What is Media?
To me media is something where there is any type of news or information that you need. Media can be the news on the television, news on the radio, news on your phone, news on the internet and the newspaper. Media can be myspace, facebook, twitter, Instagram, and linkedin. Media is something where you can interact with people your age or people who are not your age. Media can have people kill themselves because of bulling. Media can let you know about the popular things going on in today’s life. Such as artists, clothes, shoes, hair styles, the trends, the languages, and the most popular phones. It lets you know what to do, what not to do, what to say, and what social media people use. Without media there probably wouldn’t be a way for people to find out what the new things are going on. Without the news on tv you wouldn’t know what is going on around you or in other states or countries, such as killings, kidnappings, robberies, politics, etc. I think one thing you would be able to use to find out about news is the radio, but sometimes people don’t like to just listen to the news they like to listen and watch, so I think by just listen to the news would bore people.
What it means to be Media Literate
To be a media literate is to be able to understand how media works. Media literate is about your life. It helps you learn more about what it is and what is does. If you’re not a media literacy then you would be considered not having a life.
Coca Cola in the 2014 Super Bowl Commercial “America the Beautiful” clarify that coca cola is much more than just a drink. Cola illustrate their market by having different cultures sing the song in their language. The company’s purpose is to show that whatever language you speak you can have a coca cola in order to be the beauty of America. The company promotes itself in a peaceful tone for people of all ages.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28
9:30 a.m.: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin issues a mandatory evacuation order. Tens of thousands of New Orleans residents begin streaming out of the city. "We're facing the storm most of us have feared," Nagin said. "This is going to be an unprecedented event."
11 a.m.: Hurricane Katrina has mushroomed into one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to form in the Atlantic. The storm's strongest winds are blowing at about 175 miles an hour (280 kilometers an hour), making it a Category Five storm. The center of the storm is about 225 miles (360 kilometers) from the mouth of the Mississippi River.
5 p.m.: The National Hurricane Center describes Katrina as a "potentially catastrophic" hurricane
"Some levees in the greater New Orleans area could be overtopped," the center warns. "Significant storm surge flooding will occur elsewhere along the central and northeastern Gulf of Mexico coast."
Late Sunday night: Thousands of New Orleans residents who are unable to leave town or have chosen not to leave seek shelter in the Louisiana Superdome.
Me and some of my family members did not seek shelter in the superdome we stayed at my grandparents house where we all would be safe.
MONDAY, AUGUST 29
5 a.m.: The hurricane's strongest winds are now about 150 miles an hour (240 kilometers an hour), and its eye is about 90 miles (145 kilometers) from New Orleans and about 120 miles (195 kilometers) from Biloxi.
7 a.m.: Hurricane Katrina's eye is about to come ashore in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The hurricane's strongest winds are about 145 miles an hour (235 kilometers an hour). The eye is about 70 miles (115 kilometers) from New Orleans.
8 a.m.: Mayor Ray Nagin reports that there is no water flowing over the New Orleans's levees.
9 a.m.: The eye is about 40 miles (65 kilometers) from New Orleans and is expected to pass just to the east of the city. The storm's strongest winds are about 135 miles an hour (215 kilometers an hour).
1 p.m.: Hurricane Katrina continues to weaken as it moves farther inland. Its strongest winds are about 105 miles an hour (170 kilometers an hour).
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30
11 a.m.: The National Hurricane Center issues its last advisory on the storm that once was Hurricane Katrina. The storm has maximum winds of about 35 miles an hour (55 kilometers an hour), and its center is dumping heavy rainfall on Tennessee.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31
During the day: Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt declares a public health emergency in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Meanwhile, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco orders that all remaining residents to stay home.
8 p.m.: On national television New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin issue that whoever left Louisiana my come back.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
10 a.m.: Hurricane Katrina did not destroy Louisiana, I repeat Katrina did not destroy Louisiana. Some houses may have gotten damaged by the storm but they can be fix. We were so lucky that the levee did not break or the whole city would have flooded.
I choose this event because I always think about what my life would be like if the levees did not break in New Orleans. What my education would be like, what my friends would be like, would I be a teenage mother? Would there still be as much killing if it didn’t happen or would there still be more? Would I be one of those kids who always talked back to my parents or always get into fight? Would I be doing drugs or out on the streets? And another thing I think about is, if I would have never moved I would have never met my friends in Texas or my friends out here in Georgia or my amazing boyfriend. But to end this off I wish Katrina never happened but then again I’m happy where I am right now.
Who You Are
I stare at my reflection in the mirror Why am I doing this to myself? Losing my mind on a tiny error I nearly left the real me on the shelf No, no, no, no Don't lose it all in the blur of the stars Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing It's okay not to be okay Sometimes it's hard to follow your heart Tears don't mean you're losing Everybody's bruising Just be true to who you are Who you are, who you are, who you are Who you are, who you are, who you are Who you are, who you are, who you are Who you are, who you are Brushing my hair, do I look perfect? I forgot what to do to fit the mold, yeah The more I try the less is working, yeah, yeah, yeah 'Cause everything inside me screams No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no Don't lose it all in the blur of the stars Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing It's okay not to be okay Sometimes it's hard, to follow your heart But tears don't mean you're losing Everybody's bruising There's nothing wrong with who you are Yes, no's, egos, fake shows, like boom Just go and leave me alone Real talk, real life, good luck, good night With a smile, that's my home, that's my home, no No, no, no, no, no, no, no Don't lose it all in the blur of the stars Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing It's okay not to be okay Sometimes it's hard to follow your heart Tears don't mean you're losing Everybody's bruising Just be true to who you are Yeah, yeah, yeah
Journey of Media Literacy
I learned that the world is all about social media. I learned what it means to be media literate, to be a media literate is to be able to understand how media works, it is about you’re and it helps you learn more about what it is and what it does. I learned how to précis but I still need to work on it and memorize it. I learned how to do a 6 word memoirs which I never heard of until I got into this class. I learned that some tv commercials and magazines aren’t really selling what you think their selling, you have to pay real close attention to pictures in the magazine and look at the products and do the same for commercials and listen to what they are saying. I am taking away the précis writing. I’m taking away how it’s preparing me for the real world and how society thinks. This class is different from other Language Arts classes because in this class we learn more about social media and things that are going on in this generation. Other classes talked about history information. In this class we used the computers for most of our assignments instead text books. I think this class had more assignments than any other Language Arts class. I think this class was more interesting and people paid more attention than any other class. We used more articles from the internet. We talked a lot about our personal life. In this class I think there was more wring then in the other classes. Not giving so much work back to back could be better. I don’t think there is much that needs to be done differently to make the class better. I think in the future the class will be fine.