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This episode is set to air on Wednesday, April 26th at 12:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and Thursday, April 27th at 4:30 a.m.

The conversation about the digital divide continues in this episode of Media Inside Out. Is it a city’s responsibility to provide digital access? How are community services tackling the issue here in Philadelphia? This episode explores these questions and more with Philadelphians working to provide equal access opportunity in this city.

Read more on Episode 29: The Digital Divide in Philadelphia…

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This episode is set to air on Wednesday, April 19th at 12:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and Thursday, April 20th at 4:30 a.m. 

Media literacy and environmental education are often interconnected. In this episode of Media Inside Out, we explore how sustainability and environmental awareness is communicated through various mediums of media and what these conversations are about.

Read more on Episode 28: Media and Sustainability…

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So much has changed about the publishing industry since the advent of the internet and the Kindle–how do publishers keep up? What challenges are these new avenues presenting to traditional publishing companies and writers? And is the open press movement adding extra pressure to especially academic publishers? Sherri Hope Culver has a discussion on these topics with two guests who run publishing companies: Mary Rose Muccie, the Director of the Temple University Press, and Kristin Kiser of Running Press Books, both headquartered in Philadelphia.

Read more on Episode 27: Book Publishing in New Media World…

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Super Bowl commercials are often as entertaining and anticipated as the game itself. What do these commercials say about us, and how are they influencing us as viewers? Sherri Hope Culver takes a look at this phenomenon and the impact of the most powerful Super Bowl ads with Advertising Professor Joe Glennon and Alexandra Wittchen of the Brownstein Group.

Read more on Episode 26: Superbowl Commercials…

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With the proliferation of fake news stories throughout and since the election, the question arises, how do you figure out what’s true and what’s false? Larry Atkins, author of Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias, and Jeff Jubelirer, a corporate public relations specialist, join host Sherri Hope Culver to answer this question and more.

Read more on Episode 25: Fake News…

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The shows we watched as kids hold a special place in our hearts and nostalgia. But what are kids watching and loving today? What will hold that place of nostalgia for them in the future? On this episode of Media Inside Out we explore “Trends in Children’s Media”. Our guest, Meredith Halpern-Ranzer, is a leader in the field. She has held positions at Sprout and Sesame Workshop and gives us an insiders look at the industry.

Read more on Episode 24: Trends in Children’s Media…

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Media created by youth has become a growing industry. It’s a way for young people to learn about the world and explore their self-expression and artistic side. It’s also a way for them to engage with their communities and learn to become positive digital citizens. On this episode of Media Inside Out we are joined by Craig Santoro from WHYY Public TV and Teri Yago-Ryan from the Big Picture Alliance. Both organizations have been running youth media programs for years and are able to share their insights about the importance of youth media and current program highlights.

Read more on Episode 23: Trends in Youth Media…

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Ever wonder what goes into making a TV show or any media content? Have you considered the true meaning behind a news report or documentary? Perhaps you’ve analyzed the truth of a commercial message. These are all examples of media literacy; the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create using all forms of communication. Media literacy is about having the habits of mind and skills of inquiry to ask critical questions about our media use, such as Who made this content? Why was it made? Who was it made for? On this episode of Media Inside Out host Sherri Hope Culver speaks with Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, executive director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education about media literacy and its importance in our media-centric lives.

Read more on Episode 22: The National Media Literacy Movement…

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**This episode will air on Wednesday, March 9 @ 12:30pm, 8:30pm, and 4:30am on TUTV Comcast 50, Verizon Fios 45, and on

What is it about superheroes that make us memorized by their character? Is it because they are our savior when we are in troubled times? Comic books have come a long way. From being paper-thin dime store magazines to now glossy comic books, movies, television shows, and merchandise. The superheroes we all know and love today have given us all a sense of hope for society at times when we need it. They are incorporated to the characters we see on television today, which then transfers over to it being a multi-billion dollar industry. On this episode we discuss the comic book franchise and the influence it has on media platforms today.

Read more on Episode 20: Comic Book Movies…

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