Waiting for “Superman” is a 2010 documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim, who also directed An Inconvenient Truth. The film looks at the failures of the American public education system through the stories of students and their families who strive for better educational opportunities. The film received the Audience Award for… More
READ: The latest Real to Reel newsletter from Hollywood, Health & Society includes articles on why so many abortion clinics have closed their doors, how prisons contribute to HIV and other epidemics, and how chronic stress is related to high blood pressure in African American communities.
For media researchers, there is a general feeling that movies and tv shows have an impact on all our lives, but it seems like an impossible thing to measure. In this research study the Lear Center sought to understand which variables influence someone’s likelihood of watching a particular film or… More
READ Lear Center Managing Director and Director of Research Johanna Blakley‘s terrific, encouraging article on MEDIUM about how nonprofits are keeping people engaged in the process of solving intractable global problems. The article is inspired by Blakley’s 2016 frank Conference talk.
READ: The latest Real to Reel newsletter from Hollywood, Health & Society includes topics on the perfect storm of the Zika virus, drug addiction and a record HIV outbreak in a mid-western town, and a dazzling UK diamond heist by a crew of “geezers.”
The latest Real to Reel newsletter from Hollywood, Health & Society includes topics on the controversial border birth-center industry, how America’s elderly are hanging on by a financial thread, and the clash between generations in Miami’s gay community.
The latest Real to Reel newsletter from Hollywood, Health & Society offers a riveting story about Exxon’s lead role in climate change denial over the last two decades, a photo gallery of people living in flooded areas around the world, surveys on Texas women forced to end their own pregnancies… More
Lear Center Senior Fellow David Bollier is co-editor of Patterns of Commoning, a new book of more than fifty original essays which survey some of the most notable, inspiring commons around the world, from alternative currencies and open design and manufacturing, to centuries-old community forests and co-learning commons. COMMONING What accounts… More
Johanna Blakley wrote this piece for Viterbi Magazine about the gender gap in STEM education and just where young women and minorities can turn to find role models in media for a rewarding life in science, technology, engineering or math. Read how new television shows might have a fresh answer.
The IJPC Journal is an online peer-reviewed academic journal designed to expand on the mission of the Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture Project. Through research and publication, IJPC examine conflicting images of journalists in every aspect of popular culture, from film, television, radio, fiction, commercials, cartoons and comic books to… More