Afterschool Tuesdays and Thursdays
Phone: 413 243-2781 #2224
Digital Media explores critical reflection on the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. We use hardware (i.e. computers, digital camera, and scanner) and software (i-movie, garage band, Photoshop, Microsoft) to learn creative ways to express ideas. Topics explored race, gender, politics, and commercialism.
Robert McChesney in the video Rich Media, Poor Democracy from Media Education Foundation said, " The great organizer Saul Olinksy put it well, "When you are going up against organized money, you need to organized people. It is the only way you will ever win." I mean this is elementary politics, it has not changed for six thousand years. If we are going to beat these lobbies, if we are going to change the policies to create a more open, diverse, better, media system, we need to get people organized. We need to have it so when politicians look out their window, there is ten thousand people there demanding fairness, demanding justice."
- Consuming Kids
- Not Just a Game
- Tough Guise
- Freedom of Expression
- Dream Worlds 3
Merchants of Cool
Presented by PBS Frontline
Main Themes: clout of Media Giants, Relationship between Media and Teen Culture, The Coarsening (manipulation) of Culture.
Article on The Global Media Giants We are the world by McChesney CLICK HERE
TED ED The Key to Media 's Hidden Codes CLICK HERE
Danger of the Single Story TED talk by Chimamanda Adichie
- Kony 2012 Invisible Children
- Kony2012 Video YouTube
- Kony Screening in Uganda Al-Jazeera
- Charity Navigator