media broadcast

When my principal asked me and a colleague, history teacher Isaac Raya, if we’d like to take over our middle school’s daily live news show, we jumped at the opportunity. We were both pioneering 1:1 laptop classrooms, and we knew the great potential of kids working in a genuine media production program. But within a week of our new adventure, we knew its current model wasn’t sustainable, and we...
Just how radically is the Internet transforming the experience of childhood? Growing Up Online is producer Rachel Dretzin’s exploration into the teen online experience. This eye-opening documentary aired on PBS Frontline January 22, 2008, giving many of us new insight into what young people are doing on the Internet. Teens candidly discuss the ways they find acceptance in the online community...
In early 2010, PBS Frontline producer Rachel Dretzin and correspondant Douglas Rushkoff set out to investigate the current state of the digital revolution and its impact on human experience. Digital Nation, the February 2, 2010 airing of Frontline, documents Dretzin and Rushkoff's investigation. The two follow their questions into universities, elementary schools, corporate headquarters, military...