Thousand Foot Krutch

Thousand Foot Krutch
I love this band. I listen to them daily. Even though we are looking at another camera, we all look like we're alert for it being a fan signing and it's 11:30 p.m. on a Friday.

27 January 2011

Mass Media MC 320 class

Mass Media is quickly turning into an Internet phenomenon, complete with video and photos. Although photos have always been a part of the media, in the 21st century newspapers and magazines, let alone newscasters, think that without photos a story won't be read.

I'm afraid they are probably right. Although I'm on a college campus where people are supposed to be reading and writing at a high level, the elite class if there ever was one in America, I know a lot of students who don't read anything but thier textbook, and not even that most of the time. How can we possibly attract them to read news stories? By giving them huge photos, splashing graphics, and shocking videos.

This is where the media is going, and if a person wants to be reporter, they better jump on the band wagon - or learn in their undergraduate courses what it is. But it seems that even personal knowledge is beginning to exceed that of college courses, simply because it's growing and changing like a virus. College simply can't keep up, it seems, although they do their absolute best to maintain it.

There was a recent study - are students learning less in collge now than before - that the campus paper, the Arrow, wrote about. Although I have not read it yet, I'm making an educated guess and assuming that they are learning less than ever before. And that goes for media students as well. And yet we are far more valued today with crendentials than ever before. Is that something?

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel Weatherford

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