Local News Update
Media is a wide spread of different types of thoughts, opinions and perspectives. I believe that it has taken over our lives as people especially technology. We always have our phones texting and not really talking on the phone. What about back then where they use to write letters to each other and you have to wait days to get it. There are pros and cons to the media. It could either ruin a famous person’s career or it could help make the celebrity succeed. The media can make rumors and twist the story around so people who watch television, read the newspaper, use the internet can be entertained. The media has a big impact on our lives especially new technology that is coming out. Everything revolves around money, power and technology if you don’t have any of that then your nothing to the world that’s what people say. In media it depends on your status, how you live, what you wear, what you eat and the people that you know. Media can advertise products to get the customers to invest or buy that product if it’s on sale. I believe that media literate means someone who can look past the masquerade and what we see from our perspective. Someone who can look farther than the average person and has more knowledge and know how everything works. Media literate means enabling people to analyze, evaluate, and create messages in a wide variety of media modes, genres, and formats. Media is a struggle for people and we just accept it because it entertains us as a society and that’s sad.
spoken word on fear
Wednesday, Jan. 1st, 12-9pm
Atlanta, GA, United States
My course reflection
In 12th grade Media Literacy I have learned a lot of information in only 9 weeks. When I first arrived in this class I thought this semester was going to be boring. What I love about this class is that it’s basically hands-on, there’s always something to accomplish and you have to really think and comprehend what you are reading in the exercises that she gives us. I also liked how the class was all mainly all about media, something that our generation understands and enjoy doing in everyday life. What I didn’t like about the class was that we had to do précis most of the time when we had to read an article. I understand that the teacher just wanted us to learn how to write good and for us to point out the main ideas in the piece of writing. But I can honestly say it was a struggle sometimes. She taught me to appreciate writing and that it will make a good impact on my writing skills when I get to college. This class would be better than an original British literature class. Even though I knew a lot about social media in the beginning, there is always something new to learn. In some of the topics that we talked about inspired me to make a change in our society. I enjoyed reading the books about the government having control of the people. I learned that we are experiencing the same things in our society and we should not live in fear but be ourselves and open. I believe that this class has impacted me the most because we talk about what goes on the news, facts and different perspectives. If I was to have a say in what should be different for the upcoming students I would have to say have debates so the students will be able to interact more with and be able to learn from different perspectives and opinions. You could learn how their thinking process is and how they understand and comprehend the information.
The Pale-blue dot
The video a Pale blue dot by Carl Sagan was beautiful. It showed all the people that we see on a daily basis and what we do on a normal basis. The problem with us is that we take each other for granted and we like to always be at war with each other. We are all supposed to love and care for each other until the end of time. It’s getting to that point where the world is coming to an end. We are so apart of the world on social media throwing money and the air and acting like there is nothing better than being rich and famous. That’s not what living on earth is all about. When are we going to realize that the way we live and communicate matters and we need to do better about what we do on a daily basis. We are ruining our community as a whole with the wars and we are polluting the air. What really hit me and made me think is when he said that we are just a tiny pale blue dot with all our friends, family and superstars we know. We are really small and I believe that we are not going to finally come together as one until it’s too late. If I was to make a mark on the planet I would want it to impact and inspire people to do better with their lives and not blame it on everybody else and the world because of a struggle they went through in their past. All I want is for everyone to get along with each other and not fight over unnecessary conflicts. Also I want people to help people who are in need to have a better life. I could contribute by leading by example and getting people inspired to make a difference and help the community more and people will be more appreciative.