All illusions are potential ways of ordering reality. The goal of criticism should therefore be not to destroy illusions but to make us more sensitive to their workings and their complexity.
Len Masterman, an English education professor at the University of Nottingham in England, started his career as a high school English teacher in the 1960s. He first wrote about the serious study of the mass media in schools with his influential 1980 publication, Teaching about Television. His second book, Teaching the Media provided a framework for critically analyzing news and entertainment media.