Improving the viewing public’s media literacy was host Sherri Hope Culver’s mission when she first had the idea for Media Inside Out. What is it, anyway? Ever wonder what goes into making a TV show or any media content? Have you considered the true meaning behind a news report, documentary or an advertisement? The ability to access, analyze, and evaluate media content gives you media literacy. But why is it important?
Media Inside Out is a television talk show that explores the media we love to watch, listen to, read and play with an analytical and critical approach. Topics have included a discussion of diversity in commercials; the influence of news editing; and the shift in audience role from consumer to author. Media Inside Out approaches media with an appreciation for its potential as entertainment, and even as an educational tool, but balances that with an understanding of its impact and influence. Each episode digs deep into a specific media theme or media property. The series is produced and hosted by Sherri Hope Culver, director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University. Program segments and information are conveyed in an entertaining, playful manner. The show explores, reveals, clarifies, and ultimately helps the audience appreciate the power of the media in their lives and their relationship with that media.Media Inside Out promotes creative and intellectual dialogue, while encouraging viewers to analyze their own media habits.