media concerns, issues & hot topics


THIS IS A LOOK AT VARIOUS CONCERNS, ISSUES AND HOT TOPICS ABOUT THE MEDIA.  THIS INCLUDES NEWS MEDIA AS WELL AS ENTERTAINMENT/SPORTS MEDIA

CENSORSHIP & CIVIL LIBERTIES

media content concerns & classifactions

  • CANADA BASED MEDIA CONTENT RATINGS
    • MOVING RATINGS (BY PROVINCIAL GOV'T)
    • VIDEO & COMPUTER GAME RATINGS (1994)
  • U.S. BASED MEDIA CONTENT RATINGS
  • U.K. BASED MEDIA CONTENT RATINGS 
    • BRITISH BOARD FILM CLASSIFICATIONS (BBFC)
    • PAN EUROPEAN GAME INFORMATION (PEGI)

MEDIA DEPICTIONS/REPRESENTATION OF DIVERSE PEOPLE

  • 5 COMMON ARAB STEREOTYPES IN FILM/TV (POSTED 2014).
  • CELLULOID CLOSET (1986) - BOOK EXPLORES ANTI-GAY STEREOTYPES IN AMERICAN FILMS AND TO A LESSER EXTENT TV SHOWS.  ALSO COVERS SOME FOREIGN & INDEPENDENT FILMS.  THE BOOK WAS ADAPTED INTO A DOCUMENTARY IN 1996 (WHICH MAINLY FOCUSES ON HOLLYWOOD FILMS).
  • DISCLOSURE (2020) FILM EXPLORES HOW HOLLYWOOD HAS DEPICTED TRANSGENDER PEOPLE.
  • ETHNIC NOTIONS (1987) - FILM EXPLORES ANTI-BLACK STEREOTYPES IN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE.

media ownership/consolidation

news media accuracy/facts

  • FAIR (CENTER-LEFT)

working in the media

  • CAPE - COALITION OF ASIANS/PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN ENTERTAINMENT.
  • THAT GAL...WHO WAS IN THAT THING - DOCUMENTARY (2015) INTERVIEWS SEVERAL FEMALE ACTORS AND THE CHALLENGES THEY FACE WORKING IN FILM/TV INDUSTRY. IS A SEQUEL TO 'THAT GUY..WHO WAS IN THAT THING' THAT FEATURES MEN TALKING ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THEY FACE WORKING IN THE FILM/TV INDUSTRY.