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 13

This week in my Media Theory class we are finishing up with the textbook. We will be discussing the fallacies found when doing research and how to put a research paper all together. For homework, students will be asked to write a course reflection paper. Students will continue working on their final research paper, which… Continue reading Media Theory Week 13

Media Theory Week 12

This week my Media Theory class reviewed more quantitive methods like experiments and statistics. I covered an introduction to basics of statistics such as: mean, mode, median, range, standard dispersement, frequency distribution and variance. For discussion, the students will be sharing the various media ethical issues by reviewing the Facebook (FB) Experiment. In June of… Continue reading Media Theory Week 12

Media Theory Week 11

My Media Theory class will be covering quantitative methods this week, which include content analysis and surveys. The in-class group activity was to compare 1995 comics to 2015 comics and share the differences. Students were asked to examine the comic strip’s content of the setting, the plot, the facial expressions of characters, types of speech… Continue reading Media Theory Week 11

Media Theory Week 10

This week my Media Theory and Methods class will be studying Chapter 10 Ethnomethodology and Chapter 11 Participant Observation. Students are reading about how, ‘Love is a Game’ and how humor can add to a story. Their first group activity include creating a conversation by using Harold Garfinkel’s experiment method on what it is like… Continue reading Media Theory Week 10

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 6

This week in my Media Theory class we will discuss the psychoanalytic theory. Students will be writing about their favorite horror films. We will be covering Freud’s philosophy of one’s identity, ego, and superego. Students are also starting their midterm essay based on what they have learned about media and communication research methods so far… Continue reading Media Theory Week 6

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 Theory Week 2

This week my Media Theory class is studying the research process. We are looking at what it means to be a critical thinker and writer. Students are learning the importance of doing a literature review, as well as, what are good primary and secondary sources to use for research papers. Chapter #2 - Focus Questions:… Continue reading Media Theory Week 2

Media Theory Week 1

This week is the start of the Spring 2022 semester. one new class for me is Media Theory and Methods. The textbook I selected is called Media and Communication Research Methods written by Arthur Asa Berger. It is an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods. Chapter 1 covers - What Is Research? Why does… Continue reading Media Theory Week 1