Quoterday – Television: The Entertainment Medium

What I am claiming here is not that television is entertaining but that it has made entertainment itself the natural format for the representation of all experience. -Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death People often implore us to critically consider the values and arguments of media content along with the credibility of creators.  But how often … Continue reading Quoterday – Television: The Entertainment Medium

Quoterday – The Curse of Commercials

Commercials have the advantage of vivid visual symbols through which we may easily learn the lessons being taught.  Among those lessons are that short and simple messages are preferable to long and complex ones; that drama is to be preferred over exposition; that being sold solutions is better than being confronted with questions about problems. … Continue reading Quoterday – The Curse of Commercials