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Media in Cultural Context: Popular Readerships

This course, offered as part of MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative, starts off by asking "What is the history of popular reading in the Western world?" It continues on by asking a number of equally powerful questions, and the generally curious will enjoy exploring the materials offered here. The course was created by Professor Sarah Brouillette, and originally took place in the fall of 2007. ...
Global Voices

Former CNN Beijing and Tokyo Bureau Chief Rebecca MacKinnon and Africa expert Ethan Zuckerman started Global Voices while they were both fellows at Harvard. The website is a community of over 300 bloggers and translators from around the world whose aim is "to redress some of the inequities in media attention by leveraging the power of citizens' media." The website has "featured stories" and...
MIT Center for Civic Media

According to the MIT Center for Civic Media website, civic media is "any form of communication that strengthens the social bonds within a community or creates a strong sense of civic engagement among its residents." With funding from the Ford Foundation and other major donors, and with collaborators from around the country and around the world, the Center for Civic Media website has a good deal to...
MediaSmarts Lesson Plan: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit that advocates digital and media literacy for youth and designs tools that teach critical thinking in the realms of contemporary media. This lesson, intended for grades eight through ten, invites students to critically examine the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, as well as the promotions that surrounded the film's release and some responses from...