Episodes

Episode 29: The Digital Divide in Philadelphia

Episode 29: The Digital Divide in Philadelphia

  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?...

Episode 28: Media and Sustainability

Episode 28: Media and Sustainability

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. Guests:  ...

Episode 27: Book Publishing in New Media World

Episode 27: Book Publishing in New Media World

  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...

Episode 26: Superbowl Commercials

Episode 26: Superbowl Commercials

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...

Episode 25: Fake News

Episode 25: Fake News

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...

Episode 24: Trends in Children’s Media

Episode 24: Trends in Children’s Media

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...

Episode 23: Trends in Youth Media

Episode 23: Trends in Youth Media

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...

Episode 22: The National Media Literacy Movement

Episode 22: The National Media Literacy Movement

https://vimeo.com/161659144 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;...

Episode 20: Comic Book Movies

Episode 20: Comic Book Movies

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,...

Episode 19: Representations of the “Other”

Episode 19: Representations of the “Other”

https://vimeo.com/155431221 In the world today, media plays an enormous role in constructing our view of what is “normal” or “typical”. What we read, see on the news, or hear on the radio is incorporated into our lives, unknowingly. With stories today covering race...

Episode 18: PhillyCam

Episode 18: PhillyCam

https://vimeo.com/148099121 In our lives we connect with lots of “publics”-- public parks, public schools, public libraries, and something called Public Access. Public Access is basically community cable television. It started decades ago when cable first got its...

Episode 17: Memes and the Phenomenon of Viral Videos

Episode 17: Memes and the Phenomenon of Viral Videos

https://vimeo.com/148153891 A meme is an instantly recognizable, visual image, shared by Internet users - fast. These memes started out as organic videos that got shared with others, and if it got you on America's Funniest Home Videos, even better. But now, the stakes...

Episode 16: Use of Digital Content in Classrooms

Episode 16: Use of Digital Content in Classrooms

  Trends in media aren’t just happening in our living rooms and on our mobile devices, they’re happening in classrooms too. Across the country, educators are responding to the pervasive nature of media in their student’s lives, by incorporating more media in...

Episode 15: Fan Fiction

Episode 15: Fan Fiction

https://vimeo.com/126918127 Creating fan fiction is the ultimate homage to a story or characters that have had an effect on you. And this art form is growing. If you’re not creating fan fiction yourself, you might think these uber-fans are odd folks, sitting in their...