Media Said So helps you parse the media you eat to avoid any unpleasant side-effects. And we, personally, think we can be just hilarious.

Hans Aagard

Hans AagardHans was born and raised in Utah, not in Germany or Denmark, people are often disapointed to learn. Hans has a PhD from Purdue University in educational media. In real life he’s an instructional designer, dad of 3 and husband of 1. He’s interested in media effects, reasons for media choices, and dood movies, if that concept exists, which is up for debate.

His favorite movies (using the Jack Rabid ruler of how many times watched) are Star Wars (Episode IV), Raising Arizona, My Man Godfrey, Shawshank Redemption and the Matrix. He would love to claim some other movies that sound hipper but he hasn’t gotten around to watching them 15 times to bump them higher on the list. You can follow him on Twitter, read his blog Media Facing, or gaze lovingly at his resume. He’s developing an open, online Film Genre course.

Sarah Krongard  

Sarah KrongardSarah is a Massachusetts native which might help to explain her everlasting love for Cheers, Wings, and, to a lesser extent, Ally McBeal.  She grew up memorizing ’80s movies, annotating the TV Guide, and appreciating a good sitcom laugh track cadence.  Sarah now works as an Instructional Designer and also serves as a Teaching Fellow in the field of media education.  She is endlessly fascinated by the complex relationships among youth, learning, and popular culture.

Sarah studied Cinema and Media Studies at Wellesley College and received her Master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Some of her favorite movies include Zoolander, 8 1/2, Mean Streets, Back to the Future, and Blow Up.  If you’d like, follow Sarah on Twitter or connect professionally on LinkedIn!

Marion Johnson

Marion Johnson Marion grew up in North Carolina, and moved back there in 2012, but still doesn’t have a Southern accent. She recently earned an MPP from Duke University, and is working as a policy analyst in Raleigh.

Her favourite movies include, but are not limited to: Goodfellas, Wall-E, Jurassic Park, Aliens, and Cabin in the Woods. She has a completely useless photographic memory when it comes to pop culture, and is fully conversant in gifs. Follow her on Twitter and on Tumblr at your own peril.