The long Run
Media is considered to be a big part of the world we live in today. Many opinions and perspectives are enlightened by media. In my opinion, media is any type of information that is produced to the public using a great platform. The news would be a great example for a great platform that shares media to the public. Many people watch and pay close attention to the news, therefore many opinions can be changed due to the amount of information being produced throughout the day. Everywhere in the world, there is media and many people listen to it. When there is an issue that needs to be resolved in the world or one quickly approaching, the news or social media is always the first to let the population know what is going on. In my opinion, when you are media literate, it means that you understand what goes on in the media and you also know how things work in the media. For example, you can tell the difference between false media and the truth that is presented. Many people really do not know how to do that because they are just very gullible and will believe anything that is told to them on such a great platform. You have to really pay close attention to the media displayed today and how it is portrayed. Being media literate just requires all of those factors when you are watching the news. This is why you should always be involved in social media and tv media.
V for Vendetta
In V’s speech on BTN Network from “V for Vendetta” (Mcteigue), James Mcteigue, director of V for Vendetta, states that there is something terribly wrong with this country and in the process of completing his speech he advises the citizens of government oppressed England to join together in order to fight back against the government(4.). V illuminates this discrepancy by informing the citizens how fear brought them to their knees and give in to the high chancellor who promised them peace and order, in return for their obedient silence (3.). Using examples from the war and how it affected society by putting fear in them, he states the fact that the people need to lose that fear and team up against the government in order to gain their peace of mind back.
Macbeth the flawed Hero pt 1
V part 2
Winston The Archetype
O'Brien and Mingrim
Puppy Love by Budweiser
In the Super Bowl commercial Puppy Love (1/29/14) by Budweiser, suggests that drinking and purchasing the Budweiser beverage can bring two individuals together; whether it is a relationship or friendship. Throughout the commercial, Budweiser shows the puppy and horse’s friendship as well as the owners’ friendship to display the effect of the Budweiser product. Budweiser’s purpose for creating the commercial was to provide a friendly atmosphere when the product is present in order to get fans to buy the beverage and spread the love. The famous brand’s target audience are all fans who love having a good time and consumers of the product while spending time with friends, which is related to the calm and friendly tone of the commercial.
The media literacy course I have taken this year has been a great journey. Coming into this class the third day of the semester, I did not really think that I would be as entertained or learn as much as I did. Before we actually dove into the many lessons and stories of this class, I really had a close mind to be honest. I am sure many people also had the same opinions as I had. My thinking was not really focused on the outside world and everything that has been occurring throughout the world. This class is called media literacy, but we learned a lot more than just the media and news and everything within it. Out of our many smores that we had to write throughout the year, I would like to reflect on the very first smore. We wrote this smore way back in August and it was on the subject on media, which was our first unit. We learned about what media actually was, which included the news and social media and what it meant to be media literate. I learned that the media is such a great and influential platform in the world and many people really do pay attention to it. Throughout my many years in high school, this has been my most favorite language arts class by far. Mainly because of how interactive everyone was and the many activities we participated in. Books like Macbeth and 1984 really opened up my mind and made me think just a little harder about things like corrupt governments, and dystopian societies. To be honest, I do not think that anything should be changed about this class in the future. Just leave everything the way it is and adjust to the better learning of the different types of students that will take this class.