Nolan, Nicholas, and Desiree begin the program with a roundtable critique of the corporate-media’s coverage of
recent domestic-spying revelations, as well as the issue of whether or not Donald Trump is a political aberration;
then Alicia Huartado provides updates on work in progress at Project Censored.
For the remainder of the program, the hosts interview two guests on the topic of critical media literacy;
first, Allison Butler discusses the need for media literacy in the context of the “post-truth” Trump administration.
Then Bill Yousman explains the unique MA program in media literacy offered at his campus.
Allison Butler is a lecturer in Communications at the University of Massachusetts, and the Director of
the media-literacy education organization Mass Media Literacy. Bill Yousman directs the graduate
program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut; he’s also
the author of “The Spike Lee Enigma.”