War Zone

Cell phones can report live updates of anything going on. We depend so much on mobile devices, so we can record anything and post it instantly. I think Twitter feeds are reliable sources from people in war zones. It’s hard, almost impossible, to make up stuff in war zones. A lot of news sources will rely on peoples Twitter feed to get information.

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Media

Should the media apologize to the public when it makes a mistake? Absolutely, it is morally correct to admit your mistakes. I don’t think it will make things worse apologizing. It will show trust into your viewers, that you can admit your mistakes. A lot of people like honesty since it’s the best policy.

24

My experience without media may be different from others. I spent my first 12 hours working Black Friday at Academy Sports. Oh my! Because of so much foot traffic, the radio at work wasn’t playing because there were many calls going out over the intercom. The policy on Black Friday was that we cannot use our phones or any mobile device. We had to provide strictly customer service.  After Black Friday was over, I went home and slept literally the next 12 hours. It was not difficult at all without media; because we were so busy I didn’t have time to check my phone. I missed being in the loop on social media and keeping up with everyone’s Black Friday experience.  I do not miss the drama, the phone calls and the politics on my Twitter feed.  I think the effect, if I wasn’t so busy, would almost kill me. I am a very social person, so my contacts would be worried if they have not heard from me. I felt awesome about the assignment and I am surprised I made the 24 hours honestly. Everyone in your future classes should participate in this assignment because it’s a good wake up call.

I have learned a lot about my media consumption. Oh boy, I am addicted to media. On the scale 1-10, I would rate myself a 10 because social media does control me. I am a Public Relations major, so I like to keep in the loop (rating of 10). I plan to approach the media the same away. Being active on all social media sites and making sure I post responsibly.  Recommending others to complete a media journal is an absolute.  A media journal helps you in many ways, especially realizing your media consumption.  Also, you are building examples of your writing skills.

Questioning the Media

Do students lose their First Amendment rights when they enter the schoolhouse door? Well, yes and no. Every comment has a consequence and public school officials have the right to protect everyone. School administrators have a handbook that they enforce. If there wasn’t any censoring of students, I do not think there would be control in the school district.

Questioning the Media

Do students lose their First Amendment rights when they enter the schoolhouse door? Well, yes and no. Every comment has a consequence and public school officials have the right to protect everyone. School administrators have a handbook that they enforce. If there wasn’t any censoring of students, I do not think there would be control in the school district.

Video games

Before I read the chapter, I would not have considered video games to be a form of mass communication.  I thought it just provided the person who is playing video games with the information. Video games are a form of mass communications because it provides to a large crowd. For example, you can play online with thousands of other people.

Super Bowl

Watching the Super Bowl is one of my favorite things to do each year. I watch it mostly for the ads, especially since they pay millions of dollars to have them showed. I like them because they appeal to my senses. I don’t dislike the ads because I know it takes a lot of work to make them. I don’t have a favorite one because every year I have a new one.