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Museum experience

posted Oct 14, 2011, 7:13 AM by Al C

From the tour i learned that the Germans used propaganda to change how other people thought of the Jews.  I liked how even through hard times the jews stuck together. http://www.crestock.com/blog/design/german-propaganda-posters-from-the-20th-century-129.aspx this is an example of German propaganda posters and how they turn the German people against the jews

Pepsi Assembly Reaction

posted Oct 7, 2011, 6:26 AM by Al C

I thought the pepsi assembly was pretty sad.  It showed how bullying can affect peoples lives.  It shows that if you say something hurtful then the person might take it personaly.  It showed the personal accounts of people and how they felt about losing a loved one.

Transition

posted Oct 3, 2011, 7:27 AM by Al C

1. Yes because there wouldnt be a lot of entertainment going on.
 
2. Yes i think technology will keep advancing i dont think there is a limit.
 
3. I dont think we should because it helps get more advanced.  I think we would be able to survive without it but it would be a lot harder.

Improved Education

posted Sep 27, 2011, 7:11 AM by Al C


911 Reaction

posted Sep 18, 2011, 11:11 AM by Al C

I was surprised when i watched the videos on 911.  The videos show how shocking and surprising everything was that day.  Everyone was in panic and didn't know what was happening.  The video also shows how people help each other in the worst conditions.  I barely remember this happening because i was so young and its weird to see the home videos of these events.

Survey Reaction

posted Aug 31, 2011, 6:25 AM by Al C

There were many things that i noticed about the survey.  One thing i noticed was that the majority of the people get their information from television and the internet.  The second thing i noticed was that most of the shows that people watch are news  stations.  The third thing i noticed is that almost everybody watches television in the evening. Another trend that i noticed was that a large percentage of people like to read about entertainment or sports.  The final thing that i noticed was that most teens are on the internet for social networking.

Blogging Responsibly

posted Aug 30, 2011, 2:55 PM by Al C

What are some of the potential dangers of blogging discussed in these texts?
In the text they talked about many things that can be dangerous about blogging.  One thing that they warned about was not to give out a lot of information online because of the threat of predators.  You never know who exactly your talking to online.  The second thing that they talked about was cyber bullying. This can cause major emotional damage to people being bullied.  For example in the text a person being bullied online committed suicide. 

Which of these concerns are legitimate? Why or why not?
I think that all of these concerns are legitimate because your hear stories on the news of these things happening all the time.

What other dangers are there in blogging that were not discussed in the texts?
I personally think that the text covered all the major issues about blogging.  I can't think of anymore things to be worried about.

What should students keep in mind in order to practice responsible blogging?
I would say to keep in mind the feelings of others because you never know how much of an impact it will have on them

Suggest 2-3 rules you think would be appropriate for the class to follow as part of a blog policy.
The first rule i would have for the class is treat others with respect.  The second rule i would have is that no one give out personal information for their own safety.

  

Chapter 1 Mass Communication

posted Aug 29, 2011, 6:46 AM by Al C

This chapter really explores the culture and history of the media.  This chapter explains how growing technology affected our culture and the media.  I like how the chapter starts by showing that the printing press was one of the first great pieces of technology.  It allowed people to produce things in large quantities and also a lot faster.  Before the prining press people had to do manuel work to make things.  This required a lot of time and was slow process.  The printing press really is the first step in mass communication.
    After the printing press the next major step in mass communication was the digital era.  This era changed a lot in media and also culture.  Information such a texts and sounds are turned into a signal.  It allows for information to be sent anywhere instantaneously.  This has a major role in our society because with this technology the news is everywhere. 
    Finally in this chapter after they talk about the rise of mass communication and how its affected our culture.  They compare high and low culture differently.  First they have a skyscraper model which puts the high culture on top and the low culture on the bottom.  Many critics have different opinions on what should be on top and what should be on bottom.  Then they compare culture as a map which allows for more flexability, but this is not an accurate way of classifying culture. 

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