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 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 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

The Kaplan Library

Today, I am having one of MSMC’s librarians from The Kaplan Family Library visit both of my technology classes, which is located in Newburgh, NY. She shared about where certain things are located within the library and what sources are available online for students. The librarian also talked about the various databases and how they… Continue reading The Kaplan Library

Tymor Park

Today, I took a much needed break from grading papers to take Shadow to Tymor Park in Lagrangeville, NY. It was an absolutely a beautiful day to drive and get together with friends. We watched their husbands play a of game of Gaelic (GAA) football, which is like the sport of rugby. It is my… Continue reading Tymor Park

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 9

This week’s Media class is learning the in and outs of Public Relations. We covered the topic of rhetoric and how by constructing written or spoken words can be affected by ethos, logos, and pathos, which is persuasion used by an author to convince others to see their viewpoint. For example, a writer can use… Continue reading Media 101 Week 9

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

Freedom of Expression

Cancel Culture has struck again saying there are 6 Dr. Seuss books deemed inappropriate for young children. In my opinion this is infringing on our freedom of expression just like old time book burning. Where is the right to choose what we want to read or write anymore? Parents should be able to decide for… Continue reading Freedom of Expression

Library Research

This week my technology students will have the pleasure of learning about the Marist College library. As a college students knowing how to do proper research is key to writing successful term papers. Not only does a student write a paper, but it must be in proper format either MLA or APA. As a college… Continue reading Library Research