The main lesson that I will remember about media from this class is that the media is controlled. I think I always knew this but I never really saw it for myself. The U.S. media controls what they what us to see and believe. They carefully pick and choose what they are going to show us. I stopped watching the news awhile ago because it seemed that all I was watching were the bad things going on in the world. Of course, this is what makes the news but I didn't want to watch it. How much media is controlled is prevalent in the case and events going on with ISIS. The media wants us to think that all of ISIS are muslims so they have not broadcast any of the bombings and killings that have actually affected other muslims in the Middle East. The media has only made the killings in the U.S. and Europe into headline news. This in turn has caused a lot of people to form opinions and assumptions that all muslims are indeed involved with ISIS because we are not getting the full story, only what they want us to see.
The main lesson I learned during this class is how much the government controls journalists and what we see on TV. It's so easy to be naïve to the situations around the world because most of the stuff is being sugar-coated or not told truthfully. I learned that journalists have a risky job and you must be aware of what's going on in order to deliver great news stories. I've learned a lot more about ISIS and the horrible crimes being committed and broadcasted all over social media. We are being blinded from the truth so its important for everyone to be aware.
I think one of the main lessons I've learned in this class about media is about journalists. I think it's interesting that some journalists will literally risks their lives to get a news story for a dangerous situation. It shows how dedicated they can be. It's also interesting how much a place can be censored. There are places out there that are much more controlled then here. We have also learned a lot about what is going on in the middle east, which is good to know and more than I knew before.
A few things that I have learned, that stuck to me is to do more research on the news, to look into other news resources. Another, is learning how the news can be controlled. I often questioned the news and this class gave me a sense of reasoning of how and why. Lastly, is the risks that journalists takes to let the world know what is going one.
I think a main thing I've learned about the media is that it is much more than what's on the surface, especially in countries where the media is highly controlled, like in China. In order to accurately gain knowledge of the truth, you must search more than just one source. Additionally, I have learned that what is posted in the media isn't always what we need to read - but what we want to read. That is not always the case, but many popular media outlets, especially with our generation, do not have the whole story. The media industry is always changing and growing, and it is our job to change and grow with it, but make sure we are still seeking the truth. It is easy to be a journalist today with blogging and social media, but good/honest/trustworthy journalists are what we need to make sure we stick with following.
The main thing that I learned from this class is, media is always controlled by government in all countries around the world. After I realized that most of the media are controlled by each country's government,I became not fully trust the media. And above all, I didn't know that journalist is the highest risk job in the world. Whenever I read the articles that cover with murdered journalists, I really shocked and I was convinced that the journalists were killed by controlling power. With these learning, I could acquire a sense of discernment so I accept rarely the entire media and try to filter the news.
Like most everyone that has commented on this before me, what will stick to to me the most is how other countries don't allow freedom of speech. I simply cannot imagine not having it. I already don't have a filter when I speak, or when I post things. I would be in some serious trouble if I had to be super careful because my life depend on it. Because of this, now whenever I go to social media I think "Wow! You're using your freedom of speech for this! Isn't it great to be American?" Obviously, that is sarcastic. It has now made me realized that we are given an amazing gift, if you can call a human right a gift, and we aren't using it to our full attention. Which has made me really scrutinize society. But I don't necessarily see this as a bad thing.
The main lesson I’ve learned so far are the bad situation in middle eastern countries and the danger of becoming a journalist. After I learned about conflicts and refugees in these countries from class, I felt really bad and shocked. Although I knew there were still wars in middle eastern countries, but I never try to learn more about it before. I watched a Chinese outdoor reality show called “ON THE ROAD”, it recorded people’s real life in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. After watched it, I was thinking when we enjoyed our breakfast or coffee, they were worried about their life, they were fighting against with ISIS. I felt it is unfair, but we don’t know what could we do.Before I decided to choose journalism as my major, I only know to be a journalist means no regular life schedule. Journalist has a really busy life. I didn’t realize that it is so dangerous to become a reporter. Even though ignoring war correspondents, and talking about a reporter, it could be a really dangerous job. When a report offended government’s or party’s interest, the person may disappeared quietly. It is a scary thing especially in countries that press under the strong control.
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The main lessons I learned in this class have been about journalism around the world, social media and how some places like China can't have a Facebook. I did not realize how life threatening it can really be. I learned a lot of what the media shows us is so controlled, like what can be shown, posted, spoken; especially with ISIS and journalism for that matter. I also learned about other countries from the map quizzes which is definitely beneficial.
Well I know now so many more countries and where they are in the world! I also learned about the journalism in a foreign countries could be life threatening and that journalist are doing something incredible and they should be honored more! Also The graphic from last week was a big eye opener, I know check other countries about Isis jus to see if there is any differences!
I have truly learned so much in this class, more than I even expected. What I believe I will take away that has intrigued me the most, is the freedom of media in other countries. I know many students have commented and said the same thing, but I believe this class has opened all our eyes to the other parts of the world and how important it is to stay informed in other places besides America. I also have really enjoyed watching presentations because I feel like I have learned so much about the countries in general....language, population, current crisis and events, etc. I have really enjoyed that as well!
This class has been one of the most fun and interesting classes I've taken at UCO. I've learned so much a couple of things that will really stick with me is how controlled the media really is all over the world. I can't imagine having my facebook or twitter watched because I say whatever I want all the time with no second thought. It's sad we don't have more of a freedom of speech. Something else that will stick with me is how determined some journalists are to get the truth out. It blows my mind that people have lost their lives or gone missing because they were trying to inform people of what's going on in their country.
This class has been really interesting. I've learned so much about other countries and how their media has affected their history. The media can be a dangerous job for other countries and we take ours for granted almost. Glad to take this class and learn how others live their life with their media and seeing how important it is to them.