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IIn the summer of 1970, a 34-year-old Welsh artist with a shock of prematurely white hair and a thick, moustache-less goatee was asked by the Times to draw political cartoons during the general election campaign. Idealistic and mistrustful of authority, Ralph Steadman saw little that was likeable or even distinguishable in the Conservative Party’s Edward Heath and Labour’s Harold Wilson. But he had four children to support from a recently ended marriage and needed a steady income, so he accepted the assignment – and got on with causing offence. Steadman’s first cartoon for the newspaper, featuring the diminutive Mr Weath and Mr Hilson, as he named them, along with the Liberal Party leader, Jeremy Thorpe, was titled Happiness Is a Small Politician. The then Times editor, William Rees-Mogg, worried that the drawings were inflammatory, but others on the paper liked Steadman’s strange, savage style. Dear Ralph . . . The yellow pill made Steadman feel weird and brave. “Ralph, we must flee!” NewStatesman - Russell Brand on revolution NewStatesman - Russell Brand on revolution
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1 hr ago | The Age The making of an unlikely radical Hated by progressives for his role in Gough Whitlam's dismissal and his ultra-conservative foreign policies when Liberal PM, Malcolm Fraser today believes Australia should cut all military ties to the US. Trending on the Topix Network 5 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald Australian banks profit from NZ After years of sub-par growth in New Zealand, signs of economic recovery in what has been dubbed the ''rock star economy'' bode well for Australia's big banks. 10 hrs ago | The Age Rowdy Australian sparks plane hijack fear A drunk passenger has caused the closure of Bali's airport when a Virgin Australia pilot reported a hijacking attempt. 14 hrs ago | Canada.com Drunken passenger arrested in Bali after hijack scare on flight from Australia RACE PACKAGE PICKUP IS LOCATED AT BC PLACE STADIUM'S EAST ENTRANCE Individual race package pickup is at BC Place Stadium for three days only. 18 hrs ago | Iol.co.za Search for MH370 'may last for years' Sunherald.com Topix - Australia News Topix - Australia News
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Public Broadcasting Station, Colorado Public Television (cpt12.org), have courageously thrust themselves at the forefront of our nation’s public service media network. CPT12 recently aired this powerful and controversial film as a featured premium during their Summer fundraising campaign. The PBS national website then posted the re-broadcast which quickly became one of their “Most Watched” as well as “Most Shared” programs on PBS. Over 1700 architects & engineers are leading the way at AE911TRUTH, with dozens of additional professionals joining them in this documentary to put their careers on the line in their demand for a new independent investigation. High-rise architects, structural engineers, scientists, physicists, chemists, scholars, educators, firefighters, forensic fire engineers, demolition experts and others have put together a ground-breaking scientific assessment of the events at the World Trade Center. Source Leave Comments Comments 9/11 Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out 9/11 Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out
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edutopia edutopia The Academy Awards are just around the corner, and there are a number of nominated films that can be great teaching tools for educators this year. With the abundance of media messages in our society, it's important to ensure students are media literate. The Oscars provide a great opportunity to use the year's best films to teach students about media and film literacy. Not to mention, films can also be an engaging teaching tool for piquing interest in a variety of subjects and issues. In this compilation, you'll find classroom resources from around the web that cover many of this year's nominated films, as well as general resources for using film as a teaching tool. First, we'll start with an Edutopia classic, acclaimed director Martin Scorsese discussing the importance of visual literacy and the power of film as a teaching tool. Film Lesson Plans and Interactive Activities: Into Film is a U.K. 8 More Film and Media Literacy Resources for Teachers
edutopia I'll admit I'm a bit biased here since I'm a filmmaker by trade, but I truly believe the process of planning and making videos can offer tremendous learning opportunities for students of almost any age. Not only is the idea of telling stories with video really engaging for many kids, filmmaking is ripe with opportunities to connect to almost every academic subject area. As the technology to shoot and edit films becomes more ubiquitous, where is a teacher with no experience in video production to begin? I've shared some resources below to help you and your students get started on making blockbusters of your own. Video Playlist: Student Filmmaking 101 Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. 10 Tips for Beginner Filmmakers (10:37) Young filmmaker Simon Cade's channel, DSLRGuide, is one of the most popular for filmmaking tutorials. More Resources on Student Filmmaking edutopia
Nothing Beats the Real Thing! Resource Downloads. Persuasive Language For teachers wishing to assist students to prepare for the NAPLAN writing task. This resource includes a classroom-ready writing task, complete with marking criteria modelled on the NAPLAN rubric. Rabbit-proof Fence An examination of sources to assist students assess the representation of history in films, reflect on opinions about the Stolen Generations and explore copyright. Copyright & Digital Citizenship To develop students’ understanding of good digital citizenship, copyright and the impact of content piracy. Making Movies Making Movies is a free online resource for secondary school students that provides a comprehensive insight into how films are made and the people who make them. Print Units What kind of Australia do you want? Students respond to questions about the type of creative world they want to live in. Is it all my own work? Help students tell what’s legal and what’s not in creating their own work and navigating the digital world. How do laws change? Nothing Beats the Real Thing! Resource Downloads.
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Projekt K zamyšlení vznikl v důsledku dlouhodobé frustrace z negativních společenských aspektů naší společnosti a z absence podobného mediálního prostoru, který by se snažil něco s těmito skutečnostmi dělat. Stále se domnívám, že něco třeba dělat je. Nejenom naše společnost se nachází v jakési postmoderně, která se vyznačuje apatií, netolerancí, intelektuální polarizací, emoční hysterií, informačním chaosem, etickým relativismem, mediálním marasmem a separací politiky od občanů. Čím více jsem přemýšlel nad naší demokracií, společností a životním stylem, tím více jsem cítil potřebu začít se k těmto podnětům nějak vyjadřovat. Realizace probíhala v podstatě spontánně. Takto tedy vzniklo K zamyšlení, projekt, který vytváří prostor pro zamýšlení se nad problémy. A co máme v plánu do budoucna? David Lacko, šéfredaktor K zamyšlení O projektu K zamyšlení - K zamyšlení O projektu K zamyšlení - K zamyšlení
How statistics are twisted to obscure public understanding | Aeon Ideas Mark Twain attributed to Benjamin Disraeli the famous remark: ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.’ In every industry, from education to healthcare to travel, the generation of quantitative data is considered important to maintain quality through competition. Yet statistics rarely show what they seem. If you look at recent airline statistics, you’ll think that a far higher number of planes are arriving on schedule or early than ever before. It is open to question, however, whether flights operating on a buffered schedule arrive ‘on time’ in the sense that ordinary people use the term. This example of airlines twisting meaning – and, consequently, public perception – might be irritating, but it is by no means the only industry where semantic manipulation of statistics is found. But in recent years the competition among universities has become so intense that several have admitted to dishonestly manipulating the stats. How statistics are twisted to obscure public understanding | Aeon Ideas
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The introduction of parking charges on a Poldark filming site where 31 men died nearly 100 years ago in a mining disaster has been defended by the National Trust. Opponents say "public feeling is high" about the ticket machine at Levant Mine in Cornwall. The machine was wrenched out of the ground on 4 February but will be replaced on Thursday. The National Trust said the fees fund conservation and maintain the site. More on the Poldark mine parking fees, and other Cornwall news 'Poldark location' Scenes from the first series of Poldark were filmed at Levant Mine, and the National Trust said there had been a 50% increase in visitor numbers to 100,000 people a year since the drama was first broadcast in March 2015. "Public feeling against this new policy is running very high locally and, to prevent a repeat of unsightly and costly vandalism, I once again appeal to the National Trust to reconsider their parking policy and agree to grant an exemption for this location." Image copyright Ian Cooke Poldark's Levant Mine parking fees 'insensitive' Poldark's Levant Mine parking fees 'insensitive'
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Sites ressources en éducation à l'image et aux médias Chez nos amis francophonesDivers et généralistes- partager Sites ressources en éducation à l'image et aux médias • ACRIMED - action critique médias Observatoire critique des médias - Association-carrefour qui réunit des journalistes et salariés des médias, des chercheurs et universitaires, des acteurs du mouvement social et des "usagers" des médias. • AEEMA - Association Européenne pour l’Education aux Médias Audiovisuels. • AFECCAV - Association Fançaise des Enseignants et Chercheurs en Cinéma et Audiovisuel. • Analyse de séquences - par Patrick Le Goff. • APTE Audiovisuel Pour Tous en Education est : un mouvement d'éducation aux médias, ouvert à tous ; un réseau d'animateurs images/médias ; un organisme développant des dispositifs et des outils pédagogiques, des actions de formation et d'accompagnement. • Arrêt sur image Après avoir été chassée de la télévision l'émission de Daniel Schneidermann se poursuit sur internet. • CLEMI Créteil Sites pour l'éducation à l'image
Qu'est ce qu'une image ? Qu'est ce qu'une image ? • Les images mentales• Les images perceptives• Caractéristiques des différents types d'images• L'activité imageante• Image et langage• La question de l'analogie• Représenté et représentation• Analogons (diaporama)• Retouche de l'image • L'image entre art, langage et communication- partager Qu'est ce qu'une image ? Voilà une interrogation qui peut sembler saugrenue, tant elle semble évidente, mais qui en fait recouvre des domaines différents, dont il nous semble utile de comprendre ce qu'ils ont en commun et ce qui les différencie. On distinguera pour cela deux grandes familles d'images : La première concerne les images mentales (ou images psychiques), la seconde se rapporte aux images perceptives, qui contrairement aux premières sont produites par une vision "réelle". Chacune de ces familles pouvant être à son tour décomposée en deux parties. Les images mentales Les images perceptives • La vision naturelle C’est la source première de toute notre activité imageante. L'activité imageante
default Enfants du monde : commenter dix clichés Cette fiche pédagogique vous permet de travailler sur dix photographies sélectionnées dans la banque d'images de l'agence KEYSTONE. (Photo ci-dessus : Thaïlande 2015 KEYSTONE / XINHUA / LI Mangmang) Les 10 photos 2016 Les légendes des photos 2016 Compétences à travailler en Formation générale, MITIC (attentes fondamentales) Distinguer quelques différences entre deux images : Un coin images dans la classe L'image de l'enfant dans la presse écrite Raconter une histoire à partir d'une photo d'actualité Ernest et Célestine (film d'animation) Repérer quelques différences entre deux médias traitant du même sujet Un kiosque à l'école primaire Différencier une publicité d'une information La pub, c'est trop fort pour toi ? Voir les publicités sur la plateforme en ligne du PER (téléchargement aussi possible) Animaux en vedette Jouons aux logos ! Produire une réalisation médiatique au moyen des MITIC Communiquer avec un blog
Corporate Affairs | Virgin Media Careers Duration: 2 years Salary: £29K + £2K welcome bonus + amazing benefits Locations: Hammersmith Requirements: 2.1 or above in any discipline (achieved or expecting) Scheme Overview We’re not just proud of our reputation at Virgin Media, we’re absolutely passionate about it. On this two year scheme you’ll have the chance to tackle some fun and challenging work across our three main functions: Communications and Planning, Public & Regulatory Affairs, and Sustainability. Well, in Communications and Planning, we manage original high-quality internal and external programmes which support and deliver Virgin Media’s strategic priorities. You’ll need to bring a 2.1 degree, excellent written and spoken communication skills, and, above all, bags of passion for enhancing Virgin Media’s reputation. The good things that’ll happen As you make your way around our broad and experienced team, you’re sure to get a superb grounding in the workings of a modern Corporate Affairs team. Apply now
Virgin Media Business Sales | Virgin Media Careers Duration: 2 years Salary: £29K + £2K welcome bonus + commission + amazing benefits Locations: Hook, Birmingham or Manchester Requirements: 2.1 or above in any discipline (achieved or expecting) Scheme Overview Within Virgin Media Business we spot opportunities where others see complexity. We’re utterly passionate about our £13 billion network and the products that connect to it. Our MLE (Medium Large Enterprise) sales graduate scheme is designed to help you progress your business sales career through roles in account management across our different sectors which could include public sector, wholesale and enterprise market sectors. If you’re confident, articulate and driven, with a sharp, analytical mind, then this scheme could be tailor made for you. The good things that’ll happen By the time we’ve finished with you, you’ll have outstanding solutions sales skills and will be able to call yourself an out and out B2B boffin! Apply now Closing date for applications: 31st December 2016
Duration: 3 years Salary: £29K + £2K welcome bonus + amazing benefits Locations: Hook, Hammersmith, Bradford Requirements: 2.1 or above in any discipline (achieved or expecting) Scheme Overview They say money makes the world go around. Talking about the future, you could be a finance leader of tomorrow. It all happens over three years, across three one-year placements. You don’t have to have any finance experience – we’re looking for individuals not specific degrees. The good things that’ll happen Making your way across the organisation, you’ll be working in various locations around the country depending on your placement. What’s more, we’ll fully fund and support you to help you achieve your CIMA qualification. Applications for our 2017 Finance Graduate Scheme are now closed! Still want to know more? Meet one of our current Finance graduates, Laura! Finance | Virgin Media Careers
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