Blog #4: Critically Evaluating Content

By now, we have discussed a number of key issues with media (mis)representations, and the assigned readings provide numerous examples of avenues for critical analysis.  Like it or not, there is practically an endless supply of more recent examples just waiting to be unpacked.  This is where you come in.

First, select a piece of online media content to focus on—it could be news, opinion, entertainment, advertising, or otherwise.  Then, write a brief, critical analysis of the text.  What ideologies underlie the text?  What stereotypes are reinforced or reinforced?  Are there other apparent problems?  What consequences does each of these have?  Be sure to link to (or better yet, embed) the content in your blog post so the rest of us can share in the fun

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