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As you noted in this week’s assigned readings, we have grown up in a world saturated by media messages. How have media had an influence in your life? If so, in what ways? Consider the media you use, including print, broadcast, digital, and entertainment media.

Then consider:  Over the last decade, there have been frequent calls for young people to be better educated in media literacy – the ability to understand and make productive use of media.  Whether you feel you are or are not media literate, discuss the reasons why. Additionally, what can you do to become more media literate?

Using support from your textbook, please write a 200-300 word response to the questions above, and then post your message as a reply to this post here in the Main classroom forum. 

Then respond to other classmates' posts with constructive feedback regarding their answers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • WEEK1-DQ#2: (DUE: Saturday, June 23rd)Min. 200 Word Count:

Mass communication experts generally agree that American media dominate the worldwide media industry. 

What characteristics make American media unique and contribute to that dominance overseas? Additionally, what are some of the reasons media critics have called that dominance “cultural imperialism?”

Using support from your textbook, please write a 200-300 word response to the questions above and then post your message as a reply to this post here in the Main classroom forum.

Then respond to other classmates' posts with constructive feedback regarding their answers.

 

  • WEEK1-DQ#3: (DUE: Saturday, June 23rd)Min. 200 Word Count:

Consider:  Print and electronic media companies today tend to concentrate into large corporations and conglomerates.

Media conglomerates are getting bigger, with more media companies concentrating into fewer hands. Do you think this is a positive or a negative trend? Why?

Additionally, what are the reasons for corporate media growth, and how does each of these reasons relate to media products?

Using support from your textbook, please write a 200-300 word response to the questions above and then post your message as a reply to this post here in the Main classroom forum.

Then respond to other classmates' posts with constructive feedback regarding their answers.

 

 

Solution Description

As you noted in this week’s assigned readings, we have grown up in a world saturated by media messages. How have media had an influence in your life? If so, in what ways? Consider the media you use, including print, broadcast, digital, and entertainment media.

Then consider:  Over the last decade, there have been frequent calls for young people to be better educated in media literacy – the ability to understand and make productive use of media.  Whether you feel you are or are not media literate, discuss the reasons why. Additionally, what can you do to become more media literate?

Using support from your textbook, please write a 200-300 word response to the questions above, and then post your message as a reply to this post here in the Main classroom forum. 

Then respond to other classmates' posts with constructive feedback regarding their answers.


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