Modal close

Hi there,

You trust Democracy Now! to bring you the news stories and global headlines you won't find anywhere else. But did you know that Democracy Now! never accepts money from advertisers, corporate underwriters or governments? This allows us to maintain the editorial independence you rely on—but it also means we need your help. Right now a generous supporter will DOUBLE every donation to Democracy Now!, meaning your gift can go twice as far. Please do your part. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else. Thank you so much!
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

Democracy Now! Introduces College Students to Media Issues

Teach Democracy Now!October 11, 2007
Default content image

¨I use Democracy Now! fairly regularly now in the classroom. I teach philosophy at California State University, San Bernardino—about 70 miles east of Los Angeles. 40% of my students are first-generation college students. Many of them know very little about the media; in an intro to philosophy class 80-90% of them have not heard of PBS. I will show clips from Democracy Now! to illustrate points about what is occurring in the world, and I will have them listen to/watch Democracy Now! along with Fox News and some one of the ´big 3´ nightly news broadcasts so that they may see the differences between the three. I talk about Darfur in every intro class, and the students want to know why they haven’t heard about it. This presents an opportunity to talk about the influence of corporations in media and in our everyday lives, as well as other issues that lead to such poor news reporting in the United States. You’re doing a great thing for the United States and the world in producing Democracy Now!”

-Matt Davidson, Professor of Philosophy, California State University, San Bernadino

Related Story

Video squareStoryNov 29, 2019David Byrne on His Broadway Show “American Utopia,” Talking Heads, Reasons to Be Cheerful & More
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop