3 results for tag: media

“Transgender People Are Paying The Price For The Media’s Willful Ignorance”

Buzzfeed, often known for its listicles and pop culture reporting, recently posted an article entitled "Transgender People are Paying the Price for the Media's Willful Ignorance," where author Saeed Jones points out the media's clear disinterest in transgender issues lest they "are in prison, brutalized or dead." Jones's blunt critique of the media's portrayal of transgender people and their lives is one that everyone should take to heart and remember next time some article conveniently "forgets" that the person it's reporting on is first and foremost a person and not not a way to sell papers.

Summary: Digital Disconnect

Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy by Robert W. McChesney Summary by Ellen Slavitz Google, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo. We believe they exist to make our lives more convenient, more interesting, more fun. According to Robert W. McChesney, these Internet marvels are the products of carefully designed operations that enable a small number of corporations to earn huge profits, while providing the public with less and less value, service, and information essential in a democratic society. McChesney, a media activist and professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the author of Rich Media, Poor ...