Media Theory Week 15

This is the last week for my Media Theory course. Students will continue to present their research projects. In class, we will be discussing more about the FB experiment and be analyzing quantitative stats as to how televised football games are portrayed in the media. For their final exam, each student will be writing a… Continue reading Media Theory Week 15

Media Theory Week 14

This week students presented their research projects to the class. Most students included a survey with quantitative results as part of their PowerPoint, as a way to help prove their thesis. Several also included their literature review as part of their presentation. Some students found interesting case studies to incorporate into their research. A few… Continue reading Media Theory Week 14

Media Theory Week 5

This week in my Media Theory class is covering the Karl Marxist’s theory of Capitalism and how the conflict theory affects the mass media. Students will be analyzing The Hunger Games movie based on a Marxist’s ideology viewpoint to see how class systems works in film. Chapter 5 Focus Questions: Ideology - is defined as… Continue reading Media Theory Week 5

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 11

This week’s media class topic is Media Ethics. Students will be reviewing the philosophy of categorical imperative by Kant. We will also covering both the Golden rule and the Golden mean. While we have laws and rules to help govern us, but everyone has their own moral compass. Media, advertising, and the news can easily… Continue reading Media 101 Week 11

Media 101 Week 8

This week my media class is discussing the topic of Journalism going from information to participation. Students will be learning about the different types of journalism that exist. The textbook includes the history of several famous journalists that influenced the concept of objectivity. We discussed how events and stories are often negatively framed by media… Continue reading Media 101 Week 8

Media 101 Week 5

This week we are covering the history of photography and film. Students are learning how altering images is an ethical issue of stretching the truth. In this chapter, we discussed the issues of using green screens to create 3D graphics and motion, we discussed that tv companies should not glamorize acts of violence, and lastly… Continue reading Media 101 Week 5

Media 101 Week 4

This week my media class will be exploring the history of radio. Students will discover the inventions like the phonograph, the graphophone, and the gramophone. We will review how the recording of sound went from analog to digital, which forever changed the music industry. The class will cover the history of music from Tin Pan… Continue reading Media 101 Week 4

Media 101 Week 3

This week my class will be reviewing print media. We will discuss how the publishing industry evolved over time by going from newspapers to digital media. Students will be reading two articles on whether Google has made us smarter or dumber. Next, they will examine the Project Guetenberg website by reviewing short stories from 1920’s.… Continue reading Media 101 Week 3

Good News!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life - John 3:16. Good News! Isn’t it? God sent His son Jesus Christ, so that we can goto heaven. God created us, God loves us, God forgives us, and… Continue reading Good News!