In the second part of our conversation with Caroline Heldman, we talk about the consequences of marketers and the media having the power to shape our culture. We learn that the average teenager is consuming 10.5 hours of media a day and we ask: What happens when the people with the most influence over them are the same ones who profit from their low self-esteem — and care more about their wallet than their wellbeing?
We also touch on the mental health crisis of millennials and whether or not social media should be called “anti-social” media.
Caroline Heldman is a professor of politics with a specialty in media, gender, and race — and the president of The Representation Project.
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