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Intro to Media Studies. HONORS Senior Language Arts Spring 2014. Your daily media total?. Total up your number of screen-time hours from an average day (TV, movies, cell phones, computer , video games , kindle, ipad , online newspapers/magazines, websites, etc ).

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intro to media studies

Intro to Media Studies

HONORS Senior Language Arts

Spring 2014

your daily media total
Your daily media total?
  • Total up your number of screen-time hours from an average day (TV, movies, cell phones, computer, video games, kindle, ipad, online newspapers/magazines, websites, etc).
  • How long do you think you can go without any screen-time?
  • Total the number of hours you spend with any other media in an average day (books, newspapers, magazines).
  • Add the two numbers.
  • How long do you think you could go without any media use/interaction?
our relationship with the mass media
Our Relationship with the Mass Media

THINK ABOUT THIS – BE READY TO DISCUSS IN A FEW MINUTES

“What exactly is the nature of our relationship with media? And could we sustain our social ties and our democratic practices for very long if we were unable to connect to each other through mediated words, sounds, and images?”

(Campbell, Martin, & Fabos, 2011)

the media storytellers
The Media Storytellers
  • At their WORST, the media’s appetite for telling and selling stories leads them to exploit or misrepresent tragedy.
    • Exploit or misrepresent events or people
    • Hurtle from one event to another
    • Lose their critical distance
  • At their BEST, our media reflect and sustain the values and traditions of a vital democracy.
    • Help us understand events and trends
    • Engage and entertain
mass media defined
Mass media defined
  • Mass media are industries that create and distribute the following to large numbers of people:
    • Songs, novels, newspapers, movies, Internet services, TV shows, magazines, other products
debates over mass media
Debates over mass media
  • People have always debated media’s merits and dangers.
    • Ancient Greeks argued over whether exposure to plays would corrupt youth.
    • Leaders at the turn of the 20th century feared that “low culture” forms like vaudeville shows would undermine American values.
    • Modern people fear that media violence spawns real violence or media conglomerates unduly influence attitudes and behaviors.
can a video game lead to murder
Can a video game lead to murder?
  • http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/03/04/60minutes/main678261.shtml
  • http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=678389n
reflection
Reflection
  • List all the mass media products you use or buy...ex. facebook, music from iTunes, any of the Google products, TV shows, movies, etc.
  • To what extent is the mass media a part of your daily life? (1-2 paragraphs)
semester overview
Semester Overview
  • Commercial Media
    • Advertising, product placement, 21st cent. advertising
  • Information/Communication Media
    • Traditional vs. new media, social media, interpersonal communication
  • Entertainment Media
    • Film analysis, music industry, evolution of television programming
did you know 4 0
Did you know 4.0
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8
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How Gullible Can People be?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1oRQApuk4E