For my second source of research, I assessed the report, “The High Cost of Hollywood’s Gender Bias”, published by the non-profit organization American Association of University Women. In this article, Renee Davidson, the digital communications manager for AAUW’s online content, focuses on how and why women are pigeonholed in the entertainment industry. Hollywood is seen … More Research #2: Renee Davidson on the Success of Film Studios
At the 2010 Oscars, Kathryn Bigelow took home two awards, one for her achievement in Directing and the other for Best Film. Bigelow made history that night, making her the first and only woman to ever take home the award for Best Director. In my last blog post, I discussed my research thus far … More Our Savior, Kathryn Bigelow
My first piece of research is an editorial article titled, “The Women of Hollywood Speak Out” written by Maureen Dowd from the New York Times. In the article, Dowd interviews many successful women who work as directors, producers, and writers in the entertainment industry, as well as some men. Dowd explores why there is a lack … More Research #1: Maureen Dowd on Female Underrepresentation in Hollywood
This week I was interested in seeing if the news article, “Trump’s unproven claims of widespread voter fraud trip up White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer”, written by the well-known news organization, the Los Angeles Times, could pass the SMELL test. I began by assessing the credibility of the source. This article was written by … More Can the Los Angeles Times pass the SMELL test?
On January 14, 2016, I participated in a twenty four hour technology blackout, disconnecting from any device used for information and communication. Every morning after waking up, I usually spend ten to fifteen minutes visiting all my social media applications, such as Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. However, waking up on Saturday morning, I stared at … More Technology Blackout