexico Media Literacy Project
  18. Resources for Teaching About Media
  19. The Media Education Elephant
    by Kathleen Tyner.
  20. Media Awareness
  21. Media Awareness Network: Teaching Media News
  22. A&E: TIME WELL SPENT: 20th Century with Mike Wallace
    Violence on television and in the movies = more violence in America. Or is it violence in America = TV and films that mirror that violence but do not contribute to it...?
  23. Harvesting Minds : How TV Commercials Control Kids
    Did you see the Book Review section of the October (97) NEA? This site invites you to review the book and post it to the site for others to read. Watching TV is a prime time-consuming activity for youth (next to sleeping) and some are watching it in the schools. See the review of Giving Kids the Business : The Commercialization of America's Schools.
  24. Children and the Media Program
    Sending Signals: Kids Speak Out About Values in the Media -- Tuned In or Tuned Out? Independent Research on Television and Print Media, Sex, Kids and the Family Hour -- A Three-Part Study of Sexual Content on Television, Making Television Ratings Work for Children and Families -- The Perspective of Children's Experts, The Reflection On The Screen -- Television's Image of Children.
  25. The Just Think Foundation
    Formed to promote critical thinking about popular media and to address the fundamental issues behind how traditional and interactive media influence the behavior of youth.
  26. About-Face: Home
    Click on the "Gallery of Offenders" link to see a collection of images taken from major magazines that can be purchased from any outlet, although some of them include skimpy clothing. One shot shows an image of a woman who is "... pale and powerless. The model in this jeans ad looks like she may have been pulled out of an Eating Disorders clinic for the shoot, ID bracelet included!" (From Mademoiselle). Clicking on "More Fact" below the image takes the browser to current research about women and how the fashion/advertising media can distort reality. For example: "FACT. 40-50% of women who smoke say they do so to maintain their weight. 25% of these women will die of a disease caused by smoking. What a price to pay! (Figures from 1984 Glamour survey, and 1997 Psychology Today Survey)."
    Media minipulation such as this must be confronted in the classroom. The question is "when" and "where" or at what age... Teachers who discuss such issues (especially female teachers) are often confronted with the accusation that they are offering a "feminist" agenda.
  27. The Local Media of Hagerstown: A Virtual Field Trip
    Part of a series of interdisciplinary field trips where students are instructed to develop opinions on how each medium communicates its information, with a eye for propaganda, misinformation, and media manipulation.
  28. Art of Propaganda
  29. Propaganda Analysis: Home Page
    Features an introduction to propaganda and analysis of the COMMON TECHNIQUES (Word Games, Name-Calling, Glittering Generalities, Euphemisms, False Connections, Transfer, Testimonial, Special Appeals, Plain Folks, Bandwagon, Fear, LOGICAL FALLACIES). Examples of propaganda drawn from war and political compaigns.
  30. Children and the Media Program
  31. Dr. Penner Library Home Page
    RESOURCE-BASED LEARNING -- a planned educational program, that actively involves students in the use of a wide range of print, nonprint, electronic and human resources. See "Wings - the skills to deal with information."
    Big Six Skills provide a systematic approach to information problem-solving that relies upon critical thinking skills. Site resources should help learners gain information literacy and provide understandings beyond merely being able to locate resources within a library. Instructional Units, a glossary of terms, additional resources of interest to Big Six users and informational specialists, a directory of Big Six users and institutions are currently online.
  33. Just Think Foundation
    Established to promote critical thinking about popular media and how traditional and interactive media influence the behavior of young people.
  34. SFBook Home
    Literacy and diversity merge in this fine program in California.
  35. Just Think Foundation
    Established to promote critical thinking about popular media and examines the fundamental issues behind how traditional and interactive media influence the behavior of young people.
  36. Media Awareness
    Designed for both parents and children.
  37. CNN lesson on Media Literacy - Jan 19, 1996
  38. Protecting Our Children From the Internet
  39. MediaNet: The Family and the Media.
    From the University of Minnesota Children Youth and Family Consortium.
  40. Children and the Media Program: Children Now
  41. Children and the Media (Media Studies Journal, 1994)
  42. Children and Television: From Global ChildNet
  43. What do parents need to know about children's television viewing? From the U.S. Department of Education
  44. How does your child perceive television violence?
    Questions to discuss with your child from NewsUSA.
  45. Child Safety on the Information Superhighway
  46. Children's Advertising Review Unit: From the Council of Better Business Bureaus
  47. Advertising, Nutrition and Kids: A Practical Guide For Parents
  48. INFACT: The marketing of tobacco to young children

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