Media 101 Week 2

This week’s mass media lesson covers media literacy terms used in mass communication. This week’s class activity is to examine foreign media landscapes and determine how governments sometimes censor content to meet their agenda, especially during times of war. Students will be asked to research the pros and cons of internet censorship. How censorship invades our right to freedom of speech is often used as a media tactic used by big businesses or government for controlling one’s society and economy.

In Chapter 2, students will discover the use of semiotics, which are signs and symbols used to represent objects. Students will find that there is an art form to persuading others through the use the us of media framing. The class will also be discussing how satire and laughter can affect ones perspective on life’s troubles. At the end of the week, students will have their first exam for Chapters 1 and 2 to complete, which is based on mostly on media grammar and literacy.

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