Mediacy
with Neil Andersen and Carol Arcus
Carol Arcus and Neil Andersen from the Association for Media Literacy gather each Monday evening to look at 21st Century culture and current events through a media literacy lens. From politics to popular culture, we guarantee that you won't leave an episode thinking quite the same way ever again.

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Neil, Carol, and guest Paul Levinson deconstruct the bizarre intersections of social media, popular culture, and politics on Capitol Hill during the week of January 4.

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Neil and Carol welcome back Julie Smith to discuss effective privacy strategies for parents and students, acknowledging that true critical media literacy is never negative, but instead develops confidence, enjoyment, and agency.

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Neil, Carol, and special guest Julie Nilsson Smith ask, ‘How is our privacy at risk?’ ‘How might WE be part of the problem?’ ‘What should we know?’ And ‘what might our media literacy do about it?’

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Might Joe Biden be a new character in the JFK/Camelot meta-narrative? Or is the national story Man of la Mancha? Join Paul Levinson, Carol Arcus and Neil Anderson in this episode of Mediacy as they explore the new twists in the American national saga.

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In his inimitable droll style, Bill Smart (with Neil and Carol) explores dog films – the good, the ugly, and the excellent – and asks whether a dog feature film can ever reach the heights of film artistry.

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Neil and Carol – with the help of Paul Levinson – attempt to understand the Trump/Biden personas and the Pro-Trump rallies of the last week through the lens of McLuhan’s “hot” and “cool” media.

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Neil, Carol, and Paul Levinson explore how metanarratives have shaped politics in America, and speculate on whether Joe Biden can stem the Tide of Trumpism.

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On this night before the US Election, Neil and Carol welcome Paul Levinson back to dissect the American metanarrative. Will ‘Reality TV’ triumph? Or Biden’s ‘hero against all odds’?

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“Neil and Carol continue their conversation with three smart educators – Diana Maliszewski, Chelsea Attwell, and June Lee – about negotiating virtual and face-to-face learning spaces through media literacy education.”

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Diana Maliszewski, Chelsea Attwell, and June Lee chat with Neil and Carol about the stress of the ‘new normal’, and how media literacy might help us cope.

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Author

Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.