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Week 8 Discussion Responses

Week 8 Discussion Responses


Read these below responses for the question and provide a SHORT  answer- address each student as if you were talking to them directly and give them your opinion on their response to the question- three separate answers for these three students.   Example did you like what they said? DO you agree or disagree and three sentences why 



Topic 8 DQ 1

Revisit your assignment from Topic 1.  Do you feel that your level of media literacy has increased during the process of this course?

 Danielle Re: Topic 8 DQ 1

Throughout the duration of this course, I have gained a significant amount of knowledge on media literary. As I continued my weekly studies, I began to be more intentional when reading articles, watching the news, and strolling social media. I looked for the influence of social media in politics and representation of groups as well as the treatment of groups in news coverage… especially during the week everything took place on the capitol. I now pay attention to framing by media outlets. I will honestly admit that I did not know much of anything about qualitative, textual, or rhetorical methods.

Media advertisement is another aspect that I look at more intentionally now. “Ethnic-media planning oftentimes is done without the context of the general- or mass-market plan; instead, the primary focus is on ethnic media properties and content (Adweek, 2001). This suggests that some advertisers and their media agencies may place less value on or forgo ethnic segmentation.” (James and Lindsey-Warren, 2018)

 Zackery -Re: Topic 8 DQ 1

GRowing up during the time before the internet, I remember when having computer in school was a privilige. If you got to use, you earned the right to play a game on it, and they were very basic. I look at technology today, and we have miniture computers in everyone’s hand. I find this simply fascinating. I know that some people could care less, but I think the future is completely unfathomable at this point. The growth of media has been no different. For me, I never considered how politicians interact with social media. That was the eye-opening part of the course for me. I always new things regarding how social media is utilized by everyday “common” folks, as some owuld say. I have been aware of celebrity usage to suede others to see their point. One of the biggest movements through social media that involved a celebrity start was the Me Too! movement. Movements like this might not have been possible before the internet existed. But politicians using the internet to spread their messages was an eye-opener. I always thought of most politicians as being “too-old” to use the internet. I figured they had someone doing it for them. But I uncovered that many politicians don’t want someone else speaking for them all the time. I know there are writers and all, but the interaction, outside of mainstream news media was new to me. And to be quite frank, I am not sure why it surprised me to discover this, because it shouldn’t have been that surprising to see politicans use effective communication means.

 Elizabeth Re: Topic 8 DQ 1

Topic 8 DQ1

During the process of this course, I learned about media literacy. Honestly, I did not pay attention to how people use positive and negative media, can access and be critically evaluate, create or manipulate media, and about qualitative, textual, or rhetorical methods. Maybe because I use it as a personal or private message. Learn about the media messages and the experience of the different cultures with the same media is very impressive. Each question, comment, and example you post is good work to build a new point of view about media. According to Hooker (2019) “Creating this literacy doesn’t happen without the right tools, teachers, leaders, and mindsets when it comes to using all of this “media” in our world” (p12).

Media change in history now in this era we have new media changes continuously since it is constantly modified and redefined by the interaction between the creative uses of the masses, emerging technology, cultural changes. Media have a greater influence on us as we get younger or older. Choice of clothing, music, TV, social profile, the language we use is heavily influenced by this characteristic. Understand the influence of micro-cultures in media and the impact of stereotypes on audiences and their effects. According to Kunst (2020), “Assessing the source credibility and argument quality of a message influences whether recipients will accept or reject a message” (p.2)