Week 13 Discussion

Heath Nicholson

Based on your media log, and the kind of media you use on a regular basis, what are your responsibilities in using media?

The first responsibility that comes to mind in media responsibility is that we can’t believe everything we hear or see. It’s a good practice to remain aware that there are hidden agendas everywhere and much or the information we receive is driven by money – not intrinsically motivated truth-tellers. After thinking about it more, I realized another responsibility I have: not supporting terrible television. For example, I make it a point to keep the channel away from “Teen Mom” and similar programs at all times. Aired television depends on what the audience wants to watch. And for some unimaginable reason people tune into “Teen Mom” consistently, prolonging its existence.

To summarize my responsibilities I would say that I feel we need to remain aware that media is not all fact and that our behavior determines what networks choose to air – so view responsibly.

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Week 13 Concept Definition

Heath Nicholson

Exogenous Vs. Indigenous Media Productions

Exogenous vs. Indigenous Media Productions, to me, can be defined respectively as news stories created from an external source vs. news stories created from an internal or “local” source. The reason I highlight “local” is because I think if a news story is internal it can be either something produced within the same city, state, or country, depending on the story. For example, if the story being considered is the Green Bay Packers season, I would consider anything produced within Wisconsin an indigenous media production and anything outside of the Wisconsin an exogenous media production (especially Minnesota).

On the other hand, if I lived in Greece and the issue at hand was the stability of Greece’s Economy I would consider “Greece’s Only Option Is Default”, an article by Daniel Hanson in the Wall Street Journal produced outside of Greece, an exogenous media production while any media production created in Greece would be indigenous. It’s interesting how much the story may differ simply depending on where it is produced.

Greece’s Only Option Is Default: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324352004578133100503267698.html

Week 13 Concept

Exogenous Vs. Indigenous Media Productions

 

Exogenous media are media from outside of a certain place, where as indigenous media are from within that certain place.  These types of media can be separated simply into world news vs. local news.  This article, http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/26/world/cnnheroes-prison-children/index.html?hpt=wo_t5,is a story from outside the U.S.  It is about children growing up inside prison with their parent, because the child does not have any other family members to take care of them.  Although it is an exogenous media, we can easily relate to the feelings the story was supposed to convey.  This article, http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/26/angus-t-jones-of-two-and-a-half-men-my-show-is-filth/?hpt=hp_t3, is about the character Jake from the U.S. television show “Two and a Half Men.”  It is about how Jones, who plays Jake, regards the show as filth and asks viewers to stop watching it.  It is indigenous because it is a show from the United States.

Week 13 Concept

Rochelle M

Exogenous versus indigenous media productions

Something that’s exogenous comes from somewhere else, from outside. For example in our book page 490, it states that “stations transmitting to the regions they hope to influence from the outside those areas”

Indigenous is something that is native or original to a area. For example in out book page 490, it states “operations functioning inside the regions to which they transmit.”

A news example from the New York Times, is about one mans fight against gay marriage. I believe this is a good example of exogenous media productions because it involves a man who himself is outside of the gay community and yet he is trying to place his values on the gay community. He is an outsider to that community yet he is trying to influence from the “outside.”

A news example from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which is a letter to the editor about how not all gay people support same-sex marriage, the article contains his argument on the issue. This i believe is a good example of indigenous media productions because this is some one on the “inside” hoping to translate his messages. He is a Homosexual man who is fighting his case to the public Heterosexual and Homosexual, trying to get out his message that nott all gays support same-sex marriage from the “inside.”

Week 13 Discussion

Rochelle M

Based on your media log, and the kind of media you use on a regular basis, what are your responsibilities in using media?

My top media use was the Internet, namely “Facebook.” Facebook is a rather open media source, with few regulations however my responsibility as a user is to follow guidelines that are implemented by the creators of Facebook. I also follow moral guidelines that I have place upon myself, such as: not posting racy photos, or vulgar comments or post to other or my own wall, posting inappropriate images to others or my own wall, not disclosing any very personal information, and overall keeping my security in mind.  It is everyone’s responsibly with a Facebook to imply that their information is seen by “everyone” so it is best to be smart about what one posts or updates. These are just a few of my “responsibilities” as a Facebook user in the media.

Week 13 Discussion Question

Based on your media log, and the kind of media you use on a regular basis, what are your responsibilities in using media?

My main source of media would be from the computer.  Some responsibilities I have to follow would be the dorm/lab rules, such as no pornography, no food or drink in the labs, general rules like that.  I also need to follow rules such as no illegal downloading of music, movies, etc., and no propagation of viruses, trojans, etc.

Week 13 Discussion Question

Based on your media log, and the kind of media you use on a regular basis, what are your responsibilities in using media?

Personally, the media I consume the most would consist of online television services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus.  I also use the internet regularly for checking my email, school research assignments and going on Facebook.  I think that my responsibilities for using the media are simply to be able to separate fact from fiction.  I watch a lot of crime dramas like Law and Order:  SVU and Bones among other shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.  None of these shows are completely factual but there are certainly elements of fact within all of them.  To make the show believable they have to have their scientific facts correct but at the same time they can simplify them or fudge them to make it more accessible to viewers not educated to a scientific field.   Even when you consider emails you have to be able to weed out the emails that are not relevant to you or are simply false advertising or scams.  You much be an educated user and not believe everything you see or hear on the internet or television shows for that matter.  Here is a State Farm commercial that I think illustrates my point.  I honestly don’t think that this man is a French model, but hey that’s what he said online so it must be true.