In a Violent Media World, YouTube is an Oasis

Tom Jacobs, The Power of Educational Innovation, Feb 21, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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I found this interesting. "Amateur creators are providing the kind of realistic depiction of violence—with an implicit anti-aggression message—that the mainstream media are not." Non-professional media are often called to account to the standards of 'quality' and 'accuracy' set by professional media, but too often the question is not asked about the quality and accuracy of what we currently consume through our televisions, newspapers, and even schools.

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