Streaming Videos on, and for, Media Literacy Education

(from Frank W Baker, with many thanks.)

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(see also Commercialism)
The Beginnings of Advertising (3:32)
Jazz Age Soap Sex Cigarettes and prohibition (5:45)
Hard Times Hard Sell Be Afraid in the 30s (3:12)
Soap, Sex & Cigarettes: A Cultural History of Advertising (Intro) (6:09)
Consuming Kids (5:23)
Killing Us Softly 3 Advertising's Image of Women (34:00)
Advertising & The End of the World
Hunting For Cool
(Merchants of Cool)(8:23)
Merchants of Cool (entire program)
The Persuaders
6 segments
Life Skills 101: Media Wise (15:00) Advertising - What psychological tricks do they use? (3:49)
Advertising & the End of the World (5:35)
No Logo: Brands, Globalization & Resistance (3:03)
Slim Hopes: Advertising & the Obsession With Thinness (5:10)
The seductive power of television advertising (3:19)
Girls take on advertising
Captive Audience: Advertising Invades the Classroom (4:36)
Analyzing Women in Advertising
Buy Me That (2:22)
Buy Now Pay Later
The Impact of TV Advertising on Kids' Diets
Creating An Advertising Campaign (3:53)
Identities for Sale: the phenomenon of teen branding
Cell Phone (:45)
Teaching Media: Analysing an Advert (UK) (13:56)
Super Bowl Ads
Ways of Seeing (Advertising) Part 1 of 4
Alcohol Ads Deadly Persuasion:The Advertising ofAlcohol & Tobacco
Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies & Alcohol
Ad-Libbing It (22:03) Deadly Persuasion: The Advertising of Alcohol & Tobacco
Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies & Alcohol
Eye See You (9:00)
Big Media OutFOXed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (1:55)
Jeff Chester on big media conglomerates
Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power Moyers on America
"The Net at Risk" (3:28)
Big Media Hall of Shame (4:50)
Media in the 21st Century (4:59)
The Corporation selected clips
Rich Media, Poor Democracy (5:27)
Big Media - Shine A Light (1:08)
Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power (5:45)
The Power of the Media (Part 1)
Media Manipulation: New Game for Big Business
Critical Focus: How Media Ownership Affects Content
Body Image Slim Hopes:Advertising & the Obsession with Thinness
Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity (7:02)
What A Girl Wants
Body Image: Prescribing Beauty Get Real (10:00)
Slim Hopes: Advertising & the Obsession With Thinness
Wet Dreams & False Images (2:09)
Sex. Lies & Photoshop
Body Image for Boys
Body Image- The Quest for Perfection
Career Education Careers for the 21st Century: Media and the Arts Occupations
Carreras para el siglo 21: Ocupaciones en arte y medios de comunicaciĆ³n
Assignment Discovery: Episode 165: Careers in Television
Discovering Art:
Careers In Film
More Than A Job--Broadcast Journalism (9:40)
Film, TV, and Media Today
Commercialism (see also Advertising) Consuming Kids
Captive Audience
Story of Stuff (21:16)
Naomi Klein - No Logo (1of4) (10:08)
Captive Audience: Advertising Invades the Classroom (4:36)
The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need (3:28)
Why We Buy What We Buy
Hidden Motives Part 1 -The Quest for Cool (7:45)
Digital Manipulation of Images Seeing Is No Longer Believing - "Changing" History (1:30)
Wet Dreams & False Images (2:09)
Digital Manipulation of Images (Media Matters, 6:31)
Evolution (Dove, 1:15)
The Hotness Is Pasted On (5:38)
Sex. Lies & Photoshop
Documentary Know TV
Moviemaking and Integrating Curriculum (08:08)
Discovering the Arts: Careers in Film
Making Grimm Movies: (various clips)
FLIGHT: Anatomy of a Shot (1:31)
Discovering the Short Part I
AFI (various)
Using Film As a Jumping Off Point to Encourage Student Writing (15:00)
Lights Camera Education (AFI)
Filmmaking in the Classroom (36:00)
Reading Film: The Story of Movies (5:00)
Storyboarding (Brief explanation)
American Cinema: Film Language
**Martin Scorsese: Teaching Visual Literacy**
Film Industry
The Vocabulary of Film & TV
Music for Movies (3:20)
Gender Issues Playing Unfair: The Media Image of the Female Athlete (4:45)
What a Girl Wants (5:51)
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (6:16)
Off the Straight & Narrow: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals & TV (6:48)
Wrestling With Manhood: Boys, Bullying & Battering (4:54)
Packaging Girlhood with Sharon Lamb Ed. D
Critical Focus: Gender and Sexuality in the Media
Talking Gender
Health (see also Alcohol, Body Image, Tobacco) Skills for Healthy Living: Analyzing Media Influences (27:35) Advertising, The Media and Your Health (3:39)
Information Literacy DISCOVER Information Literacy (8:03) Information Literacy: The Perils of Online Research (2:17)
Journalism News News War (4 programs)
Local News
What is News? (2:58)
Illusions of news (1:12)
The Ideal Newspaper (1:53)
Ted Koppel on the Information Overload
The World of TV News
The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News (5:32)
What is news (2:58)
Media Moments
Dan Gillmor on citizen journalism
Media Hype: When News Coverage Goes Too Far
News Writing
Democracy in America (#10 The Media: Inside Story)
If You Can't Beat 'Em,Blog 'em (2:20)
Feeding the Beast: An Inside Look at the News Media
Hot Off the Press: Inside a Daily Newspaper
TV News: Writing and Editing the Story
Newspaper Industry
Magazines Photoshop: The Perfect Lie(4:29) Sex. Lies & Photoshop
Marshall McLuhan Marshall McLuhan on YouTube (2:15)
Norman Mailer and Marshall McLuhan Debating 1968
Marshall McLuhan (1:38)
McLuhan's Wake
Media (general) Media Interrupted: The Dissection of Media in American Culture (3:50)
**Massaging the Message: Truth, the Media and You** (4:58)
Media Literacy Media. Deconstructed.(:32) Living Smart #407: Media Literacy (27 min) Discovering Language Arts: Viewing (K-2; 3-5; 6-8) Media Literacy, Education & Choice (6:45)
The Future of Media Literacy Part 1 - (15:01)
Differentiated instruction- media literacy (6:21)
Media Literacy: Creating Media
Media Smarts (7:22)
Promoting Health Through Media Education (3:22)
Truth or Consequences:The Search forCredibility in an Age of Spin
Intl. Media Literacy Research Forum 2008
Teaching media literacy: asking questions Media Literacy At Home(3:22)
Media Literacy, Education & Choice
Assignment Media Literacy: Level 1: Elementary Level 2: Middle School
Level 3: High School
Analyze This: Message In The Media (7:31)
Understanding media literacy
Video Introduction to media literacy (3:46)
What is media literacy?
Media literacy is like reading literacy
Critical ThinkingAbout Media Literacy (21:00)
Media Literacy for Media Reform: Turning Apathy into Activism
Media Literacy in cyberspace
Media literacy: who needs it?
Tuning In To Media
Lights, Camera, Language Arts (10:27)
Video Technology and iMovie Productions (04:17)
You be the producer Teaching Media: Media Production in the Classroom (UK) (14:04)
Creating media can help us become media literate
Media Violence The Killing Screens: Media & the Culture of Violence (5:59)
Beyond Good & Evil: Children, Media & Violent Times (6:17)
Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity (7:02)
Watching TV (4:49)
Mind Over Media: Helping Kids Get the Message (2:24)
TV Violence and You
Music Hip Hop; Beyond Beats and Rhythms
Money for Nothing
Dreamworlds 2: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video
Dreamworlds 3: Sex, Desire & Power in Music Video
Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhythms
Frontline: The Way the Music Died
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (4:52)
Dreamworlds 2: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video (5:55)
Money For Nothing: Behind the Business of Pop Music (5:51)
**Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture**
New Media New Media Exemplar Library Overview
Parody Spaghetti Harvest SpaghettiTreeHarvest
Photography (see VISUAL LITERACY)
Politics/ political Advertising Political Advertising: Tactics & Campaign Ethics (26:00) Kathleen Hall Jamieson on Political Advertising
The 30 Sec. Candidate
Campaign Essentials (9 video segments)
Techniques of Persuasion (9 video segments)
Mass Media and Presidential Campaigns (2:25)
The Role of Television Advertising in Presidential Elections (1:10)
Media Persuasion Techniques in Presidential Ads (9:38) Behind a Presidential News Conference
Photographing the President (Bush)(5:04)
Television And Politics (1970) 59:19
The Living Room Candidate
Photojournalism and the American presidency
The Complexity of Photography
Historical Look At Campaign Commercials
Historic Campaign Ads
View Smart To Vote Smart
Disconnected: Politics, the Press, and the Public
Eisenhower Campaign Spots, 1952 Presidential Campaign
Eisenhower Campaign Spots, 1956 Presidential Campaign
Prescription Drug Advertising Frontline: Alternative Fix Big Bucks, Big Pharma Documentary (4:52)
Big Bucks, Big Pharma Extra: Drug Costs and PR (3:50)
Product Placement Behind The Screens: Hollywood goes Hypercommercial Behind the Screens (5:37) Product Displacement (2:52)
Propaganda Historical Propaganda - Japanese Internment WWII (9:28) War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us To Death 1. America in the 20th Century: World War I: The War in Europe
2. Archives of War: World War Two: The Leaders
3. Men of our Time: Hitler
Goebbels: Master of Propaganda
Persuasion, Propaganda, and Photography
Public Relations Toxic Sludge Is Good For You Toxic Sludge is Good for You - (1/5)
Radio (see also Music) The Secret Life of Machines: Radio (9:47)
Stereotypes (Gender/ Representation) Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies A People Representation & the Media: Featuring Stuart Hall (5:33) SexualStereotypes In The Media
Racial Stereotypes in the Media
Sexual and Racial Stereotypes in the Media
Sexual Stereotypes in Media: Superman and the Bride
Television History of Television - Part One (1957) 03:28 Archives of American TV (Interviews)
Broadcast Television
Television: The Enchanted Mirror (2:42)
Tobacco Deadly Persuasion:The Advertising ofAlcohol & Tobacco
Pack of Lies
Smoking: The Burning Truth (Smoking & Advertising)
Talking About Tobacco
(Tobacco & Advertising)
What About Tobacco
(Tobacco & Advertising)
Ad-Libbing It (22:03)
120000 Lives a Year (8:59)
Cigarette Ads - Banned in USA (9:58)
Documentary on Tobacco in Indian Movies (7:23)
Deadly Persuasion: The Advertising of Alcohol & Tobacco (7:18)
Crock Hunters (2:02)
Tobacco marketing (2:16)
Redefining Liberation (1:20)
Smoking Out the Truth: Teens and Tobacco
Smoke Screeners
Tobacco Parody & Counter advertising Slime & Anti-tobacco Magic Wand
History of Tobacco Advertisments
Too smart for Target Marketing
The Truth - Hypnosis TV Ad (:29)
The Truth - Shredder 2000 TV Ad (:29)
Super Bowl - American Legacy Foundation: Glass Freeze Pops (:29)
Visual Literacy Photoshop: The Perfect Lie (4:29)
Visual Literacy Across The Curriculum (3:46)
Consuming Images: The Public Mind- Intro (Postman/Ewan)(10:00)
Consuming Images 2: The Public Mind (10:00)
The power of images: Marketing as doublethink (Mark Crispin Miller) (5:15)
The Digital Manipulation of Images (6:30)
What is Visual Literacy
Consuming Images: Visual Literacy and Image Consumption (3:10)
The Photographers (National Geographic)
Language of Photography
Images in Media
Photography: Making Art and Recording Life
Photographic Storytelling
Truth or Fiction? Photography and Ethics
Ways of Seeing (BBC Berger series)
War & Media War Reporters Part 1 (8:43) First Television War:A Documentary Report Capturing Conflict (segment from IFC's Media Project)
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL | Buying the War | Excerpt | PBS
War Made Easy - TRAILER
War Spin: The Media and the Iraq War
Reporters at War: War, Lies, and Videotape
Critical Focus:Media & War
Writing & Media Writing for An Audience: Persuasion
Writing for the Media
News Writing
American Cinema:Writing & Thinking About Film