Monday, February 14, 2011


The Phonographic Aspect
I would view this blog again, I enjoyed the photos and they were well organized so it wasn't hard to look at. It is very clear what they author is blogging about. The color scheme was a bit boring, but the opening photo was nice.

Out Law Poetry
This blog had a some nice poems however some were way to long that you lost interest by the time you got to the end. it had a good design but the colors could have been for vibrent. it was not hard to navigate through.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Key Roles of Mass Media

1. The media supply information about important events (nationally and internationally). "Egypt Boosts Pay 15% for Government Employees" This is important information a salaries increase is the latest attempt to defuse popular anger amid protests demanding President Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

2.The media influence what we talk and think about (hit movies, scandals, politics, etc). "Most listened to songs of 2010" Everyone is influenced by music today, however for some people if its not in the top 10 they wont listen to it because its not "cool enough". This also happens with movies and books.

3.The media allow us to expand our personal experience (ex: safari adventures, war, famine).
We don't always get to experience for ourselves the things we'd like to, so when we watch things on T.V or read magazines we open our minds to those other things. Free The Chrilden came to our school last week and opened my mind to events happening in other parts of the world. they have to deal with so many everyday problems that people living in Canada and other well off countries don't have to.

4.The media show us the images we come to accept as normal (standards of appearance, language, behaviour). People tend to believe that everything we see on T.V and read in magazines in thought to be true. According to these things we are lead to believe that girls are as small as tooth picks and that all black people steal and kill other people. But thats not the case at all. all girls are different sizes and just because one black peoson did those things, that doesnt link every other one to it aswell.

5. Advertising and public relations messages reach us through the media (buy products, accept ideas). This kinda goes along with the saying monkey see monkey do, because when people see a famous person like Drew Barrymore using Covergirl Smoky Shadow Blast in the Commercial they all want to buy it to see if its as wonderfull as she makes it out to be.

6.The media entertain us.
the meida today is filled with thousands of shows that people love to watch for entertainment. for me i like to wactch One Tree Hill

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Media Literacy & Your Expectations

One of the most important parts of the first video is, that Media Literacy is not just about analyzing the Media, its also about accessing and creating the media. Also to teach people to be more critical towards the Media and to be more powerful media producers.
The second video talks about the five core questions of media literacy, they are: who sent this message, what techniques are used to attack my attention, how might other people understand this message, what values are responded in or omitted from this message and why was the message sent. It also talks about how people are not taught about racism and how people need to work together instead of against each other then we would be able to talk about things and make dissections.
A few things i would like to learn about all the stereotyping and racism behind Disney. Also how much the internet is becoming the first thing people go to.