Corinne and Pearl, my thesis advisees this term, are both working on how images create meanings. Corinne is doing a study of how photographs were used in the Philippine Daily Inquirer to portray the failed MOA signing and the intensification of the conflict between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Pearl, on the other hand, is investigating how the Filipino female is shown through images in the top 10 websites for the keyword "Filipina."
Which reminded me of how media really manipulates how we think through the images and texts we consume. Here's a docu on Noam Chomsky and his book, Manufacturing Consent (1988).
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