Example Journal 1 1. Description of media (up to 15 points). List the media you

Example Journal 1
1. Description of media (up to 15 points). List the media you consumed and interacted with on three days.
Day 1 – Thursday July 2 
Follow this format: media text – kind of medium
email – smart phone,
news – smart phone,
texting – smart phone,
email – computer,
online teaching – computer,
novel – printed book,
news articles – printed newspaper,
music – smart phone.
Day 2 – Friday, July 3
email – smart phone,
paintings – museum,
music – car radio,
conversations – telephone,
movie – theater,
blogging – computer,
Day 3: – Saturday, July 4
email – smart phone
ads – mailed brochures
etc. etc.
2. Application of Concept (up to 15 points).
Apply Stuart Hall’s “Encoding/Decoding Model” (page 404 of Reading 3) to TWO of the media texts you interacted with.
Pick from your total list TWO media texts and describe what ideological message(s) may have been encoded in the message and how it could or may affect you. How did you interpret the media text, did you like it or not and why?
Media text 1
Newspaper article on July 2
I read an article in the online version of the New York Times about the democratic presidential candidates. Based on my understanding I thought the ideological message of the article was that Americans are unlikely to vote for someone who is labeled socialist. I’m decoding that in my own way, by thinking that there seems a poor understanding of socialism in its various forms and manifestations. (Insert example from article here).
I don’t like this kind of reporting, because it shows a lack of understanding by journalists but reproduces forms of disinformation, lack of nuance, and stereotypes.
Media text 2
I watched the movie Jo Jo Rabbit. The movie is a satirical drama with multiple layers to understand and analyze. I believe I clearly understood the messages that the director encoded in this film, which I experienced as an original and daring way to confront the many painful issues surrounding World War 2, such as anti-semitism, patriotism, propaganda, violence and others. While I think my 12 year old and I were well able to decode the messages of the filmmakers, it was harder for my 10 year old who needed some additional context to decode. (Note: the film is officially rated PG-13). All three of us thought the film was brilliant. For viewers who don’t have a solid knowledge of this part of history, the film may come across as odd or even insulting or ignorant.
Example Journal 1
1. Description of media (up to 15 points). List the media you consumed and interacted with on three days.
Day 1 – Thursday July 2 
Follow this format: media text – kind of medium
email – smart phone,
news – smart phone,
texting – smart phone,
email – computer,
online teaching – computer,
novel – printed book,
news articles – printed newspaper,
music – smart phone.
Day 2 – Friday, July 3
email – smart phone,
paintings – museum,
music – car radio,
conversations – telephone,
movie – theater,
blogging – computer,
Day 3: – Saturday, July 4
email – smart phone
ads – mailed brochures
etc. etc.
2. Application of Concept (up to 15 points).
Apply Stuart Hall’s “Encoding/Decoding Model” (page 404 of Reading 3) to TWO of the media texts you interacted with.
Pick from your total list TWO media texts and describe what ideological message(s) may have been encoded in the message and how it could or may affect you. How did you interpret the media text, did you like it or not and why?
Media text 1
Newspaper article on July 2
I read an article in the online version of the New York Times about the democratic presidential candidates. Based on my understanding I thought the ideological message of the article was that Americans are unlikely to vote for someone who is labeled socialist. I’m decoding that in my own way, by thinking that there seems a poor understanding of socialism in its various forms and manifestations. (Insert example from article here).
I don’t like this kind of reporting, because it shows a lack of understanding by journalists but reproduces forms of disinformation, lack of nuance, and stereotypes.
Media text 2
I watched the movie Jo Jo Rabbit. The movie is a satirical drama with multiple layers to understand and analyze. I believe I clearly understood the messages that the director encoded in this film, which I experienced as an original and daring way to confront the many painful issues surrounding World War 2, such as anti-semitism, patriotism, propaganda, violence and others. While I think my 12 year old and I were well able to decode the messages of the filmmakers, it was harder for my 10 year old who needed some additional context to decode. (Note: the film is officially rated PG-13). All three of us thought the film was brilliant. For viewers who don’t have a solid knowledge of this part of history, the film may come across as odd or even insulting or ignorant.

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