Media Resources

Watch and learn! Carefully selected media links will help bring key concepts and theories to life, preparing you for your studies and exams. 

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Audio Links

Video Links

  • Class Dismissed: This documentary examines class representations from American television's beginnings to today's sitcoms, reality shows, police dramas, and daytime talk shows.

  • Women's Stories, Movies and the Oscars This video examines the lack of women’s stories in highly-celebrated movies.

  • TED Talk: Social Media and the End of Gender: Media and advertising companies still use the same old demographics to understand audiences, but they're becoming increasingly harder to track online, says media researcher Johanna Blakley. As social media outgrows traditional media, and women users outnumber men, Blakley explains what changes are in store for the future of media.

  • The Smurfette Principle: This video examines the common appearance of a single female character among a largely male cast in TV shows, especially those aimed at young people.

  • That’s Gay: Homo-cidal Maniacs: Bryan Saafi examines the many portrayals of homosexuals in the media as violent killers.

  • The Daily Show, “Arrest Development: Caucasian Terrorists” Aasif Mandvi explains how the Boston Marathon bombers' ethnic background disrupts the story Americans have long been told about who the bad guys are and what they look like.

Web Resources