Submitted by kentbye on Thu, 2006-02-16 07:38. carvin | DigitalDivide | Education | Interview | InterviewAudio | medialiteracy | newmedia | trends
Submitted by kentbye on Wed, 2004-11-24 19:42. Buddhism | Education | Film | Kwiatkowski | Political Bias | Queen
I am trying to take an integrative, systems approach to this documentary. It’s hard to pin the blame of any alleged failings of the mainstream media squarely on the media.
This is because there is a complex feedback loop relationship between the government, the media, and the society. Just critiquing the supply (media) without analyzing the demand (popular culture) is a simplistic and reductionistic approach to the issue.
One implication of this is that our public education system and college educational paradigms have a major impact on our culture, which then influences the demand for the programming that commercial broadcasters provide.