Media Revisted SEPTEMBER 20, 2015

Joann Wells

The Power of the Media Revisited

September 20, 2015

The first blog I created was about Do Black Lives Matter and you want to know if my views have changed, and my answer to the question is I am really not sure. I have not given it much thought. I do know that all lives do matter and I don’t want to put one life above another life, but there is so much hype and stereotype concerning the topic and the media has played their part in it.

Becoming “media literate” can really reduce the potential for content consumers to be influenced because writer can understand, access, analyze, evaluate, and create media. The literate writer can receive messages from sources like television, radio, internet, newspapers, books, and magazines (Livingstone, 2004). There are many forms of media where there will be no second guessing.

When writers write and then publish their words are going viral spreading propaganda or truth everywhere and no matter what they have published someone somewhere is going to react whether it be in a terrified or calm fashion. We can hear a breaking news story on the television concerning a sudden outbreak, sometimes the writer will blow the story up so big and cause a panic attack and have people tripping and falling all over themselves, texting, tweeting, emailing people about a story that is not true.

There have been many people hurt and killed because someone wrote something about someone and it was not true. The same can be for writers. When a writer writes a story or blog and does not check to see if the story is true, it can cause all kinds of friction and chaos. So the correct thing to do is to be ethical and check your sources.

Livingstone, S. (2004). What is media literacy? Retrieved on September 20, 2015 from http://eprints.Ise.ac.uk

Multimedia Module 8-2

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Joann Wells

Multimedia

September 1, 2015

Multimedia is a systematic tool used to combine both media and content through various forms such as text, audio, video, animation, interactive features and still images in various ways and combinations made possible through advancement of technology (Womack, 2014). I get so tired of trying to read all of my stories off of my computer, so what I do is just watch the video or just listen to the video and take it from there. Smartphone penetration has reached unprecedented levels…the demand for Multimedia Messaging is much greater than ever before. Customers with smartphones are greatly encouraged to combine text, audio, images, and videos knowing that the Interop Technologies MMSC can seamlessly support multimedia messaging across your growing pool of devices (Interop Technologies, 2015).

Communication has been inexistence since the world began. The goal of communication is to convey meaning and information between people. The amount of people is not in question, just the information flowing between those individuals. But what enhances communication is one person speaking to another person and that person speaking in return. The person who initiates the conversation will have employed the methods which were available to enhance the communication and make it as effective as possible (Tannenbaun, 2000). Multimedia presentation is fundamentally no different than any other form of human communication; ideas and information are being transmitted between human beings, is also known as “linear communication.” Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver created the linear model of communication. Shannon and Weaver go into very deep detail as to how the communication operates or channels information. We all should certainly know that the methods work: there is the sender who created the message; Encoding: thoughts turn into messages through the creation of content and symbols; message: transmitted information; Channel: medium message passes through; Receiver: The person who is targeted to receive the message; and Noise: interference of transmission of the message (Communication Studies, 2015).

When you need to quickly show off a vast array of what you can accomplish with the PDF, there is on easier way than in a PDF portfolio. The Washington Post showcased a profile of President Barack Obama on the campaign trail to the White House. The PDF portfolio made President Obama’s campaign different and more creative than any other campaign in history. No other president nor politician has ever used social media to kick off their campaign. Not only did he use television, he also used internet, twitter, facebook, myspace, text messaging and the basic maneuver word of mouth.

References:

Communication Studies: The #1 Resource for the Communication Field. Retrieved on September 1, 2015 from http://communicationstudies.com/communication-process

Hansen, S. (2008). Making of This Obama Print. Retrieved on September 1, 2015 from http://blog.iso.so.com

Interop Technologies Multimedia ( 2015). Multimedia Message Service Center (MMSC). World’s Most Scalable MMSC Enables Operators to Enhance Revenue from Personalized Messaging. Retrieved on September 1, 2015 from http://www.interoptechnologies.com

Tannenbaum, R. S., (2000). Multimedia Developers Can Learn From The History Of Human Communication. Retrieved on September 1, 2015 from http://ubquity.acm.org

Womack, B. (2014). Education Technology Resources. Multimedia Tools: Collection of links, tips, and resources for using multimedia tools. Retrieved on September 1, 2015 from https://bryanfmack.blogspot.com

BLOGGER’S CODE OF CONDUCT

Joann Wells

Best Practices

August 25, 2015

I believe in my opinion that the “best practices” you use when creating a blog is to think about what you are thinking about before you blog about anything or anyone. Don’t just put down anything that comes to mind because you could offend someone, create a situation that could hurt someone’s feelings or create a backlash or even get someone hurt or killed. The role of a blogger carries with it a responsibility to be fair, honest, and respectful not only toward your fellow members of society but also toward fact (Morten, 2011). We have all heard the phrase “honesty is the best policy,” well that is true when you are blogging and anything else that would not only affect you but others also.

My blog has met “best practices” because I thought about what I was blogging about and just how it would sound to others because I would not want to offend anyone by what I have to say especially if it sounds stupid and angers someone or just did not make sense to me when I took a step back and read it. I know that not everyone is not going to agree with what I blog about, but at least I do try to step on anyone’s toes. I have been honest and I have used integrity, but if I was not either it was because I just did not know.

I have never blogged before I took this course, but I do believe that I could improve on my blogging by taking more time to read more and then while I’m reading I could try comprehending what I am reading so I could know just how well I am doing and get better at blogging.

I am not a blogger, but if there was an official “Blogger’s Code of Conduct,” yes I would definitely read it. I would read it so that I could understand just what the blogging is about, how important or not important blogging is? I would like to know if there is a certain way a person is suppose to blog, and why blog in the first place. I would follow the “Bloggers Code of Conduct” when blogging because I would not want to be looked upon as being unethical, being a person who cannot follow directions, and not being a team player.

Reference:

Hendrickson, M. R., (2011). Code of Ethics for Bloggers, Social Media and Content Creators. Retrieved on August 25, 2015 from http://mor10.com/code-of-ethics-for-bloggers-social-media-and-content-creators

Using Different Social Media Tools!

Joann Wells

Twitter,

August 23, 2015

 

 

I have always heard about twitter, my pastor and his wife are avid facebook and twitter users, but I have never taken the time to view it until now. I find it to be similar to facebook, which I never respond to anyone about anything…except if I am having a problem with a product or company. I vowed to stay off of the computer if I am not using it for my school assignments, because I was just looking on facebook last year and found out that my sister had died of breast cancer and was buried. When I set up my twitter account I was asked what my interests were I chose music and family. Troi Tyler from the radio station 102.7 popped up. She can play some boss music, it sounds so wonderful. I also saw my niece on twitter taking a selfie with her middle finger up. I also saw my neighbor telling someone something very ugly and nasty. Twitter has too many reminders for me and it could only cause trouble like facebook!

The second media tool I selected was video sharing. I tried uploading a video of my grandchildren playing outside. I took my phone charger from my Galaxy s5, plugged it into my phone and my laptop but I could not because it called for me to tap the USB icon on my phone but I did not have one. I was also prompted to drag the notification bar down and tap it, but the only thing that happened was hit the location icon, sound icon, screen rotation, Bluetooth, wi-fi, etc. I got a pop-up on my phone that stated connected as a camera touch for other USB options. I did touch for other options and I got media device (MTP) the box was unchecked and camera (PTP) with the green box with a white check. I feel as if I am a foreigner just feeling my way around. I am going to eventually master this…I don’t believe in just letting things beat me or go without understanding.

The third media tool I chose to try is mobile. I know all about taking pictures and videos, but I had no idea that I could do a screen shot of another picture. I was asking my daughter and looking up information on google. I had no idea that this s5 phone was so sophisticated. I was not interested in anything the phone could do but allow me to reach the outside world. The screen shot I took was my granddaughter Jessica, whose face on my home screen page.

The type of audience that might be interested in the types of tools I have chosen are the very young and the middle aged. When I say the very young I am referring to teenagers because when it comes to twitter and facebook they like posting their bodies, faces, talking about other people, keeping up trouble, and the middle aged individuals are not much better. People are getting killed because of the things that are being shared on these sites. I have seen my neighbor on twitter stating “she was on the toilet and someone was knocking on her door”. She was super mad. Who talks about something this private and personal?

Joann Wells

Twitter,

August 23, 2015

 

 

I have always heard about twitter, my pastor and his wife are avid facebook and twitter users, but I have never taken the time to view it until now. I find it to be similar to facebook, which I never respond to anyone about anything…except if I am having a problem with a product or company. I vowed to stay off of the computer if I am not using it for my school assignments, because I was just looking on facebook last year and found out that my sister had died of breast cancer and was buried. When I set up my twitter account I was asked what my interests were I chose music and family. Troi Tyler from the radio station 102.7 popped up. She can play some boss music, it sounds so wonderful. I also saw my niece on twitter taking a selfie with her middle finger up. I also saw my neighbor telling someone something very ugly and nasty. Twitter has too many reminders for me and it could only cause trouble like facebook!

The second media tool I selected was video sharing. I tried uploading a video of my grandchildren playing outside. I took my phone charger from my Galaxy s5, plugged it into my phone and my laptop but I could not because it called for me to tap the USB icon on my phone but I did not have one. I was also prompted to drag the notification bar down and tap it, but the only thing that happened was hit the location icon, sound icon, screen rotation, Bluetooth, wi-fi, etc. I got a pop-up on my phone that stated connected as a camera touch for other USB options. I did touch for other options and I got media device (MTP) the box was unchecked and camera (PTP) with the green box with a white check. I feel as if I am a foreigner just feeling my way around. I am going to eventually master this…I don’t believe in just letting things beat me or go without understanding.

The third media tool I chose to try is mobile. I know all about taking pictures and videos, but I had no idea that I could do a screen shot of another picture. I was asking my daughter and looking up information on google. I had no idea that this s5 phone was so sophisticated. I was not interested in anything the phone could do but allow me to reach the outside world. The screen shot I took was my granddaughter Jessica, whose face on my home screen page.

The type of audience that might be interested in the types of tools I have chosen are the very young and the middle aged. When I say the very young I am referring to teenagers because when it comes to twitter and facebook they like posting their bodies, faces, talking about other people, keeping up trouble, and the middle aged individuals are not much better. People are getting killed because of the things that are being shared on these sites. I have seen my neighbor on twitter stating “she was on the toilet and someone was knocking on her door”. She was super mad. Who talks about something this private and personal?

I did not know how to submit my screenshot of my granddaughter, but as soon as I find I will submit it Renee! I am 55 years old and I know that is no excuse I just have to get with the times.

I did not know how to submit my screenshot of my granddaughter, but as soon as I find I will submit it Renee! I am 55 years old and I know that is no excuse I just have to get with the times.

Joann Wells

Oconee County Observations

August 14, 2015

I believe the writer of Oconee County Observations is Mr. Lee Becker. Mr. Becker lives in Oconee County and has since 1997; he’s also so sure that he will retire there. Mr. Becker managed to achieve a Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Mass Communication (1974); M.A., University of Kentucky, Communication (1971); B.A., University of Kentucky, Journalism (1969). I don’t believe I would classify him as a professional blogger because blogging is just a hobby of his and he has only been blogging since 2006 (Becker, 2015)…so in reality it is not known how many blogs he has actually written. I am not going to discount Mr. Becker because he is only reporting information that is given to him.

The purpose of this overlay district is to establish alternative land development requirements within a specific area of the community which requires special attention. While reading just the surface you would think that there is a bias because “the proposed district lines reflect property boundaries but often are jagged and cut through existing subdivisions, “ but this is just how the overlay works. I googled overlay district and I found out that Mr. Becker came to the same results in his blog. He adhered to all the standards and did not try to cut corners.

In my opinion I believe that it does really matter if someone news is labeled as a “professional.” When someone is a professional I would hope that they would want to look good in the public eye and also whomever they are reporting for make them proud for making the decision to employee them. I don’t know of anyone who want so be labeled as having no ethics, no integrity and a liar. Everyone should be held to the same standards whether you are a professional or not. Having morals and values gives you a good feeling. It lets people know that you are a person of integrity and character, and it make you feel good about yourself. You will be able to look at yourself in a mirror knowing that you can be trusted.

Social media is a monster! Citizen journalists are capturing news on smartphones and smartwatches at an alarming rate. When these bloggers press record right away it is put on facebook, twitter, blog, and whatever else social media they can to gain attention. There is no concern for proofreading, all they want to do is get the dirt on social media to see what the reaction will be. The citizen journalists are searching for juicy gossip and negative reactions. Non-professionals can very well show good judgment. People of integrity don’t necessary know how to assemble information for balanced stories, but they do know that they do not want to just make up a story which can cause confusion, spread lies, send people into a tail spend and just plain lie for the heck of it. I want the truth!

Brian Williams was a professional journalist until he made the decision to make up a story to boost himself up. He did not have to tell that lie, Brian Williams was already a man who was looked up to because of his many achievements in broadcasting. What Brian Williams did is a good example to the writers who will come after him and his actions should serve as an example what not to do. Integrity and honesty will take and your career a long way

I was reviewing SPJ’s Code of Ethics and from what I was reading Mr. Becker did if fact adhere to the SPJ’s Code of Ethics. According to SPJ the Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair, journalist should be honest and courageous in gathering and interpreting information, take responsibility for the accuracy of their work, and identify sources clearly (Society of Professional Journalists, 2014).  So after reading SPJ Code of Ethics I can truly state that Mr. Becker is a professional journalist. You don’t have to be in the business for thousands of years, you just have to be a person of integrity.

References:

Becker, L. (2015). Onconee Observations. News and Comments About Developments in Oconee County, Georgia. Retrieved from Southern New Hampshire University August 14, 2015. https://www.snhu.edu

Society of Professional journalists (2014). SPJ Code of Ethics. Retrieved on August 14, 2015 from www.org

Me and the Media

Joann Wells

Me and the Media

July 20, 2015

I sleep with my television on every night. I even will find myself in a television program because what is on television when I fall asleep is what I will eventually dream about. The form of new media I use daily is first the television. I try to select which news channel I would prefer and trust. Sometimes I will hear a news story on one channel, but I will go to another channel to see if I could catch it just to make sure I heard it correctly. I have read the news on the internet. I don’t make it a practice, but when I turn my computer on and go to my email there a news story is. I really don’t give the news any thought because what I mainly hear negative news about a kid getting shot on the front porch, a stray bullet came through the window and killed a young girl getting dressed for school, etc.

I have a friend named Ruby, she and I don’t see each other much, but when we do she always tells me something about someone died that we both knew. I made a conscience decision that no matter what I hear on the television I will not allow the media influence me in any way. What I have done was waited until I find out that it is absolutely true and then sees exactly what can and will take place…but I refuse to let someone reading a teleprompter cause me to react in a certain way, even though the story may have been checked and rechecked. I believe if the story is dramatic enough and bone chilling, yes it could give you something to think about, but it does not have the power to tell me what to think. I still think about September 11, 2001 because as those planes were hitting the twin towers I was sitting in front of a television at work in amazement because of what I was seeing. I could not believe it! But if someone had called me and told me what happened, I would not re-acted the way I did when I saw it firsthand. I believe that most of my beliefs with continued exposure are negative because in my opinion the more negative the story it seems to be the juicier the story.

Some technological innovations are so revolutionary that they change everything. For generations, you had to be at a live event or else the only way you would hear about the main event would be from the news media. The news media worked well for a time, but there was a side effect called the gatekeeper. The gatekeeper controlled what images people saw, what news stories made it to the air, and the angles it was from. Today social media allow the people to see images all over the world, even as they are happening. Social media lets you share stories, videos, and images; it has changed the way people get their news, how they view it, and how they think about it (Roesler, 2007). Perhaps the media can shape the beliefs of individuals, but I believe that it is the will of the individual and the mindset. We don’t have to believe everything we hear just because it comes from the media.

Reference:

6 Ways Social Media Changed the World. Major Ways Social Media Shaped World Events. Roesler, P. (2007). Retrieved on July 20, 2015 from inc.com/peter-roesler/6ways-social-media-changed-the-world.html