Tag Archives: civility

Is rude the new normal?

Today in Intro to Media, we’re going to talk about civility, the Internet and polarization of views.
A 2013 survey found that “that 70 percent of Americans believe incivility has reached crisis proportions…dealing with incivility has become a way of life for many. Additionally, 81 percent of Americans think that incivility is leading to an increase in violence.”
Global public relations firm Weber Shandwick and public affairs firm Powell Tate conducted the survey in partnership with KRC Research. It found that Americans encounter incivility 2.4 times per day on average, and 43 percent expect to experience incivility sometime within the next 24 hours. Continue reading

Media rhetoric resources

Below I am compiling links to videos and stories that deal with media rhetoric.