Media isn’t just movies and newspapers and TV shows, it’s also a part of society that involves a lot of money. And all that money has implications for the media that gets created. Media is created by people -- a range of people, making a range of decisions, and earning a range of different paychecks to do it. Those decisions matter and understanding how money affects those decisions is an essential component of media literacy.
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“The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception” by Theodor Adorno https://web.stanford.edu/dept/DLCL/files/pdf/adorno_culture_industry.pdf
“If It’s Hard to Read, It’s Hard to Do: Processing Fluency Affects Effort Prediction and Motivation” Psychological Science https://dornsife.usc.edu/assets/sites/780/docs/08_ps_song___schwarz_effort.pdf
“A Recipe for Motivation: Easy to Read, Easy to Do” Scientific American https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-recipe-for-motivation/
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