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The importance of media literacy in our media-driven culture

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Raychel Stewart September 4, 2018

The average American spends up to 12 hours each day interacting with media, according to eMarketer’s latest report. More time is spent watching TV and scrolling through social media than getting...

Dean Jay Kvapil will retire at the end of July

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Kenneth Berry July 7, 2015

Dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication, Jay Kvapil, announced Monday that he will retire at the end of July due to ongoing health issues. Kvapil served as Dean for the Mike...

Documentary focuses on the media’s minimal attention to third parties in politics

Antione Bowman May 7, 2015

“Left Out: Beyond the Two-Party Horse Race,” a documentary film featuring philosopher Noam Chomsky, former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and journalist Amy Goodman, will screen in CSUN’s Armer...

The effect of LGBT characters in our generation

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Aiyi Kang March 4, 2015

The popular Nickelodeon animated TV show “The Legend of Korra” helped fuel the debates of queer representation in children's media, because the season finale ended with a same-sex relationship....

Racist representations in the media needs to change

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Natanya Toomes October 15, 2014

Black and white, two hues usually set to depict opposites. From films to one’s own reality, these shades alone hold the power of how we view each other in society. In many films and TV shows,...

Taking a look at marijuana in the law and in the movies

Taking a look at marijuana in the law and in the movies
Jonathan Nelson April 17, 2014

Pot continues to be just as hot topic in Hollywood as it is on Capitol Hill. In the mid-1930s, marijuana began cropping up in films around the same time that the government was taking legislative steps...

CSUN students discuss issues surrounding piracy and copyright laws

CSUN students discuss issues surrounding piracy and copyright laws
Alysha Garrett-Byrd September 10, 2013

CSUN students give their opinions on piracy and current copyright laws in light of the FBI's project with the Cinema, Television and Arts department where together they created public service announcements...

Sexism in the media: Actress Kristen Stewart gained more scrutiny for affair with director Rupert Sanders

Jacqueline Kalisch September 18, 2012

Another Hollywood cheating massacre occurred over this summer, leaving two couples with broken hearts and a million Twilight fans crying their wet n’ wild eyeliner out. On July 24,...

CSUN students honored with Rosebud awards at CSU Media Arts Festival

Katie Donahue December 6, 2010

Eight CSUN students took home honors at the annual California State University (CSU) Media Arts Festival in early November. The festival, which took place at CSU Fullerton Nov. 6, recognizes the...

Helping and not helping: Meghan McCain and the media

Mandi Gosling September 13, 2010

Helping: Meghan McCain With the release of her book “Dirty Sexy Politics” this week, author and columnist Meghan McCain is a moderate breath of fresh air in an increasingly partisan political climate. McCain...

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