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Using Marshall McLuhan’s famous statement “The medium is the message” as a starting point, research to find information on two other key thinkers of the media culture. Summarise and comment on one major aspect of their thought.

Suggested key thinkers include Marshall McLuhan, Neil Postman, S. Hall, Roland Barthes, C.S. Peirce, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Donna Haraway, Ferdinand Saussure, Gilles Deleuze, M. Foucault or you may choose other relevant authors related to the field.

 

GEORGE GERBNER

You know, who tells the stories of a culture really governs human behaviour,” he said. ‘It used to be the parent, the school, the church, the community. Now it’s a handful of global conglomerates that have nothing to tell, but a great deal to sell.

WEB LINKS:

Atlantic Online on George Gerbner [Accessed: 04.12.2010]

Reclaiming our Cultural Mythology – George Gerbner [Accessed 11.12.2010]

Correspondence 14/03/1960 – 04/10/1977 [Accessed 11.12.2010]

About George Gerbner [Accessed 11.12.2010]

Global Media Mayhem – Global Media Journal [Accessed 11.12.2010]

WIKI LINKS:

George Gerbner [Accessed: 11.12.2010]

Mean World Syndrome [Accessed: 11.12.2010]

Cultivation Theory [Accessed: 11.12.2010]

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Using Marshall McLuhan’s famous statement “The medium is the message” as a starting point, research to find information on two other key thinkers of the media culture. Summarise and comment on one major aspect of their thought.

Suggested key thinkers include Marshall McLuhan, Neil Postman, S. Hall, Roland Barthes, C.S. Peirce, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Donna Haraway, Ferdinand Saussure, Gilles Deleuze, M. Foucault or you may choose other relevant authors related to the field.

NEIL POSTMAN

The whole problem with news on television comes down to this: all the words uttered in an hour of news coverage could be printed on a page of a newspaper. And the world cannot be understood in one page.

The above topic is for a Media Communication module assignment. Please feel free to suggest any relevant links, video, audio or any information pertaining to the topic. Your help is greatly appreciated!

This is a separate entry for Neil Postman resources and material.

WEB LINKS:

Neil Postman on Marshall McLuhan [Accessed 05.12.2010]

Neil Postman Online [Accessed 05.12.2010]

Zimmerman on Postman’s Death [Accessed 05.12.2010]

Informing Ourselves to the Death [Accesses 06.12.2010]

WIKI LINKS:

Neil Postman [Accessed 03.12.2010]

VIDEO LINKS:

[Accessed: 28.11.2010]

[Accessed: 10.12.2010]

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