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Jay Davis on the myth of objectivity in journalism

In addition to addressing the issue of objectivity in journalism, Jay Davis also gives 8 essential guidelines for reading between the lines and analyzing news stories.

I spend a lot of time debunking Facebook hoaxes. Here’s why

Facebook hoaxes are herpes; they continue to get passed around from person to person and never seem to go away.

Being media literate means understanding why having such knowledge is important. Here, Patricia Aufderheide outlines 8 key principles in media literacy.

How well do you understand what it means to be media literate?

Dr. FUN’s Mass Media Love Quiz©

The QUIZ is the core of her programs

and her books:

SEX, LOVE, AND ROMANCE IN THE MASS MEDIA

Analysis and Criticism of Unrealistic Portrayals and Their Influence

CRITICAL THINKING ABOUT SEX, LOVE, AND ROMANCE IN THE MASS MEDIA

Media Literacy Applications

DR. GALICIAN’S PRESCRIPTIONS© FOR REALISTIC ROMANCE®

How the Media Seduce You to Want Prince Charmings and Playboy Centerfolds

(AVAILABLE SOON!)

via Dr. FUN’s Mass Media Love Quiz©.

My professor created this quiz based on her research of what she calls “The Romanticization of Love in the Mass Media.” It is on one of the first pages of the textbook. Based on my answers, I don’t know whether it’s so much that I have a high awareness of romantic stereotypes or if I am just cynical.

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