Purpose, Practices, and Claims
Film and Television as Course Material
In my courses, video content such as film and television are an integral part of the teaching and learning process. These in-class viewings in addition to provided articles and lecture notes supplement the traditional textbook. The paragraphs below explain the importance of video content in classes. In the years I have been teaching philosophy, religious…
Fake News, Satire, and User-Generated Content
Matters of concern for today’s news consumer.
The Ethical News Consumer
In today’s world tremendous responsibility falls upon the news consumer.
Criticism of democracy dates back about 2500 years to two of the greatest thinkers in the history of philosophy.
The Mass Media
Individuals and organizations using electronic and print platforms to convey information and messages to mass numbers of people.
Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before Risking Lives in a Snow Storm
The moral high ground places the value of human life above ego and appearance.
Check Your Sources: A Beginner’s Guide to Knowing What to Believe Online
I read a great meme on Facebook a couple years ago. “Google before you post” is the new “Think before you speak.” It is cute, funny, and true. We see a great deal of “news” on social media sites every day. Sometimes it is in the form of a link to an article on a…
As News Consumers Age, Newspapers Continue Death March
I was shocked earlier this week when someone told me about a 39-year-old person who reads the newspaper every morning. I’m 40, and I haven’t picked up a newspaper in … well, I can’t really remember. I tried to rationalize by imagining that this person must look at each article and say, “I saw that…
Community Newspapers in the Digital Age: A Survival Guide
Published in THE UP! MAGAZINE London, United Kingdom.