Although many people are indignant that Wall Street banksters haven’t been imprisoned, locking them up may not do any good; information travels millions of times faster now than it did not that long ago; and no matter how vehemently President Obama declares life to be unalienable, his deathly acts prove otherwise. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
Sexual Orientation of Russian Soldiers to Be Checked by Tattoos
The Defense Ministry’s central administration on work with military personnel has developed a technical guide that urges leaders of military units involved in work with the troops to check the sexual orientation of conscripts and contract soldiers entering the military, a news report said Thursday.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Was A Trekkie
Since the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 21, it’s a good time to remember how television can play a critical role in challenging and changing public opinion.
Learning From MOOCs
Educators create online courses for the same reasons that they became teachers to begin with: to educate students, broaden their awareness of the world and thereby improve the students’ lives.