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An attempt to understand society and student life through stories. Podcast by The Medium, the independent student newspaper at the University of Toronto Mississauga since 1974. Hosted by Elizabeth Provost (Editor-in-Chief, Volume 48) and Elisa Nguyen (Managing Editor, Volume 48). New episodes are released biweekly on Wednesdays.

The Medium/The Message The Medium

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An attempt to understand society and student life through stories. Podcast by The Medium, the independent student newspaper at the University of Toronto Mississauga since 1974. Hosted by Elizabeth Provost (Editor-in-Chief, Volume 48) and Elisa Nguyen (Managing Editor, Volume 48). New episodes are released biweekly on Wednesdays.

    S2E2. The Promises and Perils of Social Media

    S2E2. The Promises and Perils of Social Media

    Social media platforms began with simple intentions to connect communities and give people a place to express their interests, but one look at the apps today, saturated in algorithms and advertisements, raises suspicions about whether their intentions remain the same. In today's episode, we reconnect with Jordyn Foster who reveals the ins and outs of algorithms, influencers, and social media diets. Belicia Chevolleau, The Medium's social media and online editor, also makes an appearance and shares a funny online experience. At the end of the episode, Liz and Elisa reflect on their own social media habits and how they portray themselves online.



    ABOUT JORDYN FOSTER

    Jordyn Foster is a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto St. George. His research focuses on the intersection of culture, consumption, media, class politics, and inequality. He also explored how taken-for-granted trends and social media platforms comment on and reproduce existing inequalities in the consumer landscape. His dissertation is titled “The Rich Kids of Instagram: Symbolic Wealth and Social Visibility in the Digital Era." As an influencer himself, Jordyn holds over 65k TikTok followers. His account focuses on positive affirmations.

    Check out Jordyn's interview us from Volume 47: https://archive.themedium.ca/features/the-promises-and-perils-of-social-media/



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    • 56 min
    S2E1. What's in a Name?

    S2E1. What's in a Name?

    It's been a while, but we're back, baby! Welcome to Season 2 of The Medium/The Message with your hosts Elizabeth (Liz) Provost and Elisa Nguyen. For our first episode, Liz and Elisa explore the McLuhan phrase, "The Medium is the Message," with the help of special guest Beth Coleman, ICCIT professor and author of "Hello, Avatar," and reflect on the ways print media can influence our community. You'll also hear about the history of The Medium, and what's new this upcoming year.



    ABOUT BETH COLEMAN

    "Dr. Coleman researches experimental digital media, specializes in race theory, game culture and literary studies. She is currently working on two books and has previously published Hello, Avatar, a critically acclaimed book examining the many modes of online identity and how users live on the continuum between virtual and the real. She has also curated numerous art exhibits and media installations within North America and in Europe. Her current research investigates aspects of human narrative and digital data in the engagement of global cities, including aspects of locative media/mobile media and smart cities."



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    • 20 min
    S1E25. Student Politics (Pt. 2)

    S1E25. Student Politics (Pt. 2)

    For our final episode of the academic year, The Medium sets out to explore the ins-and-outs of UTM student politics - UTMSU, UTMAC, CFS - here's your official run-down of the latest campus scandals.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    S1E24. Arts & Entertainment (Pt. 3)

    S1E24. Arts & Entertainment (Pt. 3)

    To round out this A&E trilogy, Liz chats with some icons from The Medium about artists that grind their gears, what we’re watching, and the Greatest Movie of All Time bracket... you’ll be surprised what wins.

    • 56 min
    S1E23. The Transience of Youth

    S1E23. The Transience of Youth

    Episode takeover: Ali & Friends chat about what it means to be young, the process of growing up, and how people can cultivate “youth” in their daily lives. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S1E22. International Women's Day & Body Image

    S1E22. International Women's Day & Body Image

    Liz sits down for a chit chat about body image, what IWD means to her, and answers some very deep questions! 

    • 36 min

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