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NYU vs. The New School [25 Mar 2009|04:01pm]

legalize_murder
Hello All,
I'm currently a student at the Univ of Pittsburgh about to graduate with my B.A. in communication. I will be attending grad. school for my M.A. in Media Studies in the fall, however, I'm having a hard time deciding between two schools: NYU and The New School (both in NYC and both cost about the same).

1. NYU is of course, NY freaking U!!! I'm still elated that I even got in, however, I feel like their curriculum is a little more geared toward culture and social issues, and I'm not really interested in these types of things (regarding media, at least). However, the school has a great reputation and a large number of classes, and has two professors that I really like (Susan Murray and Ted Magder). I feel like the students and staff at NYU take Media Studies seriously, which is something I definitely appreciate.

2. The New School is a slightly lesser-known school (originally called The New School for Social Research), but it's M.A. program in Media Studies is the first one established in the U.S. and was co-founded by one of Marshall McLuhan's associates (I LOVE McLuhan, one of my fave. media theorists). It also combines theory with production, which is something I've been wanting to learn more about. It also has a larger variety of classes which are geared towards more specific topics than NYU offers. However, I've never heard of any of the faculty and many of them do not have PhDs. The New School also gave me a 15% renewable "scholarship" towards my tuition. Also, I've heard that a lot of the students at New School are "artsy" and "hip," which I'm not. It seems like a much less serious school, in a way.

I guess after writing that all down it seems like I'd rather go to The New School, but I'm still pulled towards NYU because of the name and reputation of the program.

Any advice? Is anyone familiar with either of these programs? Thanks in advance!
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Online Psychological Study on Interracial Dating and the Media - Need Online Participants! [24 Mar 2009|04:00pm]

briannaalyssa
Want a chance to win a $20 Visa gift card? Interested in the media and relationships? You are invited to participate in a study examining media portrayals of interracial romantic relationships. You are eligible to participate in this study if you identify as African-American or Caucasian, are over the age of 18, are a current resident of the United States, are able to read English, and have access to the Internet. The study involves filling out a survey that will take approximately 20 minutes of your time to complete.  This study has IRB approval from Claremont Graduate University. Please follow this link to learn more and participate in this exciting psychological study. http://eval.cgu.edu/sbos/rws4.pl?FORM=InterracialRelationshipsandMediaSurvey
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[08 Mar 2009|04:18pm]

mmmkatiecakes
 Support the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio by listening to 

http://www.blacksquirrelradio.com!

 

Send in your requests through IM: BSRKent

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[31 Jul 2007|12:36am]

igotahalo
Hello

My name is Ellie and I'm currently studying for a degree in Media & Cultural Studies, and I need some heeelp!

For the past year i've been a bit ill and had to miss some of the academic year. Determined not to have to repeat my second year, I have taken on the workload and been given extra time to finish it off. I'm down to my last couple of assignments, and have hit a huge inspiration-blocking wall!

questions i'm stuck onCollapse )

Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated,, if this isn't allowed here please delete as you see fit!
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Question [12 Nov 2006|03:43pm]

hanitious
I was wondering if anyone could help me with a question I need to answer for an essay (I'm unable to get to the library until Tuesday) could someone point out the difference between plot and story for me please?

Many thanks.
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Lead me in the right direction? [20 Sep 2006|11:37am]

antiquekiss
Hi,
I'm not sure if this is the right place for this but hey, it's worth a shot right? Maybe? Anyways, I'm currently in my last term of film school in Vancouver, BC and we are to produce, direct, and edit our own 10 minute movie. I'm interested on doing a documentary on the relation between violence in media and youth violence vs. a child's upbringing/nurture and youth violence. It is rather large subject for only 10 minutes, so I was wondering if you had any suggestions? tips? What would you focus on? Etc.

Thanks greatly!
Emma

x-posted to a few media communities.
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Death Survey... [25 Feb 2006|12:51pm]

wellyouknow
Hey all.

I'm trying to survey various people around the world concerning perceptions and views on death as it relates to general public media. The easiest way to do that is to go online. So, I've created a very short survey that I'd love any of you to fill out. It's completely anonymous, and as I mentioned real short.

The results will be used as part of my research for a religious studies project I'm working on. I am also going to try and select different forums on the web so as to avoid geographical biases as much as possible.

ANYWAY, filling out this survey would be MUCH appreciated!
GO!
---> http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB22533SKZ5FY

Thanks!
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[29 Jan 2006|08:49pm]

ihaveadream
Hello all.

I am looking for some advice. I am making several PhD applications, to study on a part-time, self-funded basis.

My research proposal is concerned with the representations of terrorism in news media, looking at all types of news (print, TV and radio).

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I would love to hear from any of you with comments and suggestions.

Steven

Cross posted to
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[17 Jan 2006|11:26pm]

girlziplocked
Here we go American Media Double Standard!

Exhibit A: Spoiled Idiot Missing in Aruba



Headline news for WEEKS.

Exhibit B: Female Journalist Held Hostage by Terrorists




Under the radar for a WEEK and will probably fade after they kill her.

Ok. I'm frankly disgusted by American attention spans and who should be fretted about and who shouldn't be in the media.
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Real Public Radio? [13 Jan 2006|05:34pm]

pedrofeo
http://www.rprn.org

What do you think?
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So much exciting news [02 Dec 2005|11:12am]

heroinefilms

We've had a lot of amazing things happen for us at Heroine Films this month. A lot of it do to support from this community and others. We've gathered support from a lot of different places but honestly, Livejournal has shown us the most amazing people.

So as for what's up: We have finally posted the interview that we did on the NC television show Second Cinema.  You can watch it in at www.heroinefilms.net/scinterview.html

There is an article coming out about us in this months upcoming issue of CURVE Magazine. I believe it comes out on the 15th if you'd like to check it out. Also, MTV's new LGBTQ channel LOGO has put together a package for us for advertising purposes (we'll be showing our trailer to the over 13 million homes LOGO already goes to) and they are interested in buying the finished film. As I said in the last update, we also got a large portion of our funding from the production company AMVF. 

Thank you so much to all of those who have supported us. It is all your continued letters, emails, comments, and donations that has made this possible. There is no way we can express how much it means to us.

                                                    xoxox, the gals at heroine films

www.heroinefilms.net

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Orality-literacy-cyberliteracy/electracy/tertiary orality [28 Nov 2005|02:19pm]

milady22
I'm looking for articles and books on the net described with categories such as cyberliteracy, electracy, secondary or tertiary orality or (if such exist) others derived from the basic Ong's orality/literacy opposition (or rather continuum).


I already know John December's paper on tertiary orality, Ulmer's "The Internet Invention", Gail E. Hawisher's "Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st Century Technologies" and Laura Gurak's "Cyberliteracy". I must admit I prefer articles because it's easier to get them on the net or through Sage that import the books to Poland and pay a lot of money:)

Help?
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[21 Nov 2005|05:30pm]
project_blog
Hello everyone!

I'm running a journal with a partner called Project Blog. We're trying to write a paper about the culture of blogging for a course we're taking at York University. The course we're taking is about the ethics of representing the Other, and we're interested in representing blogging because we feel it has the potential to do what our course is trying to teach us: to represent the Other more openly and from a decentralized place, and to engage with the problems associated with representation. With blogging's potential to allow feedback from others to be posted alongside the original material; with its emphasis on communities and community posting; and with its creation of a self-publishing space where the power of communicating information is put in the individual's hands, we feel that blogging is important for some of the issues surrounding mass media and the ethics of representation.

Basically, we're looking for people to contribute their opinions and ideas about the project, either here or on our blog. I'm going to post some interview questions we created to get people started. These questions are grouped into three categories: Questions for bloggers who maintain personal, anecdote-based blogs that don't particularly engage with politics and aren't affiliated with a news outlet; bloggers whose blogs are affiliated with a major news outlet; and bloggers who write political, news-based entries that resemble journalism but aren't affiliated with a news outlet.

If you want to post, you don't have to answer these questions. You could critique these questions, or add to them, or disregard them completely. But any opinions about this are welcome. Feel free to visit our site, also. Thanks!


Political/Newsy Blogger Not Affiliated With Publication

1. What do political bloggers provide that the mainstream media lacks, in terms of coverage of American/Canadian politics? Has your blog or blogging community ever helped expose a problem which otherwise might have gone unnoticed in the mainstream media?

2. Do you feel that your political commentary is more or less biased than other news sources?

3. If your blog does not allow comments, what influenced you to make that decision? If it does allow comments, then how do you engage with your commenters, i.e. how does what they say shape how you feel/write about certain issues, if at all?

4. What do you want the average person to get out of your blog? Is it meant to facilitate change, or to make people see the world differently?

5. Do you think blogging will ever overtake 'traditional' media?

6. We are also interviewing people who maintain personal journals for fun, and people who maintain blogs that are connected to a major media source. Can you identify with the other groups of bloggers we are interviewing, or do you feel that what you do is completely different from what they do? If so, how?

7. Do you have any questions for us? Ask as many as you like.


Blogger Affiliated With Publication

1. How much freedom do you feel you have in blogging for your publication? Does the publication ever influence your output, in terms of subject matter and/or how you address certain issues? Is there a certain line you can't cross?

2. If your blog does not allow comments, what influenced you to make that decision? If it does allow comments, then how do you engage with your commenters, i.e. how does what they say shape how you feel/write about certain issues, if at all?

3.What do you want the average person to get out of your blog? Is it meant to facilitate change, or to make people see the world differently?

4. How would you respond to people who feel that the practice of hiring bloggers for mainstream publications is an attempt to co-opt an alternative form of news expression?

5. Do you think blogging will ever overtake 'traditional' media?

6. We are also interviewing people who maintain personal journals for fun, and people who maintain independent political or newsy blogs that aren't connected to any particular media source. Can you identify with the other groups of bloggers we are interviewing, or do you feel that what you do is completely different from what they do? If so, how?

7. Do you have any questions for us? Ask as many as you like.


Personal Anecdotal Blogger

1. Describe your average blog entry. How is your personal blog 'themed', if at all?

2. Are you involved in any communities? If so, what attracts you to them? What do you get out of them/contribute to them?

3. If your blog does not allow comments, what influenced you to make that decision? If it does allow comments, then how do you engage with your commenters, i.e. how does what they say shape how you feel/write about certain issues, if at all?

4. What do you want the average person to get out of your blog? Is it meant to facilitate change, or to make people see the world differently?

5. Do you ever comment on current issues in your blog? Why or why not?

6. We are also interviewing people who maintain independent political or newsy blogs that aren't connected to any particular media source, and people who maintain blogs that are connected to a major media source. Can you identify with the other groups of bloggers we are interviewing, or do you feel that what you do is completely different from what they do? If so, how?

7. Do you have any questions for us? Ask as many as you like.
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[09 Nov 2005|09:38pm]

ex_aimaletdi15
Друзья!

16 ноября 2005 г. (среда) в Российском государственном социальном университете пройдет студенческая межвузовская научно-практическая конференция «Информационные ресурсы для эффективной научной деятельности студентов».

К участию приглашаются студенты, аспиранты и молодые ученые всех вузов России, интересующиеся проблемами развития студенческой науки. Планируется обсуждение широкого круга вопросов, связанных с развитием информационной культуры студенчества, активизацией их интеллектуального потенциала, расширением возможностей использования информационных ресурсов в научной работе.

Скачать информационное письмо в PDF и в DOC.
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Political Bias in the Media [29 Oct 2005|12:52am]

madetoheal00
I'm looking for any resources on Political Bias in the media; More specifically about the majority of the media is liberal and how it works to decrease Media credibility.

-Articles, opnion pieces
-Books
-News conference transcripts
-Incidents where this type of bias has been involved
-Your opinion on how you think it effects the media
-Documentaries/Movies
etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you :]
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good news [27 Oct 2005|01:15am]

heroinefilms

Because we have gotten support from this community in the past I thought I would share our most recent news...

 

We have gotten a LARGE portion of our funding!!...more details (and how YOU can help) at www.heroinefilms.net

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New Project [05 Oct 2005|07:09am]

realmwalker1
Hi, My name is Karen and I am an animation student at Westwood, but I am interested in digital media specifically internet content. I thought I would throw this out and see what other people thought of it and if there might be others who may have the same interest.

I am thinking of trying to develope a learning suite for children. The main delivery would be online but with possible outlets for print and cd/dvd. It would teach children basic skills in order to get them ready for school, including social skills, health issues, personal diversity and acceptance, etc...
My idea is to create content utillizing a recurring cast of characters, games and other interactive content that would be updated weekly. Think of it as something like a mix of Seasame Street & Mr. Rogers Neighborhood in 2D and online.

Would anyone be interested in contributing to or just talking about such a project?
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newbie [17 Jul 2005|08:05pm]

taloulah
hi everyone!

i'm new here. i'm looking for anyone that wants to add me as a friend/me add them?? i'm about to start my final year at uni studying media production and thought it might be helpful to find some media friends on my LJ! anyone interested??

just post here or add me and i'll add you back!
thanks!
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yo [22 Jun 2005|04:04pm]

skywalkerchick
[ mood | searching ]

I am gearing up to writing my thesis at the beginning of next year. I know i want to write it up on product placement in films, and i want it to be a qualitative study...but i am at a loss for a good theory to use. Now don't think i'm using this as a cop out or anything i am continuing my search for a decent theory, but if anyone has any suggestions i would not be above any advice...in any shape or form. Thanks.

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shoot to kill... [19 Jun 2005|02:16pm]

heroinefilms
Just wanted to stop by and share an open letter to our supporters. Thanks to all in the community who've helped, encouraged, etc.

As some of you read in burnandshiver 's journal, the Heroines are trying to restructure...


Here's the lofty version of things:


When I first moved to New York, I was struck with the realization that I had come home. I moved there to help an SVA fourth year rewrite her thesis script, do a rewrite on my own (the Gladdest Thing, then called Heroine) and to work for the Visibilities the Lesbian Magazine.Read more...Collapse )


Side note - Wish me luck! A Prod Co./Management Company just requested a copy of a script I wrote several years ago about Women's Soccer. What a hoot!


With all the love in the world (just shoot me),


xox Mel


www.heroinefilms.net



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