What is Media

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What Is Media

What is media to me; to me media is anything that revolves around everything around the world today. People us the media for different thing such as blogging, publicity and to look up significant info that they know. In my opinion without media we wouldn’t know how to do most things in our daily lives. For example many people use YouTube to look up how to fix cars, phones, and many different electronic devices this is prime example of how media revolves around what we do in our daily lives. The main thing we use media for is communication through the news, education, commercials. Media includes broadcasting such as newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, email telephone, fax, and internet. Media is for promotional purpose as well, for example when we watch and we see a new Burger being debuted from Burger King this Burger King Franchise is displaying communication to their potential to try their new Burger. Without many media wouldn’t get much business because people wouldn’t know of the store or what the business is selling and what there about. It’s a big competition in media with these big companies, for example different fast foods stating that there foods better than the other franchise. When using media you can or can’t be media literate. To be media literate means to be able to use it in means of messaging or interacting with other people. When we use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and we tweet or post things for our followers to view that is being media literate being able to create , analyze , evaluate and create messages.

Smore 2: Super Bowl Precis

Super Bowl Précis

Hyundai in the commercial on Super Bowl 48 compare that the new Hyundai Genesis saves the day like the dad use to do his son when he was in harm’s way as a kid.

Hyundai supports there commercial by showing how the auto emergency breaking on the Hyundai Genesis can prevent you from having a car accident from lack of attention span

The company’s purpose is to persuade people that the Hyundai Genesis feature of emergency breaking prevents you from being in harm’s way for yourself and other drivers so that an accident doesn’t occur.

The commercial is in a informal tone for future car buyers looking for a way to prevent accidents from happening due to awareness on the road

Smore 3: Boy Is Murdered For His Jordans

Boys Is Murdered For His Jordans

Chicago- Why does all of our respect & pride, as young black men, hang on what shoes you own?” I’m more interested in what the shoe represents, and what we need to do to deconstruct its importance. The year is 1989 and 15-year-old Michael Eugene Thomas paid $115.50 for a pair of Air Jordan’s. His grandmother tells him not to wear his shoes to school because someone might like them. Michael simply responds, “Granny, before I let anyone take those shoes, they’ll have to kill me.”

On May 2nd, 1989 Michael was found strangled in the woods near his school…barefoot. His killer was 17-year-old James David Martin, a basketball buddy. . We've become users and like the saying goes, you are what you eat (or use). The problem with living in a society of consumption is that your value is attached to the money you make or that can be made off you. Kanye West stated” Empower yourself and others to become owner f*ck being a consumer. In fact, consumerism is why we are slaves.” He believes that were all slaves to these brands such as Nike but particular Jordan everyone has to have the latest pair of Jordan’s on their feet and will do anything to get a pair of shoes a couple million people are wearing. Michael Jordan should raffle off his shoes instead of selling them in stores for people to stampede over each other to possess a pair of shoes. He re-releases the same shoe every couple years and people still buy the same shoe they bought last year. I believe Michael simply doesn’t care if someone is killed over his shoe, he has to feel responsible for every death that has occurred because of his shoe. When are consumers going to realize that they are slaves to a brand that creates the product for them to kill each other over regardless of who buys it all they want is the money for their pockets. We are like vultures that feed on decomposed feces, as we buy the shoe they get richer. If we stop buying the product then what?

Smore 4: Kinetic Typography

Kinetic Typography

I back-up the ball hogging baller as he bounce the ball to the basket, blocked shot. Rebound off the backboard, blood pumping as my body pulls me across the basketball court. Brain blocking out the sound of the basketball game with the thought of messing up. True ball handler on the bench next basketball season but not me. While my coach’s voice bounces off the wall to my bleeding ears to bounce telling me to bounce the ball down to the basket. My bones are aching from baseline to baseline; I lose the ball because my thoughts back up. Ball players from the opposite team battle to my block my shots. The ball is finally stolen from me; he then tries to hit the shot behind the baseline and throws a brick shot. The next possession I balance the ball in my hands as I bound down the basketball court. Breathe, bounce, shoot, buzzer! Roars from the bleachers, my team won the game.

Smore 5: John F. Kennedy Assasinated

John F. Kennedy Is Assassinated (1963)

John F. Kennedy was shot on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. He was shot by a sniper while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife Nellie, in a presidential motorcade. He survived the gunshot to the neck which nearly grazed his major artery; unfortunately e suffers life threatening injuries. The shooter in this attempted murder of the 35th president was Lee Harvey Oswald he later was arrested a sentenced to life in prison with no parole. The FBI is doing an investigation if someone else was a part of the attempt to assassinate the president some believe that the Soviet Union was involved in plotting against the president due to the conflict during the Cuban Missile Crisis. They declared that 3 bullets were fired during the shooting, the Warren Commission agreed that 3shots were fired but disagreed that all 3 three hit President Kennedy if he was hit with 3 bullets to his body I don’t think he would be alive. Many people believe that the attempt to assassinate President Kennedy was a conspiracy because of lack of information the FBI collected during their investigation. Secret service was also questioned because President Kennedy had not received adequate protection in Dallas, the agents weren’t prepared to protect the president from a sniper and information wasn’t properly analyzed, investigated or used by the secret service in connection with the President’s trip to Dallas. The president suffered brain damage from the bullets effect on his brain, the doctors believe that he shouldn’t be alive but he is. President was finally released 10 days after the shooting a begin returning to duty, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy couldn’t believe how fast her husband recovered from his gunshot wounds and is still able to function like nothing ever occurred. President Kennedy is now curious to who was really responsible for the attempt of his assassination in Dallas. All the information he received about that didn’t add up and he couldn’t figure out who really was the mastermind behind this shooting. 10 years later President Kennedy dies from a brain aneurism and vice president Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States. Not long before President Kennedy dies President Johnson is assassinated in Dallas at press conference with the mayor of Dallas. Many people now think that Dallas isn’t a safe place for a democratic president to step foot on because of the events that happened to President Johnson and Kennedy.

Short Blurb

The reason I re wrote the assassination of President John F Kennedy because there was so much conspiracy behind the assassination till this day we still don’t know who was really responsible for the death of our 35th President

Smore 6:

If I Ruled the World

This song is called ‘If I Ruled The World” by Nas ft. Lauryn Hill. This song compares to the book because Nas explains what he would do if he ruled the world. In 1984 Big Brother was the symbol of the dystopian society of Oceania. “Political prisoners set free, stress free” this lyric compares to how the people of Oceania were prisoners to the party and the thought police. In the beginning Winston hates and is down with Big Brother and is against the party, at the end of the book he realizes that he finally loves Big Brother. He becomes stress free from the party because he finally isn’t against everything they are for, but now he's with them instead of against them. This song in my opinion is what the party did when they controlled the country of Oceania, instead Nas uses a modern version of how his world would he if ruled it.


[Intro: Nas]

Life, I wonder

Will it take me under?

I don't know

[Verse 1: Nas]

Imagine smoking weed in the streets without cops harassin

Imagine going to court with no trial

Lifestyle cruising blue Bahama waters

No welfare supporters more conscious of the way we raise our daughters

Days are shorter, nights are colder

Feeling like life is over, these snakes strike like a cobra

The world's hot my son got knocked, evidently

It's elementary, they want us all gone eventually

Trooping out of state for a plate of knowledge

If coke was cooked without the garbage we'd all have the top dollars

Imagine everybody flashing, fashion

Designer clothes, lacing your clique up with diamond Roles

Your people holding dough, no parole

No rubbers, go in raw imagine law with no undercovers

Just some thoughts for the mind

I take a glimpse into time

Watch the blimp read "The World Is Mine"

[Hook: Lauryn Hill (Nas)]

If I ruled the world (Imagine that)

I'd free all my sons, I love em love em baby

Black diamonds and pearls (Could it be, if you could

Be mine, we'd both shine)

If I ruled the world (Still living for today, in

These last days and times)

[Verse 2: Nas]

The way to be, paradise like relaxing black, Latino and Anglo-Saxon

Armani Exchange deranged

Cash, Lost Tribe of Shabazz, free at last

Brand new whips to crash then we laugh in the iller path

The Villa house is for the crew, how we do

Trees for breakfast, dime sexes and Benz stretches

So many years of depression make me vision

The better living, type of place to raise kids in

Open they eyes to the lies history's told foul

But I'm as wise as the old owl, plus the Gold Child

Seeing things like I was controlling, click rollin

Tricking 6 digits on kicks and still holdin

Trips to Paris, I civilized every savage

Gimme one shot I turn trife life to lavish

Political prisoner set free, stress free

No work release purple M3's and jet skis

Feel the wind breeze in West Indies

I make Coretta Scott-King mayor the cities and reverse fiends to Willies

It sounds foul but every girl I meet'd go downtown

I'd open every cell in Attica send em to Africa



And then we'll walk right up to the sun

Hand in hand

We'll walk right up to the sun

We won't land

[Verse 3: Nas]

You'd love to hear the story how the thugs live in worry

Duck down in car seats, heat's mandatory

Running from Jake, getting chased, hunger for papes

These are the breaks many mistakes go down out of state

Wait, I had to let it marinate we carry weight

Trying to get laced, flip the ace stack the safe

Millionaire plan to keep the gat with the cocked hammer

Making moves in Atlanta, back-and-forth scrambler

Cause you could have all the chips, be poor or rich

Still nobody want a n**** having s***

If I ruled the world and everything in it, sky's the limit

I push a Q-45 Infinit(i)

It wouldn't be no such thing as jealousies or B Felonies

Strictly living longevity to the destiny

I thought I'd never see but reality struck

Better find out before your time's out, what the f****

Nas ft Lauryn Hill - If I Ruled The World (Imagine That) (Clean) (1995)

Smore 7: Semester Reflection

Semester Reflection

In this semester of Media Literacy I learned about different topics and skills that I can use in daily aspects in my life as begin to graduate from high school.

Some of the subjects I learned is how to create a précis through different topics, as I learned how to create a précis I begin to ask myself how will I ever use this in my life as a skill. First, through doing précis in Media Literacy I begin to learn that a précis can be created about a speech or text. There are many speeches that are put on the internet which some are articles, informal, or even political a précis can be created through a particular political speech or informal speech. Secondly, I learned about the use of a satire which is the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or mistakes in a particularly politics or entertainment. This was my favorite topic to learn because in my opinion I got to express myself in humorous way about current topic that I felt was offensive to me and make a comedy out of the subject that I was writing about. Unlike précis, satires are commonly used through television shows such Saturday Night Live hosted by Jimmy Fallon. Thirdly, the way I viewed this course of language arts is different from previous language arts classes that I’ve taken. In this class we really didn’t get into literature as much as I did in my past language arts classes. Every topic we discussed evolved around current media events or statements. Learning about literature such as Shakespeare isn’t always the best thing to learn about for a whole semester. The whole semester was about media and in this century media and technology are a big part of communication in people’s daily lives so this made the class much easier for me to consume the different topics we discussed. My past Language Arts classes I struggled to comprehend the material presented to me by my teacher because of the vague language of the literature I was reading. Finally, the use of schoology and turning assignments should be taught to the future students. Most assignments that I turned in I didn’t turn in correctly because I didn’t have a file to upload the assignment because I didn’t know how to. Overall I enjoyed this Media Literacy class I gained knowledge about different things that I werent aware of now I can pass it on to others