THE MORENESS OF EVERYTHING
the media and us
Exploring media criticism from 1930s to the presentHow have the mass media shaped us? What happens when you spend a day without electronic media? What can the hopes and fears of past media effects tell us about the media and us, today?
Sixteen University of Tulsa undergraduate students (in Dr. Joli Jensen's Mass Communication & Society class) have been reading classic media and society critics like Edward Sapir (1931), Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer (1947), C. Wright Mills (1956), Stuart Hall and Paddy Whannel (1961), and Stuart Ewen (1976). They have also explored their own media autobiography, and spent 24 challenging hours without electronic media of any kind.
Check out what these students think about contemporary media and culture commentators like Thomas de Zengotita, Naomi Klein, Nicholas Carr, Virginia Postrel and Emily Gould. By clicking on their personal blogs, you can explore their media autobiographies, their media free day, and what they have to say about "the media and us."
And please add your own comments to each of the blogs--media criticism is always best when it's a conversation.