Month: November 2010

2010 Andrew Olle Media Lecture – Alan Rusbridger

Rusbridger examines the common comparison made between the digital publishing revolution and the Gutenberg press publishing revolution in terms of rewriting the landscape for the dissemination of information, analysis and opinion, and concludes that the digital publishing revolution is a far more profound change to our intellectual landscape because…

Video: Learning Gender from Ads for Toys

These ads not only market toys to children but it also promotes and encourages gender specific values that are very limiting to boys and girls in different ways. The values and skills promoted in these commercials can play a critical role in the socalization of youth and their development of emotional expression, conflict resolution, the confidence to pursue various careers and the ability to maintain healthy relationships as adults.

Kate Harding nails it

A USAmerican couple have put up a website asking the Internet whether they should choose to complete her pregnancy or terminate it. Of course it’s a pro-life/anti-choice stunt,