Author Archives: M.E. Luka

About M.E. Luka

Mary Elizabeth (“ME”) Luka is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Arts, Culture & Media (UTSC), and is cross-appointed to the Faculty of Information. Her scholarly research and teaching interests focus on production practices and creativity in cultural media production and more generally the creative and cultural industries, and the intriguing dynamics—and networks—generated at the intersection of the arts, broadcasting and digital production. In addition, ME is an award-winning producer and director for television and digital media as well as an experienced consultant in art, culture and media. @meluka01 |

Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture: Why Media is Not the Answer Written by Karen Sternheimer (2013) Book Review By: Lance Wade

Originally posted on mediaculturesocietydotcom:
Karen Sternheimer is an author of numerous books surrounding youth and particularly fears surrounding the effects of media on children. Sternheimer is an acclaimed associate professor in sociology at the University of Southern California. In her…

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Collaborate, Productive, Performative, Templated: Youth, Identity, and Breaking the Fourth Wall Online – by Shayla Thiel-Stern

Originally posted on Youth, Identity, and Breaking the Fourth Wall Online:
Article Review By: Lance Wade In Shayla Thiel-Stern’s article, she attempts to extrapolate information on how adolescents navigate social media and the theoretical changes it has made in their…

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Welcome to the class blog for MSVU’s GPRL6105(01/18): media, culture & society. This is a blended class involving distance participants as well as participants in the classroom.  Students activate class discussions through reflections shared on this blog, as well as … Continue reading

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