Tag: media literacy

Charting Death

For their final capstone project for Bradley Voytek’s COGS 108 course at UCSD, a group of students examined potential disparities between actual deaths and their corresponding media attention. The final project is excellent. The subject matter…and the interactive data charts as well. For anyone curious about any of the steps throughout this project, the original data and…

We Asked 1,000 People What Happened On Tuesday. Here’s What Some Of Them Said.

We Asked 1,000 People What Happened On Tuesday. Here’s What Some Of Them Said. (HuffPost)

Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, someone's lost cat and Post Malone.

Most Americans pay at least a little attention to current events, but they differ enormously in where they turn to get their news and which stories they pay attention to. To get a better sense of how a busy news cycle played out in homes across the country, we repeated an experiment, teaming up with…

You think you want media literacy…do you?

This past week danah boyd presented the keynote at SXSW EDU 2018. The talk is quite nuanced, and I recommend taking the time to read it. boyd talks about how critical thinking and media literacy efforts are backfiring. She surveys some media literacy programs and sees a simplistic set of assumptions about the way media could and should…