The Media Mask: Questioning Authenticity
During the 1920s when mass media truly began to permeate daily life there were a number of people who were critical of the technology saying it discounted reality. This criticism seems anachronistic even quaint in a modern world where mass media are an omnipresent part of life. Yet something rings true today as it did decades ago that media technology has corrupted what it is to experience life. Is it time to reintroduce this debate into the classroom? Let’s meet and discuss the idea.
Keywords: Authenticity, Mass Media, University Teaching
Prof. Thomas Nelson
Associate Professor, School of Communications, Elon University