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Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak Isn't A 'Scandal.' It's A Sex Crime.

Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak Isn't A 'Scandal.' It's A Sex Crime. | Media Studies | Scoop.it
As most of you probably know, someone somewhere dumped a deluge of purported nude photographs of a number of female celebrities online yesterday. The victims include the likes of Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa Palmer. But the focal [...]
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Mainstream Media is Slowly Learning That Catcalls Are Not Compliments | Bitch Media

Mainstream Media is Slowly Learning That Catcalls Are Not Compliments | Bitch Media | Media Studies | Scoop.it
Our culture is coming around to the reality of street harassment.
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David Chase Responds to  Vox’s “Tony Soprano Didn’t Die” Article

David Chase Responds to  Vox’s “Tony Soprano Didn’t Die” Article | Media Studies | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared in Vulture. Tonight, in response to a Vox piece headlined, “Did Tony die at the end of The Sopranos?,” David Chase sent the following statement through his publicist: “A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview. To simply quote David as saying,...
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Nice reflection on intentional fallacy (Wimsatt & Beardsley)--though the author doesn't use the terminology.

 

"[I]t’s a huge mistake to confuse our own personal needs as viewers with the ending’s intent, which in this case is inscrutable, and thus even more frustrating."

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This Is a Generic Brand Video

This Is a Generic Brand Video is a generic brand video of “This Is a Generic Brand Video,” written by Kendra Eash for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. No surprise,…
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Parody par excellence.

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Actor Orlando Jones Creates a ‘Bullet Bucket Challenge’

Actor Orlando Jones Creates a ‘Bullet Bucket Challenge’ | Media Studies | Scoop.it
Over the last couple of weeks the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge,” to raise awareness of Lou Gehrig’s disease, has raised more than $15 million in donations. Everyone from celebrities to random grandmothers has taken part in the challenge by drenching themselves with buckets of ice water, all in the name...
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An excellent appropriation of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. "I challenge myself to listen without prejudice."

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Normalizing Male Dominance: Gender Representation in 2012 Films

Normalizing Male Dominance: Gender Representation in 2012 Films | Media Studies | Scoop.it
This report was conducted by Chloe Beighley and Jeff Smith. This is the first of several reports based on our investigation of Hollywood films in 2012. In this report we looked at gender representa...
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The battle for ‘Trayvon Martin’: Mapping a media controversy online and off-line | Graeff | First Monday

The battle for ‘Trayvon Martin’: Mapping a media controversy online and off-line | Graeff | First Monday | Media Studies | Scoop.it
The battle for ‘Trayvon Martin’: Mapping a media controversy online and off-line
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#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Shows How Black People Are Portrayed in Mainstream Media

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Shows How Black People Are Portrayed in Mainstream Media | Media Studies | Scoop.it
The vicious slaying of Mike Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police has once again shown that the narrative the media paints surrounding black people in America more often than not includes depicting us as violent thugs with gang and drug affiliations. It’s safe to say that Brown has become a victim of...
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The Internet of Words

The Internet of Words | Media Studies | Scoop.it
Changes in the language are as much a part of the story of technology as innovative new products.
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A Room Full Of Feminists Just Applauded A Guy Who Attacked Feminists. Wait For It…

A Room Full Of Feminists Just Applauded A Guy Who Attacked Feminists. Wait For It… | Media Studies | Scoop.it
A Hollywood director attacks feminists in front of some feminists and gets applause from feminists.
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On language and discourse, their relationship, material effects. Note framing commentary.

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Science Shows Men and Women Are Both Awful Stereotypes on Facebook

Science Shows Men and Women Are Both Awful Stereotypes on Facebook | Media Studies | Scoop.it
What you're looking at here is the largest analysis of the words we use on Facebook ever undertaken. Look at the words. They are you.
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Jailed Pussy Riot Member Missing Following Prison Transfer

Jailed Pussy Riot Member Missing Following Prison Transfer | Media Studies | Scoop.it
Nadya Tolokonnikova's relatives have had no contact with the jailed punk rocker for 10 days.
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Feminist video game critic forced to leave her home after online rape and death threats

Feminist video game critic forced to leave her home after online rape and death threats | Media Studies | Scoop.it
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4 Ways To Honor Native Americans Without Appropriating Our Culture

4 Ways To Honor Native Americans Without Appropriating Our Culture | Media Studies | Scoop.it
There is a fine line between appropriation and appreciation. That said, there are many ways to truly honor and appreciate each of the 566 unique tribes.
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"There is a fine line between appropriation and appreciation."

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All of Your Facebook Friends Already Agree With You

All of Your Facebook Friends Already Agree With You | Media Studies | Scoop.it
How do most of the people on your Twitter timeline feel about Ferguson? About foreign affairs? About the latest pop culture scandal? Except for that one weirdly conservative uncle or those random people to whom you never really spoke in high school, the answer is probably: a lot like you...
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Feminism In A Run-Down Taffy Factory: The Women Of 'Bob's Burgers'

Feminism In A Run-Down Taffy Factory: The Women Of 'Bob's Burgers' | Media Studies | Scoop.it
The Fox animated show Bob's Burgers, which won the Emmy last weekend for Outstanding Animated Program, brings nuance and style to its female characters - particularly young Tina, who almost never was.
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From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV?

From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV? | Media Studies | Scoop.it
What do sitcoms, dramas and reality TV say about poor people? For our yearlong series exploring poverty, NPR's Elizabeth Blair takes a look at the television shows that place the poor center stage.
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Essay #1 - YouTube

deep focus... Thank you Erika Munro.
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Series of video essays on cinematography--impact of non-diegetic elements.

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Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Reality TV Editing - YouTube

An absolutely brilliant clip from his BBC show about how "unreal" reality TV really is...
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Chasing Their Star, on YouTube

Chasing Their Star, on YouTube | Media Studies | Scoop.it
The message to aspiring video makers on YouTube is clear, and seductive: Attract an audience, build your brand. But success, let alone stardom and wealth, remains elusive.
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Making It #60: Sophia Rossi « Nerdist

Making It #60: Sophia Rossi « Nerdist | Media Studies | Scoop.it
Riki talks to producer and Hello Giggles co-founder Sophia Rossi about the reality of The Hills, working with partners, and feminism.
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Let’s Be Real

Let’s Be Real | Media Studies | Scoop.it
The aftermath of the shooting of an unarmed African American man in Ferguson, Missouri, intrudes on the stupidity of ‘Let’s Be Cops.’
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A timely critical-cultural analysis of the film +Let's Be Cops+ by way of police violence against black men.

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Swedish cinemas take aim at gender bias with Bechdel test rating

Swedish cinemas take aim at gender bias with Bechdel test rating | Media Studies | Scoop.it
Movies need to pass test that gauges the active presence of women on screen in bid to promote gender equality
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Watch A Famous Actress Play Every Black Woman Alive Right Now On 'SNL'

Watch A Famous Actress Play Every Black Woman Alive Right Now On 'SNL' | Media Studies | Scoop.it
It's completely their fault, but see "SNL" half apologize anyway.
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