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Everybody hates Facebook, and other media matters, in Signals & Noise

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Congress can't stop making news, movie theaters are doing big business again, and everybody hates Facebook. Must be time to talk about the media again.

Once a month we take up issues and events in the media in the segment Signals & Noise.

Our regulars discuss the hot topics: Chris Lucas from the Southern Oregon University Communication faculty, and Humboldt State University Journalism Chair Victoria Sama.

Join us for a discussion that can include topics as disparate as video-streaming services and the best Victorian novels.

The "Pick Three" media choices for this month:


  • #indigenouspeoplesday on social media
  • @Theamericanmoms twins Brittany and andrea Richmond are moms who teach civility and media literacy to kids (https://theamericanmoms.com/).
  • The Last Duel by director Ridley Scott, produced other manly epics… Adam Driver, Matt Damon, Nicole Holofcener, true story set in 14th century France about a lady raped by a knight. In medieval Europe rape wasn’t considered a crime against a woman but a crime against her male guardian (https://www.20thcenturystudios.com/movies/the-last-duel).


  • Storm Lake at Ashland Independent Film Festival (online Oct 15-21 only) https://www.ashlandfilm.org/
  • Succession, season 3 premieres Sunday on HBO (https://www.hbo.com/succession)- a juicy saga of an aging patriarch and his very unpleasant family who are struggling for control of a global media empire. This show really seems to be as a roman a clef on the Murdoch family and News Corp/Fox News.

For Halloween:

A couple of Tik Tok recommendations to get the vaudeville flavor:

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