At the end of the day, media literacy urges us not just to question everything and thereby throw all facts into doubt, but to engage responsibly with the media we consume, questioning its perspectives and its intrinsic authority while weighing its messages against our own real, lived experiences.
Notice: There are NO plot spoilers. I do mention some detail about the movie but nothing that would ruin the story itself. The holidays are over, the days are getting longer and the super bowl has come and gone. Everyone is waiting in bated breath for the next big thing and that can only mean … Continue reading Female Filmmaker Looks at La La Land
Special Guest, Josh, returns for this year’s predictions of the Oscar winners. Kate and Josh aren’t good at this and tied last year with 8 of the 24 winner correct. This year they bring in a bingo cage that they have nicknamed “Nic Cage” to see if he is better at predicting then they are. … Continue reading Oscar Bingo – Kate’s Take Podcast
There are myriad reasons for the problems facing women in STEM, but one overarching truth about our efforts to recruit and retain girls in tech is that we are expecting them to think and behave like boys, to be attracted to technology for the same reasons and in the same ways as boys are.
This year marks the 89th Academy Awards. Slated to reach to 30-40 million people, the winners will be front page news, the best dressed will grace magazine covers and website lists for weeks. The History of the Oscars The Academy Awards have come a long way from their humble beginnings at the Roosevelt Hotel. The … Continue reading Do The Oscars Matter?
In this episode Kate talks about the hilarious movie So I Married An Axe Murderer staring Mike Myers and Nancy Travis. Kate talks about the trivia of the film, the soundtrack, coffee shops, beat poets and also why it has a special connection to her and her brother. Sources: So I Married…IMDB Trivia http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108174/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv Kate’s … Continue reading So I Married An Axe Murderer – Kate’s Take Podcast
Media fluency is generally understood as encompassing two skill sets. The first, which we might call media comprehension, enables media consumers to decode, analyze, and break down mediated messages into their constituent parts. The other, known as media production, involves successfully encoding some kind of meaning into a mediated message. Both are needed for successful participation in today’s media-rich landscape.