26 thoughts on “History of Media Literacy, part 1: Crash Course Media Literacy #2

  1. Wow, thanks for this! Blown away (oops) by the Pulitzer part. He apparently was no saint when it comes to the world of journalism, and yet here we are, awarding journalists under his name.

  2. You're a rather "persuasive" man yourself, Mr. Smooth. Just kidding, sort of. I <3 Semantical ambiguity, a wonderful fundamentation of space-time between existence and sentience.

  3. I teach Information Literacy as part of an English class. I have shared a link to this crash course for my students because some of them struggle as to how to evaluate the information that they choose to use. I face the additional struggle of making sure students use academic databases and some websites that are credible, for research in higher ed. Thank you for giving me another tool to help get the message across that you need to be a discerning consumer of information in all its formats.

  4. Good content. I major in Media Studies at UC Berkeley and this is concurrent with everything i am learning in a Media History class and is really helpful. thank you

  5. This series has come at a perfect time considering the worlds current political climate. I don't know why but I have a feeling of a potential red pill… anyone else?

  6. So, one of the most prestigious journalism awards in the world is named after one of the proponents of yellow journalism.


  7. To me, the misleading of sensational media is down right scary as hell. Manipulating the public for selfish gains and to hell with the consequences is how we get into wars. Then with modern weapons… 50-70 million died in ww2. That’s just the ones who saw the end of the war. The survivors suffered much longer. Can you imagine the pain and suffering today? Look at Iraq. Uranium tipped shells are causing deformed babies. They never saw the war, but will suffer from it. All starts from the media…

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