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Media Literacy in the Age of Ferguson

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"Don't Be A Sheep" presentation at the NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies) Conference. Presented on November 18th, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Classroom materials here: http://tiny.cc/NCSS

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Media Literacy in the Age of Ferguson

  1. 1. Don’t be a SHEEP: Media in the Age of #Ferguson SPIRO BOLOS New Trier High School boloss@nths.net
  2. 2. July 17: Eric Garner is killed (NYC). August 9: Michael Brown is killed. August 16: State of Emergency (Ferguson) November 25: Michael Brown verdict December 3: Eric Garner verdict
  3. 3. Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 11:51 am
  4. 4. Florissant Avenue and Canfield Drive
  5. 5. Canfield Drive
  6. 6. Canfield Drive
  7. 7. Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 12:02 pm
  8. 8. Tiffany Mitchell
  9. 9. Huy Mach, STL Post-Dispatch Lesley McSpadden: Saturday afternoon, August 9th, 2014
  10. 10. David Carson, STL Post-Dispatch Saturday evening, August 9th, 2014
  11. 11. #blacklivesmatter STL/ Ferguson/ NYC
  12. 12. #vonderritmyers
  13. 13. MEDIA LITERACY “Nothing can be so deceiving as a photograph.” — Kafka
  14. 14. #ayotzinapa
  15. 15. All media messages are constructed. Principle #1
  16. 16. WHO CREATED THIS MESSAGE ?
  17. 17. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  18. 18. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  19. 19. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  20. 20. All media messages are representations of reality and contain embedded values and points of view. Principle #2
  21. 21. WHAT POINT-OF-VIEW IS REPRESENTED AND WHAT HAS BEEN LEFT OUT ?
  22. 22. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  23. 23. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  24. 24. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  25. 25. Each media message has different characteristics and strengths and a unique language of construction. Principle #3
  26. 26. WHAT TECHNIQUES ARE USED TO ATTRACT MY ATTENTION ?
  27. 27. Individuals interpret media messages and create their own meaning based on personal experience. Principle #4
  28. 28. HOW MIGHT DIFFERENT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THIS MESSAGE DIFFERENTLY ?
  29. 29. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  30. 30. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  31. 31. Media messages are produced for particular purposes. Principle #5
  32. 32. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS MESSAGE ?
  33. 33. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  34. 34. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  35. 35. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  36. 36. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  37. 37. #icantbreathe #ericgarner #michaelbrown
  38. 38. #michaelbrown
  39. 39. #ericgarner
  40. 40. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  41. 41. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  42. 42. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  43. 43. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch
  44. 44. (CWE) #ericgarner die-in
  45. 45. David Carson, STL Post-Dispatch
  46. 46. December 4th, 2014 #lakeshoredrive Huffington Post
  47. 47. August 8th and 9th, 2017 #michaelbrown memorial
  48. 48. David Carson, STL Post-Dispatch
  49. 49. http://tiny.cc/NCSS

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