CAN NEW TOOLS OF THE WEB TURN THE TABLES ON THE CORPORATE MEDIA AGENDA SETTERS?

Agenda Setting Theory Explanation of Theory: The Agenda-Setting Theory says the media (mainly the news media) aren’t always successful at telling us what to think, but they are quite successful at telling us what to think about. Theorist: Maxwell McCombs and Donald L. Shaw Date:  1972/1973 Primary Article:   McCombs, M., & Shaw, D.L. (1972). The agenda-setting […]

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 THE “PREFACE” DARE

A few days ago, A very good student of mine who shall remain anonymous basically “dared” me to post on facebook and my own website the content of the preface to my textbook on cinema, charging that most Americans do not think and will not care about the argument that cinema is a teaching machine” […]

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 IS TECHNOLOGY TO BLAME?

Lots of folks are blaming “technology” for degradation of our education (public and private). But do they recognize that it is the antidemocratic and anti-intellectual values that govern technological development in this country. I argue, that technology, once put in the democratic and intellectually well-developed hands, will usher in a revolution that can–and will-have global […]

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 WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY?

The definition for “spiritual,” from a philosophical point of view (you can look this up in a philosophical dictionary to confirm my statement) refers to nonmaterial human values such as beauty, goodness, love, truth, compassion, honesty, and of course holiness too. I argue that you do not have to believe in something first in order to […]

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