Media Inside Out analyzes the distressing lack of women in film and the media, both as the characters depicted and as creators and producers. Host Sherri Hope Culver brings guests Dustin Kidd, a Sociology Professor at Temple University; Diane Heary, owner of a Philadelphia casting company; and Clarissa Brodkin, a Temple student majoring in theater and film who hopes to pursue a career in acting after graduation. In discussion are topics surrounding the exclusion of women in the media industry, how it shapes the industry, and society’s views on women.
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.