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One Year On: A Report  ☆

When The Media Show had been in production for about a year, AfterEd TV's managers asked me to write up a summary of the past year. This was what I wrote, covering production, publicity, and distribution. Note that our take on YouTube and deviantArt has changed in the year since. Look at the episodes before …

Posted 102 months ago by

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Lesson Resources – Snopes Before You Send 

Just two resources for this video -- snopes.com and factcheck.org. We can't recommend them highly enough! Established in 1995, Snopes is run by Barbara and David Mikkelson, two folklorists and web developers who keep the site focused not only on Internet hoaxes, forwards, and rumors, but also urban legends. Factcheck.org is run by the Annenberg …

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Viral video: Which communities work? 

In the fall of 2009, Abby, Gus, and social networking intern Lindsay sat down to discuss outreach. We decided to follow a "watch where you are" strategy, trying to reach viewers where they were already viewing, sharing, critiquing, and remaking videos with their friends. But which communities would best support the kind of interaction we …

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Before and After: Snopes  ☆

There were a few videos we shot more than once. For instance, we made two versions of the Snopes Before You Send episode. We improvised the first version, without a script. It turned out ok, but we thought it was an important enough message that we decided to do it again, with a better script …

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Viral video: Things you could send Aunt Mabel 

Some Media Show episodes, like the Online Predators, Jingles All The Way, and Secondary Sexual Characteristics episodes, are pretty edgy. Edgy videos might get sent around among people who like that kind of thing, but the really successful viral videos are the ones which can be accepted by a general audience -- the ones you …

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Snopes Before You Send (Again) (HI DEF) – Media Show 

HD Version of "Snopes Before You Send (Again)" Have you been checking your sources before you pass on those emails about immigration and social security? Or that "gay Jesus" movie which is supposedly coming out? We revisit our earlier episode on checking your facts. Click the yellow SUBSCRIBE button above to hear about new …

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Snopes Before You Send (Again) – PSAs – The Media Show 

Have you been checking your sources before you pass on those emails about immigration and social security? Or that "gay Jesus" movie which is supposedly coming out? We revisit our earlier episode on checking your facts. Click the yellow SUBSCRIBE button above to hear about new episodes. And join our Facebook group for weekly …

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