Category Archive: Deconstructing Media Texts

Blue Cross Blue Shield PSA: Helping or Shaming?

Last month, Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota released a series of PSAs (public service announcements) about people making healthier eating and lifestyle choices, specifically focusing on the deeply contested and tense issue of obesity. Last week, Inhabitots,… Continue reading

The Need to Educate the Rich Kids of Instagram

There is a new Tumblr page that has been getting quite a bit of attention in the last few weeks. It’s got an unoriginal, yet strangely catchy title that would cause almost anyone to click… Continue reading

Visual & Written Story #2: The Stories of Girls

The Stories of Girls    Growing up, we are told stories. Dozens of stories, perhaps hundreds of stories. Stories about love, about hope, about happiness. About funny and fantastical characters, places, and situations… Continue reading

Is #notcool cool?

The other day a friend tweeted me with a link to a new blog, with a hash-tagged title of #notcool. What’s the deal? This is description provided: SEE IT, SNAP IT, SHARE IT! See… Continue reading