http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Ihs241zeg Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a storyteller from Nigeria, warns of the danger of telling a single story about Africa, or of Black people in Africa, and how stereotypes are so frequently reinforced. Transcript of Ted Talk.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKjCxEkXK4I Over time, social media is actually quite effective at debunking rumors.
Researcher Daniel C. Hallin: "Based on samples of network evening news broadcasts from each presidential election from 1968 through 1988, this article shows that the average sound bite declined from 43 to 9 seconds. This change is interpreted as part of a general shift in the style of television news toward a more mediated, journalist-centered... Continue Reading →