Here’s a few ideas on how to use media to comment on important social issues. [THEME MUSIC] A few weeks ago, the YouTuber Sam Pepper uploaded a prank video where he pinched the butts of seemingly unsuspecting women in public. Many people, myself included, were upset by it. And then… Continue Reading How To Create Responsible Social Criticism | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

When you clicked on this video, your computer sent a message to a computer at YouTube that might be states or countries or continents away. It didn’t know how to get the message there, but it sent it anyway. The message probably arrived after about half a second and told… Continue Reading How the Internet Was Invented | The History of the Internet, Part 1

THE PUNISHMENT IS WELL. NBC’S BLAYNE ALEXANDER WELL. NBC’S BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS MORE. NBC’S BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS MORE.>>Reporter: FELICITY HAS MORE.>>Reporter: FELICITY HUFFMAN LEFT COURT>>Reporter: FELICITY HUFFMAN LEFT COURT FRIDAY FACING CAMERAS HUFFMAN LEFT COURT FRIDAY FACING CAMERAS AND A 14-DAY PRISON FRIDAY FACING CAMERAS AND A 14-DAY PRISON SENTENCE.… Continue Reading Felicity Huffman’s 14-Day Prison Sentence Sparks Debate | NBC Nightly News

>>Jon: WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW! (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS IS A GREAT NIGHT FOR US. WE’RE ALWAYS EXCITED ON THE SHOW TO FIND NEW TALENTED VOICES THAT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PROGRAM SO WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO WELCOME OUR NEWEST CONTRIBUTOR FROM SOUTH AFRICA, MR.… Continue Reading The Daily Show – Spot the Africa

Last week, we introduced Max Weber’s three dimensions of social stratification: economic class, social status, and power. But how do those three things actually interact, in the real world? What does social stratification look like in the here and now? Or, I guess I should say, what does stratification look… Continue Reading Social Stratification in the US: Crash Course Sociology #23

Today’s child is bewildered when he enters the 19th century envoirnment that still characterizes the educational establishment where information is scarce but ordered and structured by fragmented, classified patterns, subjects, and schedules.” -Marshall McLuhan 1967 “If these walls could talk.” “What would they say?” “If students learn what they do…”… Continue Reading A Vision of Students Today

About ten years ago in front of 5.019 million people according to the Nielsen ratings I had a panic attack on live television. I was doing a job that I’d done many times before which was filling in as the news reader on Good Morning America. The job basically entails… Continue Reading Dan Harris’ Panic Attack (and Discovery of Meditation)