WWW: Reading Between the Lines

--From Flickr user carmichaellibrary under Flickr Creative Commons

–From Flickr user carmichaellibrary used under Flickr Creative Commons

This month on Vamos a Leer we’ve been talking about how certain groups, histories and moments in time are portrayed in history books, through school lessons and through stories passed down from generation to generation. However, there is a key cog of this wheel that we need to focus on: the news. The news media play an immense role in shaping our opinions by presenting images and events through a certain lens to color not only what is seen by the audience, but how it is imbedded in our minds and how we then turn to question that story or pass it along. Continue reading