I think that while the Pepsi Assembly was very good about relating to teen issues, if it was more than a little over-dramatic and just plain depressing. I understand the fact that they're just trying to get the point across but they did it in a way that was corny and way over the top.
When I saw the video it had a very surreal feeling to it because that was the first time I had every seen that footage. I remember when it happened in second grade, we were going over spelling words in Mrs. Rogers' class and she got called out of the office. All the adults and some of the fourth graders had looks of disbelief on their faces but none of us knew what was going on. I didn't even know what happened until my mom picked me up after school.
Out of all the 9/11 documentaries I have seen this is by far the most real because it actually had the real footage with real audio; no voice overs. I also liked the fact that it wasn't just a recap of what happened but we actually saw the same thing that the witnesses in New York saw.
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What do you think about the plans for commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11? How much is too much? Who makes that decision? What feels right? What feels wrong? Explain your thoughts.
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I think that 9/11 should be a day of remembrance and contemplation, not just for the marketing companies to make a quick buck. While TV specials and fundraisers are considered appropriate, i believe that commemorative bottles of Chardonnay is where we should draw the line. I think that companies should avoid marketing gimmicks on 9/11 because anything that they do could be considered self-serving and disrespectful.
Mass communication is the process of designing cultural messages and stories and delivering them to large and diverse audiences through media channels as old and distinctive as the printed book and as new as the internet. This is made possible by a combination of culture, which is defined as the symbols of expression that individuals, groups, and societies use to make sense of daily life and to articulate their values. The electronic era began a gradual transformation from an industrial, print based society to an information age, starting with the telegraph. digital communication played a big part in the digital era, obviously, as did media convergence- which basically means the changes occurring in media companies concerning media content.
The foundation of media is in the narrative, or storytelling, business. Media has a huge impact in our everyday life by influencing what we think or enjoy. Popular culture can be described as a skyscraper, the top floors representing high culture such as ballet, symphony, or opera; the bottom floors representing low culture like reality TV.
Some potential dangers of blogging are: giving out too much personal information, cyber bullying, and other privacy related issues. They are all pretty legitimate concerns, for instance if you give out too much personal information you take the risk of being targeted by predators. Another risk of blogging is creating a bad impression with a potential employer; if you were getting hired at a business you wouldn't want HR to find bad language or inappropriate conversations on your Facebook profile. Some safe blogging practices you should keep in mind are protect your private information and keep it appropriate.
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