Media Theory Week 9

This week my Media Theory class covered two qualitative methods, which are interviewing and historical analysis. The first group activity included interviewing a martian from Mars whose spaceship just landed on Earth, as an investigative reporter. All the students quickly realized asking open ended questions do not work well in the interviewing process. Next, we… Continue reading Media Theory Week 9

Media Theory Week 4

This week my Media Theory class is studying Rhetoric. We covered Aristotle’s philosophy of rhetoric 3 branches, which are ethos, logos, and pathos. Students will be analyzing rhetoric used in political advertisements. We discussed the art of persuasion found in capitalism. Here are Chapter 4 focus questions: How does Aristotle define rhetoric? What are its… Continue reading Media Theory Week 4

Media 101 Week 15

Yes, this Friday is the last day of classes, which means next week is final exams for students. This week’s Media 101 class is also covering how mass media affects the world globally. We discussed how the digital divide hinders the ability to communicate to everyone. We reviewed how foreign authoritative government’s often control their… Continue reading Media 101 Week 15

Media 101 Week 14

The week media class is reviewing chapter 14 as to how mass communication is affected by politics. Students had a chance to discuss how negative aspects play into forming our political views. I shared the importance of the how the Constitution provides help with bipartisan disagreements. The history behind this concept is fully explain by… Continue reading Media 101 Week 14

Media 101 Week 10

This week’s Media class is learning about the history of advertising and how persuasive images are used to convince others to purchase products and services. The actual barter trading system has been in play since the beginning of time. Centuries later, persuasive advertising is still happening. It quickly expanded digitally via the internet and sometimes… Continue reading Media 101 Week 10

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… Continue reading Media 101 Week 2