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Media Literacy in the Age of Ferguson

Media Literacy in the Age of Ferguson

"Don't Be A Sheep" presentation at the NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies) Conference. Presented on November 18th, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

Classroom materials available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14wvLBbPvM4yzvX5mD2q1HADXKut4xo-az2-0t5dPk5o/edit?usp=sharing

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Spiro Bolos

June 03, 2022
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  1. Don’t be a SHEEP: Media, Race and Policing in the

    Age of #Ferguson SOCIOLOGY IN ACTION
  2. 2014 July 17: Eric Garner is killed (NYC). August 9:

    Michael Brown is killed. August 16: State of Emergency (Ferguson) November 24: Michael Brown decision December 3: Eric Garner verdict
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  5. Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 11:51 am

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  9. Florissant Avenue and Canfield Drive

  10. Canfield Drive

  11. Canfield Drive

  12. Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 12:02 pm

  13. Tiffany Mitchell Canfield Drive, Saturday afternoon, August 9th, 2014

  14. Huy Mach, STL Post-Dispatch Lesley McSpadden: Saturday afternoon, August 9th,

    2014
  15. “This was wrong and it was cold-hearted. Cold-hearted….

  16. “You took my son away from me. You know hard

    it was for me to get him to stay in school to graduate? You know how many black men graduate? Not many!”
  17. David Carson, STL Post-Dispatch Canfield Drive, Saturday evening, August 9th,

    2014
  18. #Ferguson

  19. Alexandra Bell, The Counternarrative Series

  20. Alexandra Bell, The Counternarrative Series

  21. #Ferguson

  22. “I contend that the cry of ‘black power’ is, at

    bottom, a reaction to the reluctance of white power to make the kind of changes necessary to make justice a reality for the Negro. I think that we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard.”
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  24. David Carson, STL Post-Dispatch Building burned on Sunday, August 10th,

    2014
  25. Laurie Skrivan, STL Post-Dispatch Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

  26. Laurie Skrivan, STL Post-Dispatch “I wanted to come out and

    help bring this community back together. And with me being older, I wanted to set an example and inspire leadership to the youth…” – Anthony Clark
  27. Ariel Elliott, 6, of Ferguson: Thursday, August 14th, 2014

  28. Laurie Skrivan, STL Post-Dispatch Ariel Elliott, 6, of Ferguson: Thursday,

    August 14th, 2014
  29. Downtown St. Louis, MO: Saturday, October 11th, 2014

  30. David Carson, STL Post-Dispatch Downtown St. Louis, MO: Saturday, October

    11th, 2014
  31. Ferguson, MO: Saturday, October 11th, 2014

  32. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch Ferguson, MO: Saturday, October 11th, 2014

  33. Grand Jury Decision: Monday, November 24th, 2014

  34. Cristina Fletes-Boutté, STL Post-Dispatch Grand Jury Decision: Monday, November 24th,

    2014
  35. Department of Justice Report, March 4th, 2015

  36. East St. Louis, IL: Saturday, December 3rd, 2014

  37. #blacklivesmatter

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  44. MEDIA LITERACY “Nothing can be so deceiving as a photograph.”

    — Kafka
  45. EAGLETON COURTHOUSE #ayotzinapa

  46. #ayotzinapa

  47. #Ayotzinapa Protest : Mexico City, Mexico

  48. #Ayotzinapa Protest : Mexico City, Mexico

  49. All media messages are constructed. Principle #1

  50. WHO CREATED THIS MESSAGE ?

  51. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

  52. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

  53. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

  54. All media messages are representations of reality and contain embedded

    values and points of view. Principle #2
  55. WHAT POINT-OF-VIEW IS REPRESENTED AND WHAT HAS BEEN LEFT OUT

    ?
  56. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

  57. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

  58. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

  59. Each media message has different characteristics and strengths and a

    unique language of construction. Principle #3
  60. WHAT TECHNIQUES ARE USED TO ATTRACT MY ATTENTION ?

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  62. Individuals interpret media messages and create their own meaning based

    on personal experience. Principle #4
  63. HOW MIGHT DIFFERENT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THIS MESSAGE DIFFERENTLY ?

  64. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

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  66. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

  67. Media messages are produced for particular purposes. Principle #5

  68. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS MESSAGE ?

  69. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

  70. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

  71. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

  72. Christian Gooden

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  75. CLAYTON, MO #icantbreathe #ericgarner #michaelbrown

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  80. FERGUSON, MO #michaelbrown

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  87. EAGLETON COURTHOUSE #ericgarner

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  89. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

  90. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

  91. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

  92. Christian Gooden, STL Post-Dispatch

  93. CENTRAL WEST END (CWE) #ericgarner die-in

  94. David Carson, STL Post-Dispatch

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  96. December 4th, 2014 #lakeshoredrive Huffington Post

  97. August 8th and 9th, 2017 #michaelbrown memorial

  98. David Carson, STL Post-Dispatch

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  104. David Carson, STL Post-Dispatch

  105. Jared Soares, The New York Times

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