.PDF DOWNLOADABLE PROPAGANDA NOTES (CLICK HERE) Propaganda Biased or misleading information used to promote or publicize a particular (political) cause or point of view. Bandwagon Most people have this or are doing this so you should too. EX: Buy two tickets to the annual Father and Daughter Dance, and join the hundreds of fathers who […]
On any given day we’re lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. from tedtalksdirector: Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and “hotspots” used by those trained to recognize deception — and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.
Watching “The Wizard of Oz” and “Star Wars” with his son and daughter made communications expert Colin Stokes wonder about the stories we celebrate. Thanks to a growing awareness of gender representation, the world is now safe for girls in armor – but is the hero journey we’ve gotten used to inherently limiting? This funny […]
Educational film to teach viewers about the dynamics of propaganda, made in the in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s. from weirdovideos: A teacher dissects the processes in which propaganda works to an eager student. In it are moments of classic hokum, but curiously it all rings true today. ~TVR
Edward Bernays, born in Vienna in 1891 and famously the nephew of Sigmund Freud, was perhaps the pioneer in the field of Public Relations, and highly influential in providing the framework for modern advertising. His work aimed to convince people to want things that they didn’t need, and in the process, link their unconscious desires […]
Teenage pop star Justin Bieber was arrested on Thursday for drag-racing a car while drunk and high in Miami, and the mainstream media went nuts. So nuts, in fact, that MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell interrupted former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), who was talking about National Security Agency Reforms, for the “breaking news out of Miami.” […]