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Propaganda

posted Oct 15, 2011, 7:50 PM by Amber McCauley

While looking at the website I learned a lot. During World War I they used propaganda as a means to shape public opinions and behavior. It is used to advertise and a form of mass communication. I really liked the timeline on this website. It was easy to use. It made learning about each year interesting as you navigated through the decades. The gallery on the website was really interesting also. It was cool being able to look at the pictures and posters from that time and seeing the way people advertised and used propaganda from 1919 to 1948.

A link to other nazi propaganda from this time


http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm

Pepsi Assembly

posted Oct 7, 2011, 6:33 AM by Amber McCauley

The pepsi assembly yesterday was a pretty good assembly. I thought it was sad but it made you think about your life and about the desicions that you make. I think that it was a great way to talk about the issues they brought up becasue it was entertaining and kept our attention the entire time. They inculded the clips from popular movies for this point, to get up interested in the movie and what they were trying to discuss. If i were to change anything I would probably add more stories becasue those are the parts that really affect you and  make you think.

Transition

posted Oct 3, 2011, 7:27 AM by Amber McCauley

1. Yes because I really enjoy the new technologies and like the time period we are in now because of them.
2. Yes it will always continue to advance. Phones will keep getting newer and computers will devolp more stuff.
3. I think we are all into technology a lot but I think that because technology is so imortant we should continue to use it and I think that everyone would have a hard time going back to less technology after we have had all the luxuary of it.

9/11 Video Reaction

posted Sep 18, 2011, 5:08 PM by Amber McCauley

I think that watching the documentary about 9/11 was important. By watching this it gave me a different way of seeing how the attack affected different people. There were nine people who were living in New York City and recorded what was going on on that devastating day. We were able to see the reactions that they were all having about the attacks and they even captured the citizens thoughts that were around them. Things like this are important to be captured and shown so people can get a different perspective on how others were feeling and what they witnessed on this terrifying day in American History.

Reaction to Survey

posted Aug 31, 2011, 6:24 AM by Amber McCauley

After looking at the survey I noticed a few trends.  Most of the people in the age group 14-18 use their cell phones to access the internet and also do social networking.  Only one person out of the 175 people didnt have either cable or satalite. I also noticed at there were only 4 people wihtout cell phones. Most people who filled out the question about which newspaper they read said the Sate Journal Register. The last trend I noticed was most people prefer cable television instead of local television.

Blogging Responsibly

posted Aug 30, 2011, 5:10 PM by Amber McCauley

From the reading material of the two articles there were a lot of potential dangers with blogging that was discussed. A few of them were not giving out any personal information on the internet. The internet is an easy way for people to access you. When you put your phone number or address out it is very easy for people to see and then find or contact you. Also anything you put on the internet, no matter how long ago it was, it will forever be out there.  The articles both talked about the danger of writing something online or pictures that you post.  Future employers can do a check of you online and see things that you wrote several years ago and it could be the reason for you not getting hired. All of these concerns are legitimate because it shows how things you say can not only hurt others or yourself but even down the road could sabotage you with careers. As we are doing blogs students need to keep their information private and be careful with what they say online to others or just something they mention on their blogs. Three rules would be to keep all personal information off of the internet, keep all blog posts on school related topics, and to not say anything that could be taken in a mean or hateful way.

Chapter One - Mass Communication: A Critical Approach

posted Aug 29, 2011, 6:42 AM by Amber McCauley   [ updated Aug 29, 2011, 7:06 AM ]

In the reading there was some interesting information. I thought the way the author wrote the book was entertaining and he made some good points. I liked the Skyscraper model because it made it easy to understand the differences in high and low culture and see how it worked. I found it interesting how much we have progressed with how we get our information and how important TV and the internet have become in our society. Facebook, Twitter, and blogs have become one of the main ways of getting information and news. Most people read about things on Facebook and twitter before they actually see it on the news. The chapter also included things about the critical process of media literacy. It talked about the five steps in critiquing the works and the differences between a critical review and a cynical review. I thought the chapter was long but it made some interesting points and the writing style made it easy to read.

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