The Media Show!

Hi, Intern for The Media Show here! Just trying to get the word out about our video project, based out of Columbia Teachers College. We take all media as our subject, and let puppets do the talking. Here's an episode about fair use, digging into how you can and can't appropriate media. Hope you enjoy!

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-Lindsay, Media Show Intern

Lead me in the right direction?

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this but hey, it's worth a shot right? Maybe? Anyways, I'm currently in my last term of film school in Vancouver, BC and we are to produce, direct, and edit our own 10 minute movie. I'm interested on doing a documentary on the relation between violence in media and youth violence vs. a child's upbringing/nurture and youth violence. It is rather large subject for only 10 minutes, so I was wondering if you had any suggestions? tips? What would you focus on? Etc.

Thanks greatly!

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Corporate Spin takes new Twists

Where did that video spoofing Gore's film come from?

"Everyone knows Al Gore stars in the global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." But who created "Al Gore's Penguin Army," a two-minute video now playing on

In the video, Mr. Gore appears as a sinister figure who brainwashes penguins and bores movie audiences by blaming the Mideast crisis and starlet Lindsay Lohan's shrinking waist size on global warming. Like other videos on the popular YouTube site, it has a home-made, humorous quality. The video's maker is listed as "Toutsmith," a 29-year-old who identifies himself as being from Beverly Hills in an Internet profile.

In an email exchange with The Wall Street Journal, Toutsmith didn't answer when asked who he was or why he made the video, which has just over 59,000 views on YouTube. However, computer routing information contained in an email sent from Toutsmith's Yahoo account indicate it didn't come from an amateur working out of his basement.

Instead, the email originated from a computer registered to DCI Group, a Washington, D.C., public relations and lobbying firm whose clients include oil company Exxon Mobil Corp.

Censorship of The Bedford Diaries

An interesting site you've got here. You also might be interested in a review I just posted this morning, over at my blog Mere Words, about the WB's censorship of The Beford Diaries, the new drama series co-created by Tom Fontana and Julie Martin and executive-produced by Barry Levinson. Your comments are welcome. Enjoy.
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Russian newspaper is closed

The Russian newspaper " City Messages " (Volgograd) is closed because of
caricatures which have been printed.
(the inscription is translated: and in fact we did not learn them to it)

What do you think in this occasion?