Media Literacy Project is bringing Sut Jhally to New Mexico for a week of exciting events. Jhally is professor of communication at University of Massachusetts—Amherst and executive director of Media Education Foundation. He has published numerous books and articles about media, advertising, race, and more, written through a cultural studies lens. Read more »
By Divana Olivas -- I first became familiar with Alfonso Cuarón through his work with the Harry Potter series. As a dedicated ‘potterhead,” I watched all of the movies, along with multiple readings of the books. Cuarón’s work with Prizoner of Azkaban brought my second favorite book in the series to life, with my favorite being Goblet of Fire. Read more »
In their “Girlfriend” ad, Taco Bell represents its customers as people who are highly social and out in the world, hanging out at bars, concerts, food trucks, and parties. Featuring an attractive, heterosexual, white couple, the ad targets young white men in an urban environment by showing men always having fun with friends and a girlfriend.