Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF), discusses what he refers to as the need to "bring the First Amendment into the 21st century" by employing greater levels of encryption to thwart government spies. Several high-profile journalists and media figures sit on the board of FPF, including journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, Pentagon papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, actor John Cusack, and, most recently, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The discussion includes topics such as why encryption matters, what tools journalists, whistleblowers, and others who value privacy should be using to protect their communications, and what FPF plans to do if it's ever targeted by the government for funneling money to entities such as Wikileaks.
Craig Maniglia is the vice president of Virginia's MVI Post Inc. He created award-winning sound tracks for Discovery Communications, LLC networks: Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Animal Planet and PBS. Maniglia earned CINE Golden Eagle and Telly awards and was honored as a Promax World Class Winner. In his role with MVI, Maniglia works closely with a number of network producers and executives to develop programs for broadcast, cable, and digital media.
The fear of public speaking is said to be even stronger than the fear of death. The good news is that public speaking is something that a person can learn-and excel at. This video features top speakers and public speaking coaches who share their superb advice on how to speak confidently in any situation. Topics include choosing your subject, preparation, rehearsal, dealing with nervousness, dress codes, keeping the audience's interest, timing, delivery style, building rapport, coping with mistakes, PowerPoint, and more. This is the definitive step-by-step guide to an inspired presentation!
In the new world of tweets, blogs, and citizen journalism, what is the outlook for true investigative reporting? This program highlights the ways investigative journalism is changing, particularly in the context of digital and online media. Social media and globalization have changed the ways reporters connect with their readers. What are the advantages and disadvantages of nearly instantaneous access to news as it unfolds? A panel of heavy hitters from the world of journalism weighs in on these and other issues, such as emerging financial models for (costly) investigative reporting as traditional news budgets shrink. Young reporters entering the field will be particularly encouraged by many of the exciting technologies and resources available for developing stories that are more in-depth, media-rich, and engaging. Investigative journalism is a fast-evolving field, and this program helps entry-level reporters as well as veterans to bear witness more effectively in the Internet era.
In al Qaeda's global jihad against the West, videos of smiling suicide bombers and insurgent ambushes have become as important as the attacks they glorify. This program illustrates in chilling detail how Islamic extremists use the power of the Internet and the network sound bite. From the markets of Baghdad, where brightly packaged jihadist DVDs are snapped up by young consumers, to the broadcast studios of Al Arabiya, where editors debate the merits and consequences of airing graphic violence, the program explores the inextricable links between media technology and terrorist agendas. One scene features training footage from the Global Islamic Media Front explaining how to use Windows Movie Maker to craft an effective video.
Are we really in control of our own thoughts? In this documentary, filmmaker Jason Brett Serle travels from the mall to the mountains to expose just how powerful the subliminal messages of advertising, politicians, and mass media really are. Arguing that "we don't perceive what's there, we change what we perceive, and we perceive what's not there," Serle simplifies complex neurological theories with the help of his young son, then explains how neuro-linguistic programming can help provide psychological independence.
This Robert Greenwald documentary, made during the George W. Bush Presidency, provides an in-depth look at Fox News. Showing extensive Fox News footage to illustrate and Roger Ailes' daily memos to reporters to illustrate its points, the film argues that Fox News pushes Republican talking points into the national consciousness, functioning as a propaganda organ. It takes us behind the scenes with interviews with former Fox reporters and employees.
With eye-opening footage, expert interviews, and many humorous anecdotes, this provocative program explores the alleged use of subliminal messages in advertising, music, film, politics, and the military. Documentarian Jeff Warrick leads viewers through the subconscious mind while examining the history, scientific validity, and potential effects of such techniques on society. From hidden sexual imagery in Disney cartoons and satanic messages in rock music to the now-discredited experiment where "Drink Coca-Cola" was flashed between frames at a cinema, Warrick challenges his audience to question whether subliminal programming is an urban legend, or if these manipulative tactics could actually alter human behavior.
Categorizing others is a part of human nature, and even as infants we divide the world into two groups-male and female-to help organize our reality. But when these stereotypes are used to make assumptions about a person's character and value, they become gender bias or outright sexism. This program illustrates some of the commercial, cultural, psychological, and sociological forces that have shaped sexual stereotypes in the media, such as demographic segmentation and the selling of gender, the myths of alluring femininity and rugged masculinity, Jungian personality archetypes, consensus reality, stereotype threat, the hegemonic forces of agenda-setting and mainstreaming, body image dysfunctions, and the theory of the male gaze.
The use of social media to promote business is one of the fastest-growing areas of marketing today. When used correctly, popular social media platforms offer the ability to connect-easily, affordably, and directly-with customers and prospects to build brand awareness and loyalty, improve customer service, and much more. How, then, should a company go about implementing social media as a part of its marketing mix? This program clearly and concisely explains how to get started with social media; make the most of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and Yelp; and develop and manage a comprehensive social media marketing strategy.
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"The focus of this presentation is on such topics as demographic assessment of the marketplace, marketing strategies to reach the multi-ethnic consumer, minority designer and entrepreneur involvement, and crossover merchandising"--Container.
A powerful film about advertising and inspiration. It reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time, people who've profoundly impacted our culture. Their work grabbed the attention of millions and truly moved them. The social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion.
America is a consumer culture, saturated with mass media images. Much of the physical, informational, and cultural space is for sale: billboards, TV, magazines, newspapers--even the backstop behind home plate--are places where ads offer products that promise to improve our lives. Advertising affects everyone, sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously, in ways both gross and subtle. This film explores the role of images from ads in contemporary life, the power of modern advertising, and the influence of advertising saturation on world view and self-image. A concise cultural psychoanalysis of our nation's principal inhabitants, Consumer Man and Consumer Woman.
Morgan Spurlock exposes Hollywood's "dirtiest little secret", the games they play to get advertisers' products strategically placed in movies and on television. Spurlock, uses his irreverent comedic style to infiltrate corporate boardrooms and ad agency pitch meetings to show how far they will go without our even knowing it.
As the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that a woman's primary value lay in her youth, beauty and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader, making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential. The film accumulates startling facts and statistics that leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.
"Communication scholar Sut Jhally applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape in this provocative new film about gender as a ritualized commercial performance. Uncovering a remarkable pattern of gender-specific poses, Jhally explores Goffman's central claim that the way the body is displayed in advertising communicates normative ideas about masculinity and femininity. The film looks beyond advertising as a medium that simply sells products, and beyond analyses of gender that focus on biological difference or issues of surface objectification and beauty, taking us into the two-tiered terrain of identity and power relations"--Container.
"This program covers the skills you need for writing and delivering effective presentations, whether you're speaking to a huge auditorium or within the confines of a business meeting or boardroom." Guide included.
Story of radio from 1906-1955 and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack.