The blog’s title is based on old-style radio and TV announcers who would end programs with a voice-over urging viewers or listeners to “tune in next time” followed by a plot tease. In our on-demand, binge-watching, digital world, we no longer wait for next episodes or turn a dial to “tune in” to our favorite serials; the blog reclaims and re-purposes the phrase. This time the emphasis is on tune in – as in “pay attention.” Attend to media differently.
Blog posts will model media literacy inquiry by sharing Rogow’s observations in ways that reveal how she thinks, not just what she thinks. Every post on TUNE IN Next Time will invite readers to explore the questions that media literate people ask.
Everything media-related will be fair game. In addition to media analysis, there will be discussions of teaching and parenting strategies, policy debates, and the latest media effects claims. We’ll dissect tweet storms and tech for tots, examine the practices of journalists and media producers, share resource recommendations, and much, much more. Most posts will be relevant for teachers; others will be intended for parents, students, media producers, researchers, policy makers, citizens-at-large or all of the above.