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You're Probably Not Using This Camera Function to Its Full Potential

It's easy to take a lot of camera functionality for granted. But only a few years ago, much of what we have today was on the wish lists of …

How to Fine Tune Your Exposures With Spot Metering

The metering systems of today’s digital cameras are light years beyond cameras of just 10 to 15 years ago. What this means is that in many …

Photography

Is Programming Really as Future Proof a Profession as People Think?

While the job market as a whole is troubled, in certain high tech fields, such as programming, labor demand is still quite high. But while times are …

Marc Andreessen

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook Home, Money, and the Future of Communication | WIRED

FACEBOOK<p>As caretaker of a service with a billion users, Mark Zuckerberg is used to sparking protest. Any time his company releases a new product, …

Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series)

Is Teaching Media Literacy Important?

The public Internet now houses over 630 million sites, a number that is growing each month. And each of those sites can have thousands or millions of …

A Media Literacy Community

#medialiteracy on Twitter, NAMLE, MakingCurriculum Pop, and Facebook seem to be pretty good places to discuss education and many other ideas. …

The Media Literacy Teacher

50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

Saving Kids from Sneaky Online Marketing

Illustration by Jim Paillot.<p>It’s oh so easy to overlook what’s happening online—and if librarians, educators, and parents don’t notice it, why on …

MediaSmarts Mom to offer advice for families in today’s digital world | MediaSmarts

<b>Ottawa (April 3, 2013)</b> - Canadian parents who are worried about managing their children’s media world now have help as MediaSmarts unveils a new blog …

Want Better Journalism? Be a Smarter Media Consumer

We’re going to have plenty of media and journalism in coming years and decades. I take this for granted. But will we have enough information and journalism that we can trust?<p>We can, and I hope we will. But we’ll have to rethink our relationship with media. In the supply and demand system that …

What is Media Literacy?

According to the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), <b>media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create …

Media Literacy

When Literacy Goes Digital

The anticipation is killing me, as David Cooper Moore and myself are moving into last-minute countdown mode for the release of our new book, …

Media Literacy

Douglas Gentile is trying to manipulate children. As he stands alongside his partner, Peter Komendowski, in front of a classroom full of wide-eyed St. Joseph School students, he uses gimmick after entertaining gimmick in an effort to change the way these learners think about advertising.

Douglas Gentile is trying to manipulate children. As he stands alongside his partner, Peter Komendowski, in front of a classroom full of wide-eyed …

Journalism

Teaching youth about marketing and consumerism focus of Media Literacy Week 2013

OTTAWA, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) are pleased to announce that marketing and consumerism will be …

Santigold Critiques America To a Danceable Beat

America’s house is burning down, literally and metaphorically, in the new music video for Santigold’s new single, “The Keepers.” The Philly-bred dance-pop-punk singer-songwriter is seated at a 1950’s suburban dinner table, the only black face (though platinum-tressed) except for a maid, who serves …

Bon Iver

Does Social Media Have A Return On Investment?

Do “likes” and retweets add up to sales? Who knows? And who really cares? We’re in the I Love Lucy era of social-media marketing, a golden age of unaccountability.<p><b>THIS YEAR, AUDI RAN</b> the first-ever Super Bowl commercial to feature a Twitter hashtag. Did you miss that watershed moment? Don’t feel …

27 Leading Characters In Hollywood’s Big Digital Play

In 2012, for the first time, Americans watched more movies via the Internet (through Netflix, Amazon, and Apple’s iTunes Store) than they did buying and renting physical DVDs. Apps like Angry Birds have become as profitable (on a cost-to-revenue ratio) as blockbuster franchises like <i>The Dark …

'BioShock Infinite' Review - Part Two: A Closer Look At Gameplay And Storytelling (PC)

<i>BioShock Infinite has received widespread critical praise, but does the game’s gameplay and storytelling hold up to scrutiny?</i><p><b>[Spoilers spoilers everywhere...]</b><p>There’s been an interesting backlash to the heaps of critical praise <i>BioShock Infinite</i> has received—including my own <i>very positive review</i>. I …

Gigaom | The new economics of media: If you want free content, there’s an almost infinite supply

Advertisement<p>Writer Nate Thayer set off the media equivalent of a fragmentation grenade on Tuesday, with a lament about the state of freelance …

Warren Spector says gaming can only borrow and steal so much from other narrative media

In a far-ranging talk bursting beyond its 25-minute running time, newly unemployed game designer Warren Spector discussed the "role, forms, problems, and potential" of narrative in games, beginning with a simple question: "What can we learn from other narrative media?"<p>First, Spector asked the …

Prepare for the First Postmodern Miniseries: Steven Soderbergh's 'The Sot-Weed Factor'

Steven Soderbergh has given new meaning to the term "active retirement." Ever since he announced his plans to bow out of moviemaking, he has …