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At South High School there are many cultures and ethnicities so they have a chance to learn a lot about other people.  Showing our videos showed the students at South High School what media cultures are important to us so that they could see another perspective.  This relates to trends of globalization because they were able to see global issues such as the perception of African Americans in Media, the differences in news in China and the US and minority issues.  Our videos made them think about things that are happening all around the world and they can see how everyone is connected in some way through social networking.  Our trip to South also opened my eyes to the local global community of students.

These days you cannot run a successful company if you are not global.  Everyone is connected through technology so that you can have a business in China and operate it from the US.  I liked the concept of the uses of propaganda in the media during big political issues. During World War 2 the mass media crafted this perception on the war and the society ate it up.  As they say in the book “ The uses of propaganda during World War 2 once again promoted concern over the distribution of global information in the mass media”.  (339)Everyone believed the media even if it was not true.  The media creates this flow of information and even if they are bias we still we read it.  One of my classmates di a video essay on this exact thing.  I thought it was really interesting to see that news is presented differently everywhere.  We may not be getting the right information from the media so how can we base our decisions around it. This can be applied today in the presidential elections.  Every source of media is bias so I don’t know what to think because everyone
says something different.

I think that globalization is a very important issue and my essay on media’s perception of beauty was how the media around the world is portraying it too.  I think my essay can also relate to people overseas because they also watch many of the same
commercials we do.  I wouldn’t change what I wrote because I think it ties into the globalization factor.

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  1. Kathleen
    November 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Good post, Michelle. I didn’t see what you wrote for your video essay, but I’m sure it was indicative of globalization. Nice job.

    • November 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      I had a swim meet and others things so instead of the video essay I did a research paper. So thats whyI didnt include that part.

  2. Kathleen
    November 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Oh, no worries, Lynn mentioned that was an option she was allowing some students. Thanks!

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