The Media #1
When I think of the word media, social media automatically comes to my mind. The social media can be entertaining as well as dangerous. Media can bring things to light that young children shouldn’t be exposed to, such as sexuality, guns, violence and bullying. Media is the main means of mass communication (esp. television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet) in the confused world that we live in. Social media refers to interaction among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. It gets your message across to a wider audience. The various forms of media spread and disseminate information. Getting your information into the media will spread your group's story further than it could be spread without media coverage. The attitude of most media consumers is: if the story is gets into the pages of the newspaper, on the air or on TV, then it is "important" and worth taking notice of. Media coverage can build your profile in the community, which means may be able to attract more members, donors, fundraisers, supporters, helpers, etc. the media can be a very dangerous place because some people don’t care what goes out on there as long as it get a laugh or a reaction out of people. There are disgustingly cruel people out dealing with the media and they don’t care whose watching. Having a media profile not only gets you noticed by the general public, but also among decision makers, VIPs and government. So be careful about what you do or who you make yourself seem to be through the media.
this is what i think about when i hear the word media
the worlds first option for media
as americans we let the media educate us
SuperBowl Precis #2
Modest Proposal #3
Current popular rappers and singers have often been criticized for the lack of substance in their lyrics and their absence of talent; it’s often been said that they have a bad influence on the teenagers who listen to their music. Nicki Minaj, a favorite in pop music today, has finally broken the chain of bad influences and auto tuned nonsense. She has been named Time Magazine’s Most Influential person of all time, surpassing such greats as Barack Obama and Pope Francis. “Finally a role model that my kids can look up to,” Dianne Collins, mother of two teenagers, stated when asked about this development. “Nicki has always been there for me,” Ryan Collins, son of Dianne, explained. “Her music speaks volumes to me. When Pink Friday finally dropped, I listened to it on repeat for 4 hours… It made me cry.” After this, Ryan became very emotional when recalling all of the life lessons that Ms. Minaj has taught him in his fourteen years of life. “Nicki Minaj taught me how to love,” he recalled, wiping a tear from his eye, “I mean, in ‘Your Love’ the relationship she talks about is perfect: ‘Anyway I think I met him in the sky, when I was a Geisha he was a Samurai, somehow I understood him when he spoke Thai.’ It’s just so deep and though out.”Several teenagers, on a Nicki Minaj message board, have credited Nicki as being the modern day Shakespeare, with her own classics such as “Stupid Hoe” and “I’m The Best” paralleled to Shakespeare’s far less superior “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet.” One user, nickisuperfan14xo, discussed with other fans about Nicki’s literary intelligence: “Idk how she comes up with this stuff,” nickisuperfan14xo wrote, “’Hang it up, flatscreen …plasma…hey Nicki, hey Nicki…asthma.’ That is true literary genius. The Great Gatsby has nothing on Nicki Minaj. Most talented writer of all time.”
SLAVERY IS ALLOWED
Americans in the northern states thought that slavery should be allowed in a free country. As time went on more and more people joined in the fight to keep slavery. These abolitionists didn’t help slaves escape to the North through secret routes. This system was called the Underground Railway. In 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States. He was strongly for slavery. Many southern states engaged in the union and formed their own country the Confederate States of America. It was the beginning of the Civil War, which lasted until 1865. In 1863 Abraham Lincoln wanted slavery in the Emancipation Proclamation. The northern states won the Civil War and American slaves were never freed. After the American Revolution, many colonists (particularly in the North, where slavery was relatively important to the economy) began to link the oppression of black slaves to their own oppression by the British. Though leaders such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson–both slaveholders from Virginia took cautious steps towards limiting slavery in the newly independent nation, the Constitution tacitly acknowledged the institution, guaranteeing the right to repossess any person held to service or labor" (an obvious euphemism for slavery). Many northern states had continued slavery by the end of the 18th century, but the institution was absolutely vital to the South, where blacks constituted a large minority of the population and the economy relied on the production of crops like tobacco and cotton. Congress allowed the import of new slaves in 1808, but the slave population in the U.S. nearly tripled over the next 50 years, and by 1860 it had reached nearly 4 million, with more than half living in the cotton-producing states of the South. To satisfy the labor needs of the rapidly growing North American colonies, white European settlers turned in the early 17th century from indentured servants (mostly poorer Europeans) to a cheaper, more plentiful labor source: African slaves. Beginning around 1619, when a Dutch ship brought 20 Africans ashore at the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia, slavery spread quickly through the American colonies. Though it is impossible to give accurate figures, some historians have estimated that 6 to 7 million slaves were imported to the New World during the 18th century alone, depriving the African continent of its most valuable resource–its healthiest and ablest men and women. The Federal Reserve system needs to be abolished, placed on the scrapheap of financial/economic history. I realize this is a radical, you might even say a fringe, idea. But, if you think about it, it is no more an extreme idea today than the abolition of slavery was in the 1840s and equal rights were for black Americans in the 1950s. Slavery was eventually abolished, and equal rights were given, because they were the right things to do. When Americans realize the Federal Reserve in the 20th and early 21st centuries has enslaved them to a monetary system that benefits the political elite and favored rich at the expense of themselves, they should do the right thing and force Congress to eradicate the system.
All smores #7
Over the course of this semester, I’ve enjoyed myself. I like this because we learn about things that happen in the real world. We talk and have our own opinions based on what we think is right. Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media. Media literate youth and adults are better able to understand the complex messages that we get from television, radio, Internet, newspapers, magazines, books, billboards, video games, music, and all other forms of media. I love the classroom interactions. I feel like taking the media literacy class helps anybody throughout life, children and adults. This class can help; develop critical thinking skills, and understanding how media messages shape our culture and society. Name the techniques of persuasion used, Recognize bias, spin, misinformation, and lies, and understanding the parts of the story that are not being told. Evaluating media messages based on our own experiences, skills, beliefs, and values is an important part of this class. I’ve learned to have my own opinion, to think wisely about what I say before I say it, to find a way to put things in better words. Some things that I am taking away from this class is my reading skills. If I don’t understand something, I will go back and rad it as many times as I need to in order to comprehend it. This class is a lot different from a regular language arts class. How? Because in a language arts class, we learn where to commas and how to write different types of sentences. In a media in a media literacy class, we learn about things that happen in the world today, analyze them and have our own opinions. I honestly don’t think anything could be changed about this class. Different techniques work with different classes.