What the Media?!!?

What the Media?!!?

What the Media?!!?

CATEGORY: Education
The average American consumes 11 hours a day of electronic mass media! Learning to analyze media messages regardless of who sends them is a 21st century survival skill (in Missouri they're considering adding it to the school curriculum). What the Media ?!!? will explore topics like "How to spot a bot" and "why memes work". We speak with local Media Literacy professors and authors as our experts in addition to the anchors and reporters in our newsroom. A good comparison is a food critic - they look at how the food is prepared, who the chef is, how the food is presented, the texture etc. We will do the same for Media!
  1. August 09, 2022
    11 min
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    Tweet & Retweet: The ongoing thread over ownership of Twitter
    $44B at stake in Elon Musk's bid to buy Twitter.  The on-again, off-again deal is being played out in court and on the social media platform itself.  KMOX Virtual Consumer Editor and Media Literacy expert Julie…
  2. February 08, 2022
    22 min
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    We're all digital targets
    Digital analytics give media companies a direct lens into the behaviors of everyone who logs on.  Audacy-St. Louis General Sales Manager Rob Kramer tells KMOX's Megan Lynch and Media Literacy Author Julie Smith…
  3. December 15, 2021
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    Media Minute - How to Talk about Misinformation
    You saw what Uncle Joe posted this year on social media. Now you have to see him at the holidays. Do you confront him about misinformation?  Author Julie Smith has some advice.
  4. December 14, 2021
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    Media Minute - Debt Collectors
    That DM could be from a debt collector.  Author Julie Smith tells you what to look for.
  5. December 01, 2021
    1 min
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    Media Minute - News Aggregators
    You have many content curators to choose from.  Do they really help you get the best rundown of the day's news?
  6. November 30, 2021
    1 min
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    Media Minute - Podcast Revenue
    Find out why advertisers turned to podcasts during the pandemic to spread their messages.
  7. November 24, 2021
    1 min
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    Media Minute - Podcast Accuracy
    A preliminary study suggests not all information presented in political podcasts is accurate.
  8. November 22, 2021
    24 min
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    "What the Media?!!?" - The Conservative End of the Radio Dial
    After two decades in TV news, Marc Cox is now a successful conservative radio host. Why this “baby of the Reagan revolution” left journalism, what he loves about talk radio and why he tells his listeners – don’…
  9. November 02, 2021
    1 min
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    Media Minute - Schools & Social Media
    In the fall of 2021 schools were hit with viral stunts -- ones that spurred students to vandalize bathrooms and steal from classrooms.  Megan Lynch talks with on St. Louis area administrator about the challenge…
  10. October 28, 2021
    3 min
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    Media Literacy Week 2021 - Bill Targets Algorithms
    KMOX Virtual Consumer Editor Megan Lynch and Media Literacy expert Julie Smith talk about whether new regulations on social media would help eliminate misinformation.
  11. October 28, 2021
    3 min
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    Media Literacy Week 2021 - Call to Action
    KMOX Radio Virtual Consumer Editor Megan Lynch sits down with author and Media Literacy expert Julie Smith to ask whether we have a responsibility to call out questionable content in the media.
  12. October 28, 2021
    4 min
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    Media Literacy Week 2021 - Be Cautious of Content
    Anyone can be a content creator in this digital age, but that means consumers have to be more cautious about messages than ever.  Megan Lynch and Julie Smith discuss.
  13. October 28, 2021
    3 min
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    Media Literacy Week 2021 - Anyone can be a Content Creator
    Everyone has a voice and now that we have unlimited access to apps and online platforms in the digital realm, we can express ourselves in new ways.  KMOX Virtual Consumer Editor Megan Lynch and author, instruct…
  14. October 27, 2021
    3 min
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    Media Literacy Week 2021 - Can Social Media be Nicer?
    KMOX Virtual Consumer Editor Megan Lynch and Media Literacy expert Julie Smith look at the business model for social media platforms and ask whether more controls should be in place to manage content.
  15. October 27, 2021
    3 min
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    Media Literacy Week 2021 - Evaluating the Media We Use
    Media Literacy expert and author Julie Smith reminds us if we're using an app or website for free "we're not the customer, we're the product being sold.
  16. October 26, 2021
    3 min
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    Media Literacy Week 2021 - Questions to Ask About Media
    No one wants to be left out, so that drives many people to spend hours on various forms of media.  KMOX's Megan Lynch and author Julie Smith talk about the questions we need to ask to be smarter consumers of me…
  17. October 26, 2021
    2 min
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    Media Literacy Week 2021 - Impact of Media Use
    Studies show use of media impacts us cognitively, affects our belief system, and can influence our attitudes.  KMOX's Megan Lynch and author Julie Smith continue their discussion of Media Literacy Week.
  18. October 26, 2021
    3 min
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    Media Literacy Week 2021 - The Information Glut
    "What the Media?!!?" podcast hosts Megan Lynch of KMOX and Media Literacy expert and author Julie Smith continue their discussion of access to information.  They talk about the pros and cons of the flow of info…
  19. October 26, 2021
    3 min
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    Media Literacy Week 2021 - Access to Information
    "What the Media?!!?" podcast hosts Megan Lynch of KMOX and Media Literacy expert and author Julie Smith talk about the incredible access our society has to information in this digital age.

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