Q. Does the press go too far in revealing private details about celebrities? Why or why not? Given that celebrities benefit from press coverage, should they be given more power to control negative coverage?
A. The press is only going to cover what the people are buying, so if people want to see private details about celebrities then so be it. The people who should be questioned are those willing to buy such information. I do indeed believe celebrities are entitled to the same rights to privacy as a “regular person.” No more, No less. Just because someone is famous does not mean they should have more rights then the next man.
Q. Do advertisers ever produce messages specifically designed to be offensive? Is it proper for the news media to give attention to those offensive ads? Why or why not? Or should the news media just ignore offensive ads to avoid giving them free publicity/
A. I do believe advertisers produce messages intended to be offensive because any publicity is good. Whether it is proper or not for the news media to give it attention is a personal question. What’s proper to you might not be to me. I think if media did not give these controversial messages attention people would complain that the news media wasn’t spotlighting these companies so the people could be aware.
Q. If you knew you were going to risk imprisonment or torture, would you still be willing to speak out and criticize your government? Why or why not?
A. Honestly speaking I do not believe I would be willing to go to prison or be tortured to speak out against my government. The only way I could risk so much is if I felt my back was against the wall and I had no choice. It takes a great deal of bravery to do such a thing especially knowing the consequences. I am grateful for those who spoke up against my government because without them I wouldn’t be able to vote, go to school, or have access to the basic necessities of life.
I usually use YouTube or Tidal streaming services. I do occasionally listen to terrestrial radio such as Hot 107.5 FM Radio station. I do not listen to satellite radio regularly but have in the past. I do not listen to podcasts. My streaming service of choice is Jay Z’s Tidal. I love Tidal because I’m all for paying the artist and Tidal also have exclusive singles, videos, and albums that drop weeks before the competition gets them.
I usually go to the movies when I want to watch a certain movie with a friend. While the movies is pretty expensive, I believe it is definitely worth the cost. It gives you the chance to get out the house when you have nothing to do. It also gives you a place to go and bond with friends. I love 3-d movies and there is no other place to get a realer experience, it beats watching a 3d movie at the house.
Before reading this chapter I would not have considered video games to be a mass medium. After reading the chapter it is obvious that it is. The ability to influence every demographic is what makes video games such a powerful mass medium. Especially considering the percentage of people that play video games.
I can definitely name the advertisers I feel that are targeting me. Nike, Levi, Apple, and Dodge commonly pop up on my browsing sites. It is obvious that they are trying to target me because these are the site I spend most of my time on. I don’t really think it’s a big deal, if anything its helpful because when I am ready to purchase something, thanks to the many ads I have an idea of where to go. I also understand the problems people could have with it because it invades on your privacy but I think a solution would be to give users the option to turn trackers off, if that isn’t already a thing.
I usually get my news from the internet. I will see a shared post on my social media feed and go research it myself. when I say “research” I mean by clicking the first few results on Google. I very rarely if any read newspapers, watch television, or listen to radio. I believe the advantage of getting your news from online is the quickness I receive it. The down side would probably be the liableness of the information and time it takes to verify.
I do not agree with parents being able to get books removed from libraries or a reading list because they might find the ideas expressed objectionable.
Parents should spend more time raising their kids, instead of trying to raise their environment. It is my belief that if a parent raises their child with patience, faith, and understanding that the child will not wonder off to far from their upbringings. At least until they are older to make decisions for themselves.
While I don’t agree with parents having such power over someone’s work. I do believe their should be a fine line on what type of books that can be offered between elementary, middle, and high school. Books at an elementary school should be censored more than a book in a high school library.
These are my views. Please share your views below !
The difference between your typical female and male magazine issue are noticeable and stereotypical. A magazine targeting males usually talk about sports, fitness, or business. A female targeting magazine usually talks about fashion, cooking, or home improvements.
I don’t believe that these magazine topics represent male or female interest in every case. Their are woman making huge strides in business and men that enjoy cooking. I do feel that magazines are getting more diverse at a very snail pace.
The changes seen in magazines are due to the wants and needs changing with time. Items that were not accessible to the average person 30 years ago are now in our pockets which brings a broader spectrum of information for magazines to cover and play with.