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propaganda tour

posted Oct 14, 2011, 6:58 AM by Evan Juranek

Some things that shocked me in this tour is how hittler used media and advertisment to turn the country against jews.  This tour also made me feal very bad for t he people living in Europe at that time especially the Jewish people.  Most of the other stuff through the gallery and themes section I already knew from learning about WWII in the past but.

Pepsi Assembly

posted Oct 7, 2011, 6:42 AM by Evan Juranek

In this assembly I thought the video maid some good points on how control is so important. The video mainly focused on the most on how bullying, drugs, and words can effect someones life. The only thing I didn't fully understand in the assembly was when they showed random clips of movies, I didn't fully understand how that tied in with the word "control". Overall I thought the video was very sad and showed what is effecting allot of teens lifes in america.

Transition Blog

posted Oct 3, 2011, 7:27 AM by Evan Juranek

No i dont think it would be hard becuase i wouldnt know what the future is like so I wouldnt be missing out on anything
Yes i think technology will keep advancing becuase it has been doubling every 18 months for the past 50 or more years
no we should not cut back on using technology because if we cut back then we will never advance as a race
yes we could survive without it, we did when a long time ago so there is no reason we couldnt now.

How the U.S government can help our schools

posted Sep 27, 2011, 7:06 AM by Evan Juranek

Reaction to the 911 video

posted Sep 18, 2011, 5:55 PM by Evan Juranek

My reaction to this video was that it made me see 911 from a different perspective. The video was mostly home footage from people living in New York, I think this made the video feel like you were there when it happened. One thing that suprised me the most was when it showed some street in New York completely empty which is very strange looking to me because I've been to New York before and I've never seen one street empty even at night time. Another thing that I noticed was how everybody in the city were helping each other out and supporting each other. When 9/11 happened i was in 2nd grade and the only thing I really remember was the teachers being scared but I didn't really know what was going on. 

Reaction to media survey

posted Aug 31, 2011, 6:28 AM by Evan Juranek   [ updated Sep 1, 2011, 8:25 PM ]

I have learned from this survey that the use of digital media is clearly taking over printed media.  I think this survey shows how people get there news or if they even listen to the news any more. I noticed in this survey that FOX news is one of the more popular sources of news than the other tv stations. It seemed like the older age group was more interested in news than the younger people. Another thing I noticed was that younger people use the internet more than older people. 

Blogging responsibly

posted Aug 30, 2011, 5:09 PM by Evan Juranek

What are some of the potential dangers of blogging discussed in these texts?
Some potential dangers of blogging that were discussed in the text were that it some kids can use it to make threatening remarks to a teacher. Another danger is that blogging can effect you later on in life when you are trying to get a job.
 Which of these concerns are legitimate? Why or why not?
I think all of the concerns are legitimate that these text talked about because they can all seriously effect others or yourself.
 What other dangers are there in blogging that were not discussed in the texts?
Other dangers are that kids can use it to make fun of other kids witch can lead to depression or sometimes suicide   
 What should students keep in mind in order to practice responsible blogging?
Students should keep in mind that that blogging is public and what they say not only can other people read it but later on in life it can have a negative effect on your self.
 Suggest 2-3 rules you think would be appropriate for the class to follow as part of a blog policy.
1. To not give out personal information.
2. Do not make fun of others or bully.
3. Only right what you want others to see.

chapter 1 mass communication

posted Aug 29, 2011, 6:46 AM by Evan Juranek   [ updated Aug 30, 2011, 7:09 PM ]

I thought that this first chapter was overall fairly interesting.  The things that interested me were how the media have such a huge impact on my life and society in general.  I thought it was interesting on how communication, culture, and mass media are all linked together.  I liked how the chapter talked about some history and told us when and how the first typing devices were invented.  It also talked about how the telograph was the first step of media in the digital era.
    Another thing I found interesting was how it talked about how America was changing not just media an example would be how it talked about how America was going through the industrial revolution during the time that the media was having significant changes as well.  I also liked how it talked about how modern media is so different than it was years ago.  An example of this would be that when tvs first came out people had to work around the medias schedual and had to plan to watch a show at a certain time now days if we miss a show we can just record it or look it up on  the internet. Another example would be that in the old days the media like tv would make there shows appeal to all audiences but now tv shows appeal to specific audiences becuase so many people prefer to use other forms of media like facebook cell phones and so on.
       The last things that interest me about this chapter was when it talked about how new things get old quick and how old things become classics, and the critical process. The critical process was interesting because I didnt know that there even was a process for critisising things. The complaints I have about this chapter was that the models were confusing I understood what they were trying to say but I thought it was pointless to make a chart or ranking system of people by what media they listen to or watch. An example of this would be the scyscraper model they talked about were they said high culture are people that watch things like hamlet or beethoven while low culture are people that watch things like Avatar which dosent make any since becuase im sure there are alot of intellegent people that saw the movie Avatar.

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