How did analyzing an ad, and listening to other students’ presentations change your perception about media and their messages?
Analyzing an ad changed my perception about media and their message by making me realize that it isn’t as simple as it sounds or look. Some ads are not as clear what they are trying to sell to you or what the out come can be. It also made me realize that we all perceive media differently, we all grab or play attention to different angles of it. Media really has their audience set out for them, they really target those certain group of people whether it is sports fans to over weight people. It also opened up my eyes into seeing what kind of adds are generated or have been generated.
what are challenges and advantages of writing a peer review? Was writing a peer review a learning experience for you?
I felt like the peer review was a learning experience for me. It helped me evaluate people a bit better in a nonpersonal sort of way. The challenge I had with the peer review was having to fill out all three categories without sounding repetitive and giving a positive out come. The advantages would be being able see the different strategies that your peers used to present. Also I feel like the information that you get from their presentation may be something you may not have known. You also get a chance to see how you’ll be reviewed/ graded.
2. How can we become more critical consumers of media?
And why is a critical engagement with media vital to you?
I feel like the media is always going to have an advantage over us. It will always draw people in, depending the person’s interest. And at the end you will always have someone who will fall for something on the media that may catch their eye. Media is something very delicate and so I wouldn’t say we should keep away from it 100 percent but I’m also not saying to be on it as much. We need to start finding a balance between media and what’s going on around us, that of course is not on the web. We should start being more aware of those around of as much as we are about who posted on Instagram or what Cardi B did on stage. Media will always be something important to me as well as others because most of the trends or latest things going on are posted on some sort of media.