Archive for the ‘Media Coverage’ Category

McLuhan Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism Awarded to Manny Mogato, Philippine correspondent for Reuters (Right) By Margaret Claire Latug, GMA News  –  September 28, 2017 The Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility on Thursday presented a prestigious fellowship to Manila-based reporter Manuel Mogato, who has chronicled some of the most explosive events under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration for […]


Saturday Review Cover – March 18, 1967 By Jefferson Pooley WHEN MARSHALL MCLUHAN published Understanding Media in 1964, the Cambridge-trained literary scholar was not well known, even inside the academy. By 1967, he was on the covers of Newsweek and the Saturday Review, and the subject of an hourlong NBC documentary, all in the same month. […]


    Dennis Gallagher With more presidential television debates looming I am reminded of what Marshall McLuhan, the media ecologist, wrote about the influence of television on our first televised debates in 1960 and their influence on our politics. To try to explain the nature of television and its effect on viewers, he christened TV […]


Earthrise: The Earth rising above the lunar horizon photographed from the Apollo 10 Lunar Module, looking west in the direction of travel. May, 1969 By Dr. Tim Ball We live in small individual worlds that are composites of information from our senses, societal values, and education. It is not the real world but one deliberately […]


The advertisement below that features a picture of Marshall McLuhan is published in the first section of today’s print version of the Toronto Globe & Mail newspaper. It was placed there by the the AMA (American Marketing Association) Marketing Hall of Legends for their Jan. 21 Gala, which I guess is when they induct the […]


‘U OF T RADICALS ROUTED: Bissell lands a right hook’ An excerpt from the article below:- “The moderate professors beamed their satisfaction – all except that all-purpose communications guru, Marshall McLuhan, who insisted on squatting cross-legged like a Buddha at Dr. Bissell’s feet. He made petulant faces at the photographers. On one occasion he even […]


On the Media is a weekly one-hour National Public Radio program devoted to media criticism and analysis. See http://www.onthemedia.org/ . WNYC’s Sara Fishko left us with some intriguing questions [regarding Marshall McLuhan]. To answer them, Brooke speaks to Nicholas Carr about how Marshall McLuhan’s theories have held up, 50 years later. Carr’s latest book is called The Glass Cage: […]


By David M. Lubin, Wake Forest University Half a century ago, Canadian media philosopher Marshall McLuhan coined the term “global village” to describe the inevitable social transformation brought on by new forms of electronic communications. Hitched to satellites whirring through outer space, these technologies, he predicted, would create unities in a world of opposing cultural […]


 Michael McLuhan and his wife Danuta Valleau stand in front of the house where his father Marshall McLuhan once lived at 11342-64th Street on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The house is being turned into an arts centre and historic site. Photo by: John Lucas , Edmonton Journal EDMONTON – Famed philosopher Marshall McLuhan always cherished his […]


We look at the legacy of cultural icon Marshall McLuhan 50 years after his prophetic insights into the future of media   –    Listening Post   –  06 Apr 2013 In the 1960’s, long before anybody ever updated their Facebook page, posted their whereabouts on Twitter, uploaded images on Youtube, or exposed government secrets on WikiLeaks, one man […]