Media Image and its impact

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The media affects anyone that reads magazines, watches TV and even the people who listen to the radio. Some of the media expresses the need to be skinny, lean, tan, pretty, blonde and other stereotypical qualities. Trying to con us with diet shakes, pills, excercise equipment, diet food. All the media is doing is calling a girl maybe pushing 125 pounds fat. She goes on a diet, loses all her muscle, becomes very weak, her immune system fails and other times this girl might even die. Going with the opinion of the media can harm and sometimes help people.

I have been greatly affected by the medias view on the perfect girl. I used to sit and stare in my mirror and think, look at my thunder thighs, got to lose the muffin top, my cheeks are too big, look at that acne. I used to compare myself to my sister a lot. I would envy her for being skinnier than me, prettier than me and more wanted than me. I finally found things only i was good at and got over the fact of my body image (for the most part). I still have little depressing moments when i don’t fit into a pair of jeans. I was always worried about the digits on my waistband, the letter of size on the tag of my shirt. I used to HATE myself.

To solve the problems the media hs caused from increasing bulimia, anorexia and suicide, they first need to make sure everyone knows they are freaking beautiful in their own skin. Tan, freckled, pale won’t matter. Blonde, brunette, ginger, black won’t be an issue. You just have to accept who you ar and wont want to drastically change your body image.

That is all.

-Sami

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Interviews

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I honest to gosh thought that the interviews would be reallllyyyy awkward. My partners were Morgan and Quinton. Morgan interviewed me and I interviewed Quinton. When I interviewed Quinton he made it more comfortable. I was being completely quiet so my voice wouldn’t interrupt and he yells at me to laugh.

The worst part and the best part of this experience is the actual action. I really like talking so being interviewed was no problemo to me. But, interviewing other people it gets awkward.

I learned from this experience that the process isn’t as hard as i thought it would be. It’s pretty simple once you get past the part of coming up with the questions to ask your partner.

I think my interviewing skills could be helpful in the future. For example if i own a business or manage one I can help pick people well equipped for the job.

That is all.

-Sami

 

Banning of Books: Like taking candy from a baby

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In And Tango Makes Three I believe the book was banned from expressing some sort of homosexuality with the daddy penguins. I can get the pro-censorship point of view with trying to protect their children. The whole innocent eyes and innocent mind sort of thing. But, also I’m more sided with the anti-censorship side. Parents should get to decide what kind of things the children will be introduced to. Instead of our school systems deciding for us. In some books showing us the bad things of the world can help us prevent it not happening to us.
I had a couple experiences with this happening to me. One of my Language Art teachers had a banned bookshelf. We had to bring in notes from our parents saying we were allowed to borrow those books from her. My taste in books is more deppressing reality. So most of those books were on Mrs. Fisher’s shelf. The Glass Castle, Lush, Crank, My Sister’s Keeper, The Color Purple, The Chosen One and many more titles took up residency on this bookshelf. A lot of these books shaped my way of thinking on many controversial topics that these books expressed.
In my last opinions books of any kind SHOULD NOT BE BANNED. Leave that to the parents of the individual child.
That will be all.
-Sami

The Fourth Estate: The News Media and it’s pros and cons Q&A

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1: What is news to you?
First of all, I would like to say that news is very important for every citizen. Knowing the news can immensley help you in the long run. knowing about the news can help you be able to answer a series of questions and also help you start conversations with others. The news to me is a life-line of being connected with the world. Being able to know what is happening with the world is vital.

2: What’s the differences between cable news vs. network news?
CNN, Fox news and many more are the cable news channels. These channels are considered cable news becasue they are one of the channels on most TV providers to be included in a package. ABC, PBS and NBC are all network news. They all are there own network provider and sometimes aren’t as reliable as the cable news.

3: What responsibility does the news media have to educate and inform the public?
THe news media is supposed to be our insider on all of the current event happening around the world. Seeing as they do a pretty decent job they apparently know there responsiblilties are providers of our news. Some of there different responsiblitlies is to give us reliable and truthful news, have the news be updated frequently and just make sure you aren’ conning us out of our money if we pay you to tell us about the upcoming news.

That wil be all for today.
-Sami

Your Online Identity…

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My online identity is very spick and span right now. I haven’t posted anything bad so that’s good. My online identity should look very pristine. It should show pictures of all the good things I do. My online identity should also show all of the groups I’m in, what I enjoy and some things about me. I don’t think it is right to be fired or rejected on the grounds of having a “bad” online identity. At some points, bad things that end up on the internet about you might not even be your fault. There should be a balance between professionalism and self-expression. All you have to accomplish is putting appropriate things online. Instead of showing people that you are inmature and unprofessional with bad pictures and posts, you can add different links about yourself and you can add great pictures about yourself and if you volunteer you can add things about that!
That will be all.
-Sami

First Post

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Alright, so it’s the first day of class… I really honestly thought this would be the most BORING class in the universe (by the way the packet explained it when we were signing up for classes). But, now that we are here, creating our blogs, learning new things about photography and taking crazy pictures with new friends that we have gained so far. I really cannot wait to get out on campus and take pictures to document my time here :).
Bye Bye for now!
– Sami