Host Sherri Hope Culver investigates the unique position occupied by the short-form video sharing app TikTok, which has attracted hundreds of millions of users worldwide in addition to intense scrutiny and controversy. Sherri takes a closer look at the influence of TikTok on teens and their mental health, its influence on the music industry, and its influence on entertainment and information globally. Guests Bethany Ao, a health reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Kavita Kute, an undergraduate student majoring in public health at Temple University, join the program to add their take to the discussion.
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.