Knowledge and Media 1216
About this class
In this class we investigate how the media "mediate" our perceptions of reality. Our News Activist project consists of students monitoring how a particular issue is represented in the media.
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I totally agree with the opinion stated, television has become an addiction to many people, and continues to worldwide and generations to come. Further more I agree with how In todays society the vast majority of viewers are targeted in such a way that they end up being swallowed into the television world.
There is no doubt in my mind that this isn't true. TV has become a lifestyle for us in modern day society and it is an addiction for a lot of people. This article is very truth revealing and is a great description of television addiction amongst modern day society.
I think tthese chanels are inflenced by their public. In fact, the public target of Al Jazeera is the arab people and the way they present the news is made to represent the perception of the arab people. On the other side, the western broadcast represent the perception of their public.
I believe the local government of both news stations has a huge impact on what information they both release. Since we live in a democratic society, is it reasonable to think that the government should not be hiding information from us? If our political system is supposed to give us power, why is it that things are being hidden from us?
I like how you clearly show that CNN and Al Jazeera both have biased opinion on this particular case. CNN described what the US did as heroic, whereas Al Jazeera as terrorism. This article also show how different perspective brings different side and belief to a same story.
I agree with you that it is better to trust your own judgement instead of trusting the news on TV or the one in newspaper since they both have they're own beliefs, they're view on reality will differ.
You have some very interesting points! Indeed, children are the best targets for advertisements seeing as they don’t know any better than to believe whatever they see or hear from the advertisements exposed to them. It’s sad to think that companies have to stoop to that level to try to sell their products, but I guess that’s just business. It’s an advertising technique which earns them money, so I doubt they would want to change how they work. Furthermore, whenever I hear a mention of the show “Toddlers and Tiaras”, I can’t help but wonder, “What has our society come to?” I mean, are you serious? In what universe do little toddlers wear makeup and dress all fancy ready to walk down a runway? Last time I checked, those kinds of things were more for women, not young innocent little girls. There are just so many things wrong with that show, yet some people are addicted to this god-forsaken reality TV show that seem to encourage hypersexualization of girls from a young age.
Excellent article, I love the comparison between the story featured here in Canada and the one in Russia. The way I see it, both articles are actually on a topic central to each separate culture. In canada, we take pride in our education system, which is supposed to be among the best in the world. Even though there are probably other factors in play here, like a mistake made by the boy who was killed, the article begs the question of how can an education system like ours result in the death of a student at the hand of a bus driver, in charge of the safety of that student. The russian article touches on the biggest social controversy currently going on there, the illegality of homosexuality. For Elton John, an openly gay entertainer, to perform in a country who just banned the practice of being openly gay must be very controversial.
It is true that broadcast network's owners often filter the information before airing it in order, for the ordinary viewers, to understand it the way they want them to. Even more locally, the Bell and the Vidéotron empires tend to cover the same stories from two diffrent angles. Their politic convictons are often visible through the angle that they chose to employ when covering a story.
The N.Y Times seems to be doing a pretty good job improving the general mood about this tragedy. Instead of self-pitying, this magazine proved to be willing to support and encourage people through their pain. It is, in my opinion, a much more respectable source of informations than TV news programs
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