David Cooper Moore: The Love Hate Relationship with Media


The video I was assigned was one presented by David Cooper Moore, he  is Associate Director of the Media Education Lab and Program Director for Powerful Voices for Kids, a partnership between Temple University’s Media Education Lab and the Russell Byers Charter School in Philadelphia.He also has taught media production to a variety of age groups including K-12 and undergraduate students.

David started off the video by referring to a teen named Rebecca Black who become an overnight sensation, when her youtube video “Friday” went viral, but not because people loved it but because they hated the song. He goes on to further discuss that when it comes to love vs. hate the 2 almost go hand and hand. In education, students should be allowed to express their dislike for something as long as they give a valid reason why, and also explain as to why others may like what they dislike, by doing its giving them the chance to reason between the two.

The quote that stood out the most to me was “Love spreads but Hate spreads too”  this statement is so true because if students see their peers disliking something that may deter how they feel about the same thing.

Another quote that stood out was “Give students time to reflect on what they hate, ask them to use their reasoning and empathy”, I believe that this strategy can be beneficial in the classroom because students may not have a “real” or “valid” reason as to why they may hate something.

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3 thoughts on “David Cooper Moore: The Love Hate Relationship with Media

  1. LOl this is so funny. I love his example of overnight sensation Rebecca Black. Some people don’t like her because of her fame. I like this example that he used and he is the most humorous person that has influenced the environment up to now. I like him a lot. I feel that media is so extremely important to the world today. By nature many people would bully people including her because of jealousy. However, her mother had a very good reason for having her make that music video because she was obsessed with celebrities.It’s kind of like walking in someone else’s shoes. I like this guy because he wants to let people hate and love naturally to understanding empathy as well as their own feelings. Nice video.

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