By: Shelly F.
Exogenous vs. Indigenous Media Productions
According to merriam-webster.com, the definition of exogenous is “growing from or on the outside,” and the definition of indigenous is ”produced, growing, living, or occurring naturally in a particular region or environment.” So exogenous media productions are mass produced communications outside of what is normally considered mass media that are about mass media, and indigenous media productions are mass produced communications that are a part of what is normally considered mass media that are about mass media.
My two opposing examples are the website http://www.brayincandy.com/id177.html for exogenous media and http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/26/tech/social-media/facebook-vote/index.html for indigenous media. The former is not a well-established news source and its author sees him/herself as beyond corruption while stating repeatedly that the media itself is corrupt. The latter is a very well established news source critiquing the stance of Facebook to vote on the right to vote about changes on the site.