“Leaders in the push for what used to be called "unification" of St. Louis city and county aren't calling it that anymore — an apparent acknowledgement that controversy has poisoned the word.
“New ones in vogue now are ‘coordination’ and ‘combination.’
“Among other monikers that have been used:
Source: McDermott, Kevin “Krewson, Stenger back latest push for city-county coordination,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 12, 2017
This blog entry may be regarded as an application of media literacy concepts and principles. At root, media literacy may be defined in four words: “A critical thinking skill” (as applied to the source of most of our information: the channels of mass communication).
One of the basic tenets of media literacy is that media presentations often serve as texts that reflect/reinforce/shapes cultural attitudes, values, behaviors, preoccupations, and myths. Thus films, tweets, and photos can serve as important sources of information about our cultural landscape.
And once individuals begin this process of looking at words and images, they will be amazed, gratified, and at times horrified, by what they “see.”