Media and Media Literacy
A thorough explanation from a high school student
When I think about the media the first things that come to mind are celebrities and funny videos on Youtube. In reality, the media is a tool that keeps people informed on current events and new discoveries. I think the media is an excellent but also dangerous form of information. If you are not careful you can be given false information. Media is also all electronic and digital information that is posted for the public. Media literacy is also important. Being media literate means that you can decipher valuable information form just any other thing that’s said. Media literate people can analyze and create messages. If you are media literate then you know what and what isn’t appropriate to post on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. I think the media is sometimes abused. For example, when these companies post celebrity gossip and rumors on the internet and in magazines it makes it hard for real news to be relevant.
MARCH MADNESS RIOT EFFECTS 500,000
Sean Roadhouse, Sports Reporter
Mon Mar 17, 2014
ATLANTA- A popular basketball rivalry turns deadly for over 500,000 people in the city of Atlanta after a riot broke out inside the world famous Philips Arena.
Both police and swat were called out last night during the final game of the NCAA march madness tournament after a riot broke out inside the Philips Arena that eventually lead out into the streets of Atlanta.
Local Atlanta news talked with Gerald Higgins, a man was in the middle of riot that night and he stated "Man it was crazy! At first it was just the two teams yelling at each other across the stands and then all of a sudden one guy ran out onto the floor and it was all down hill from there. People were fighting, throwing food and drinks at each other and even one guy shot a guy with the T-shirt cannon it was complete madness! No pun intended".
Approximately 10,000 people were injured and over 2,000 were killed by either being trampled or shot with a T-shirt cannon. Marsha Mathers, A woman who was getting off of work that night recalls her experience. " I work at the office building right across from Philips. I was walking to my car and all I saw was a wave of people literally fall out of the building it was an extremely scary sight. People were bloody and covered in food it looked like they had a giant food fight. They started flipping over cars and breaking things it was one of the more surreal moments in my life. They also kept shooting each other with T-shirt cannons I have no idea why".
Some arrests have been made but no one has spotted the man that started the incident. The story is still updating.
This specific event is important in the long run of history because if the Soviet Union, Germany and Poland teamed together to make a super country then they could have possibly expanded more and taken over the world. There would have been widespread massacres and labor camps across the world and we could have been not only living in a dystopian society but a dystopian world where your only goal in life would be to work and die.
I chose this picture because it shows somewhat of what a dystopian society could look like.
I chose this because with most dystopian societies there is sometimes widespread famine and disease within the society.
I finally decided to choose this picture because it depicts the scene in 1984 where the morning instructor was telling Winston to bend lower than he was.