Media & Values (Issues 42-51)

Media and the Earth:
Challenging the Consumer Culture

Issue #51
Summer 1990

Exploring the Theme

STARTING POINT: Catch the Real Earth Day Fever

Where Does it Come From? Where Does it Go?

Envrionment News: No More Business as Usual

How We Connect with the Earth

CHILDREN: Finding Green Lessons in Fast Food

Reflection / Action

Brands R Us: How Advertising Works

MINORITIES: Ecological Reporters Awaken to Ethnicity


News for the '90s:
A Question of Values

Issue #50
Spring 1990

Exploring the Theme

STARTING POINT: Is the News Selling You Short?

Re-Touching Reality: Can Pictures Lie?

A Short History of News

Whatever Happened to the News?

The Birth of the Sound Bite

Can a Woman Deliver the News?

Study Debunks Myths About Newspaper Religion Beat

Reflection / Action

News: Balance Bias with Critical Questions

News: Beyond the Myth of Objectivity

CHILDREN: Parents Can Help Defuse Bad News


Gender in the Media / Part Two:
Redesigning Women

Issue #49
Winter 1990

Exploring the Theme

STARTING POINT: Discover the many faces of women in media.

Beauty...and the Beast of Advertising

Real Issues in a Reel World

Worlds Apart: Women, Men and Technology

Ads Pose Dilemma for Black Women

GLOBAL: War Against Media Sexism is Global

When Women Talk to Women, HerStory is Finally Told

No News Is Women's News

Reflection / Action

PASTORING: Eve's Legacy: Burden of Blame

How to Evaluate Media Images of Women

CHILDREN: Questions Help Challenge False Images

Sexist Advertisements: How to see through the soft sell

How to Conduct a Gender Survey of Your Local Newspaper


Gender in the Media / Part One:
Men, Myth and Media

Issue #48
Fall 1989

Exploring the Theme

STARTING POINT: Real Men Don’t Fall for Media Myths

Home, Home on the Remote: Why Do Men Control "the Clicker"?

Dads Through the Decades: Thirty Years of TV Fathers

Gendered Technology

YOUTH: Media Models Say Muscles Make Men

CHILDREN: Helping Children Challenge Male Stereotypes

Images of Men in Advertising

Study Shows White Male Experts Dominate News

Reflection / Action

How do Media Images of Men Affect Our Lives?

PASTORING: What Gender is God?

Boys Toys: What Does Technology Cost?


Media and Money:
How the Bottom Line Affects What We See and Hear

Issue #47
Summer 1989

Exploring the Theme

STARTING POINT: From Wall Street to Your Street

The Culture of Capitalism

The Empire Strikes: Mergers in the Media World

When I Grow Up: Children and the Work-World of Television

Reflection / Action

CHILDREN: Economic Lessons for Young Viewers

Get Down to Business News

CHILDREN: Just Say ‘No’ To Garfield

Can TV Characters Pay Their Bills?


The Birds, the Bees.and Broadcasting:
What Media Teach Our Kids about Sex

Issue #46
Spring 1989

Exploring the Theme

STARTING POINT: Turning the tables on TV sex

Sex on TV: Do All Kids See the Same Show?

Sex and Consequences: Reflections of a TV Writer

Who's in the Dollhouse? Research reveals surprising role models

Reflection / Action

Tuning in to TV Sex: How to Use Media to Dialogue with your Children

Pastoring: Healthy Sexual Ethic Starts With Adults

MINORITIES: Hollywood Sour on Interracial Romance


Coming of Age:
Media and the Mature Audience

Issue #45
Winter 1989

Exploring the Theme

STARTING POINT: It's not the same old story.

Lifeline or Leisure?

Video Visits Help Families Say 'I Love You'

Studies Analyze Elderly Use of Television

Producer's Lament: Bottom Line Still Tops

How does Hollywood Handle Ageism?

Going for the Gold: The Golden Girls are a Hit!

Attacking Ageism in Advertising

TVs Dark Vision Can Be Frightening to Elders

Reflection / Action

How to Watch Television with Your Grandchildren

CHILDREN: Media Help Fill Grandparent Gap

PASTORING: Senior Productions Raise Self-Esteem

ADVOCACY: TV Still Sidesteps Real Life Struggles

FAMILY: Oral Histories Harvest Family Heritage


Image or Issues?

Issue #44
Summer/Fall 1988

Exploring the Theme

STARTING POINT: Whatever Happened to Potholders?

One Journalist's View: Informed Voters Must Reach Beyond Images

Power Politics: Reporting the Real Issues

Democracy Requires Access to Media Alternatives

Tony Schwartz: The Man Who Invented Political Spots

Press Conferences: Linking People With Their President

Reflection / Action

CHILDREN: TV Tool Teaches Election Basics

YOUTH: Training Creates Media Wise Voters

PASTORING: Faith Can Counter Campaign Cynicism

MINORITIES: TV Images Reflect Changing America

FAMILY: Questions to Analyze Political Media

How to Decode Political Images

Bill Moyers on Political Ads

The Selling of the President: 1984


Ethnic Diversity:
Challenging the Media

Issue #43
Spring 1988

Exploring the Theme

STARTING POINT: We all come from somewhere

Covering Conflict: How the News Media Handles Ethnic Controversy

A Century of Abuse: Ethnic Images on Screen

Does TV Shape Ethnic Images?

Reflection / Action

Hollywood’s Arab: Still Stuck in the Desert

PASTORING: Stereotypes Back? It's No Joke

FAMILY: 'Tossed Salad' Culture Honors Diversity


Home Video:
The Revolution is Choice

Issue #42
Winter 1988

Exploring the Theme

STARTING POINT: It was bound to happen.

Video is Here to Stay

Undercutting “Slashers”: Evaluating Video Violence

China's Challenge: Modernize, not Westernize

Reflection / Action

The VCR: Questions for Family Reflection