Speaker’s Bureau

The Speakers Bureau was designed to create and maintain dialogue about media literacy with members of the Spokane Community. Our presentations are designed to help organizations understand how the media affects viewers, listeners and readers. They also offer information on strategies for parents, teachers and caregivers on ways to help children navigate the media explosion.

John Caputo speaks MCU

Topics include:

Fake News
How to spot it and prevent it from spreading; the consequences of fake news on society and politics.

Humor, Sex and Fear: What Advertising Really Sells. Focuses on the pervasiveness of advertising in our society and how it impacts parents and children.

Media Violence
Playing with Fire: Violent Video Games. Explores violence in the media, especially video games, affects society – especially young people.

Body Image
Beauty and the Buck: Body Imagery in the Media. Examines how advertising impacts young people’s ideas about body image.

What is Media?
Designed to help young audiences understand what media is and how it impacts their lives.

Other Possible Presentations:

  • Cyber Bullying
  • Tobacco Use and Teens
  • Parenting and the Media
  • Media Literacy and Information Technology
  • Pop Culture and the Media


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