By: Cristhian Hernandez
The media is all around us; it’s the newspaper that the baby boomers used, the 11 o’clock news, Facebook, even you and me. The media according to the oxford dictionary “Is the main means of mass communication (especially television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet) regarded collectively” Like the definition states, it helps people communicate at a large level much like a global scale. The media can be used positively and negatively. Although it is still open to interpretation media is almost always biased at least to a level because it is being expressed through someone’s point of view which leads to it being in favor of what the informer believes. Being media literate essentially means to take advantage of the fact that it is vast in both information and accessibility
I believe everyone has a different role to play when it comes to the media, for example mine is to be informed and keep others informed not just to post those funny cat videos on the internet
Before starting a conversation on a fact that i learned on the media i usually just rely on something that sounds right and one or two google searches to make it a fact in my eyes.