Culture Clips Is Moving to a New Home


Our weekly Culture Clips feature began as an email to youth leaders, pastors and cultural influencers back in 1999. Since then, Culture Clips has evolved and changed—the biggest of those changes being its migration to our website back in its early days—as we’ve sought to keep a finger on the pulse of what’s going on in entertainment, technology and youth culture. Each week for the last 17 years, Plugged In has done its best to focus on stories that offer insight into how entertainment and technological advancements are shaping our society, and how those growing up today are responding to the complex world they live in.

Starting next week, our Culture Clips feature moves to a new home—right here in our blog. If you’ve been a regular reader of Culture Clips, that’s where you’ll find them, every Tuesday, complete with a new format that provides a brief summary of each story as well as a link (or links) to the pertinent article(s) involved. We think the new approach will help users comb through the stories that we select each week as well as giving you direct access to our source documents.

This move will also add another element to Culture Clips that we’ve never had before: the ability for you to comment on and discuss stories that are most compelling to you each week. We often have lively conversations about particular Culture Clips, and now you can be a part of that conversation as well.

So stop back next Tuesday to check out Culture Clips’ new digital digs here on the Plugged In Blog. Let us know what you think. We’ll look forward to your participation in an ongoing discussion about the worlds of entertainment, technology and youth culture.

Who wrote this?

Adam R. Holz is a senior associate editor for Plugged In. He also writes for Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse magazine and has been a Boundless contributor. In his free time (which there is sometimes precious little of) Adam enjoys playing guitar and constructing LEGO kits with his son. Adam and his wife, Jennifer, are the proud parents, in fact, of three children, one boy and two girls.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm glad that this will at least allow us to see old Culture Clips again. Ever since we lost the archive feature for them, I've been a bit obsessive about not missing them because I knew there was no way to go back if I skipped one. This will make it a lot easier during vacations or busy times so that I don't have to miss any of them, as they're one of my favorite features of the site. Thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
by CbinJ
I am so tired of everything being moved to "the Blog". It is so unorganized and a pain to navigate. And all the past media discernment articles and interviews are disorganized and/or gone. Movie Night PDFs--Gone. Podcast Archive--Gone (Thank God I downloaded them to my PC). I still can't stand the current website design and I have been here through several of them over the past ten years. I want that online magazine back, not a skim and scroll app. Because of the removal of content and the awful design, I only begrudgingly come over here when I need to look up a content review or I see a particularity interesting/ comment-worthy blog post. I would spend time much more time on PIO (like I used to) and actually enjoy that time, if you guys would never have undergone the unnecessary website overhaul.

Sorry to be the negative one; I just wish PIO would have stayed classic and organized rather than doing what every other website has done: put touch screen functionality and social media outreach ahead of quality. I have one of the first touch screen laptops and I am constantly on my iPad mini--the website was nearly perfect from a user perspective before the big change.
by CbinJ
bobed More than 1 year ago
Very good idea! I like this! I've always enjoyed reading Culture Clips - well, maybe "enjoyed" isn't the right word, but I've found it interesting.