Yet another excerpt from The Electric Blues.
Month: April 2018
How Rich, White People Ruined Music for the Rest of Us.
In her book How Fantasy Becomes Reality, Dr. Karen Dill-Shackleford brings up an interesting point about how the lyrical content of rap music shifted in the late 1980s. She implies that it was only when corporate executives and major record labels got involved in the rap music scene that the lyrical content changed to resemble …
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The Importance of Media Literacy in Our World of Information
Dr. Karen Dill-Shackleford's How Fantasy Becomes Reality says many important things about the power of mass media and how it affects us. Her primary message is that mass media is powerful, persuasive, and influential (Dill, 2009, pg 226). This is a message that I largely agree with, even if I disagree with some of the …
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Violence in Media vs. Violence in The Real
American mainstream news media is well-known for sensationalizing violence. This seems all too often to result in public panics, scrambling politicians, and intense regulation. Every decade or so sees the reemergence of several controversial public conversations like the gun-control dispute, drug enforcement debate, and possibly the most frequently seen, the media violence controversy. The White …