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Don't Blame Media for Troubled Youths
You know how the media gets blamed for a lot of things? Making us fat, making us stupid, making us violent, and so on? Not so fast. USC professor Karen Sternheimer, author of the new book “Connecting Social Problems in Popular Culture,” says the sort of virtual violence in games like Grand Theft Auto, for instance, doesn’t really translate to real world crime, as most pundits have said for years. Nor are movies like “Juno” and TV shows like “Gossip Girl” to blame for the rise in unwed mothers. Here's her take.
eGuider: Daisy Whitney
Multimedia Reporter, Journalist, TV Week, New Media Minute
Daisy Whitney is a writer, producer, on-air correspondent, podcaster and expert in the new media business. She writes and reports for Beet.TV, NBC's KNTV, MediaPost, TVWeek’s NewsPro, Emmy Magazine and This Week in Media. As a senior content producer, she programs conferences for iMedia. She is also the host and creator of the New Media Minute, her own weekly news report on the business of online video that is produced in partnership with NATPE and carried on Beet.TV, the Huffington Post and ABCNews.com. Daisy also provides strategy consulting on online video. She is the author of the forthcoming novel THE MOCKINGBIRDS, to be published by Little Brown. Her Web site is daisywhitney.com.