Week 15 Discussion Question

Over the past semester, what did you find most interesting, and what was least interesting, about the course?

I found the rights of the media as well as the ethical boundries of the media to be incredibly interesting.  There is so much that can be discussed and debated about this topic.  There is never a clear line for where the media should and shouldn’t be or even where it is and isn’t.

I wasn’t so interested in the million different types of communication.  In my opinion there are two types of communication, good and bad.   Some people have skills that make communication easy whereas others have a harder time but can easily find ways to communicate their point.  Whether the communication is good or bad there is always some form of communication going on between everyone at all times.  Even as simple as figuring out who is going which direction in a grocery store aisle.

Week 15 Discussion

Over the past semester, what did you find most interesting, and what was least interesting, about the course?

I found the blogs to be quiet interesting.  We are given the chance to see other people’s views on concepts we’ve talked/read about and try to make sense of it.  This can either make it harder or easier to understand though, depending on how the author or blogger worded their definition and what kind of examples they gave.

I found the discussion questions to be quiet interesting too, but I didn’t like them as much since we had to think a little harder, in my opinion.

Week 14 Discussion Question

What rights and responsibilities do you have to protect your privacy on the Internet?

To be honest, I think most if not all of this responsibility falls upon yourself, and not the government or anyone else.  If you do not want something seen on the internet, do not post or let other people get a hold of it; it’s as simple as that.  However, if you would want to protect your privacy on the internet, it’s another matter.  I personally don’t think you can do much about it though because I don’t believe there are any laws in place protecting a person’s internet privacy.  The police can basically check your phone logs, and use GPS on your mobile at anytime they want, so I believe it accumulates to the same thing with internet rights and privacy.  The internet is such a big place though, and it would be kind of hard to specifically track one person down on the internet in my opinion.  Such as in our earlier debate one group was talking about the cyber bullying taking place on facebook.  I don’t think it was right for the people to be bullying the girl, and the site should’ve blocked the images and stopped the bullying though, I mean, they own the website… they should’ve been able to at least do something to stop that if they noticed.  It is a different story if the website had not noticed anything though, I mean Facebook is an international site.  I also don’t really know how the whole Facebook thing works either–is there someone monitering the site to stop bad posts and images?  Is there someone who moniters “predators?”… However, I think people put too much responsiblity on the government/companies.  I mean, aside from internet supervision, do you really think the government isn’t doing anything about all the murders, rapes, thefts, and crimes?  The government doesn’t have enough power to stop all the bad things from happening; but we, the people, somehow think the government should be able to stop each and every bad thing that’s happening.  The government is made up of people just like us, what makes us think they are so different that they can stop all the hurt and bad things from happening?  I am sorry that I diverged from the topic at hand by the way.

Week 13 Concept Definition

Exogenous Vs. Indigenous Media Productions

Exogenous is from the outside while Indigenous is from the inside of any media story.  If a high school student makes a school record and it is reported in the schools paper then that would be indigenous media production.  The lines get a little hard to define at this point because a town radio station could have a story on the same thing and be defined as indigenous or exogenous depending on where the boundaries of the story are drawn.  An exogenous media production of this story would be that of a neighboring city or school district reporting on the kids achievements.

This article from the Leader Telegram gives an account for local sport scores as well as the scores of games from outside the area.  So in this case the story covers both exogenous and indigenous media productions.

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

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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 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.