Through My Eyes of Media Literacy
The Good, the Bad, and the Worries
When we think of media do we think of our twitter, Facebook, or Instagram accounts? Or do we think of the logical definition of media: the main means of mass communication such as television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet? Media is a part of our everyday lives whether we know it or not, and we tend to be addicted to it. That is why it is extremely important for us to be media literate, which basically means to understand/analyze the insides and outsides of media. Above all else media is rather important in our lives due to the fact that it strongly latches on to our 1st Amendment in both good and bad ways!
The positive aspects of media is that it has dramatically increased our awareness of what is going on throughout the world. Also media has stood as a platform allowing us to freely voice our opinions and feelings about those things going on today and in our past. Two more great additions that media has given us is fast and easy access to a variety of different things, and it has given us a source for inspiration. Thus being said we are able to log on to our computers, turn on the tv, listen to the radio, or read newspapers and know exactly what we are looking for.
Although the statements above are good aspects of media, they have a twist to make them bad. The media in itself is very addictive that once you’re hooked on it, you tend to forget many things other in life. This leads to an unhealthy lifestyle in which we see bad items as the media promotes them as good through falseadvertisement. That leads me to another point in which the information that we are given isn’t always truthful. We only see what we want to see and tend to look straight past all the provocative and harassment the media does. That is why I think that the media is a scandal that yes has increased our knowledge, but almost to the fact that we are brainwashed.
These are the basic and most commonly known forms of media.
My viewpoint on most media today is seen as rather negative.
These are 25 words that I use to define the uses and my intake on media today.