Police Training For the Future

By Christian Trujano



The Root of Music

By Jordan Vasquez



Proposition 64

By Kisha Collins


Is the freshman 15 real?

By Raquel Macias


Bay Area Growing Pains

By Claudia Chan


Human trafficking

By Miho Yamamoto


Week 9 – The Internet

By Hope Weston

I have known many people in my generation who have been caught up in the whirlwind of online gaming, dating, socializing and shopping. I feel like everyone around me has some of their daily time consumed by the internet in one way or another, although I cannot think of a specific person who was more “addicted” than the rest. I have seen people spend hours and hours scrolling, posting, meeting new people and shopping endlessly. It all seems to be the normal thing these days. I even find myself, because of my business, spending my days with my eyes glued to the screen. The best thing we can do is take time to turn off, walk away and experience life as it is happening – not through a lens. I personally have been making more efforts to put my phone away at concerts or events, during meals and while I’m studying or doing other homework. It greatly helps to live in the moment and “turn off” a few times a day. I hope everyone will adapt to this style of taking breaks or turning off completely.

Week 10 – Media Ethics

By Hope Weston

Ethics are a tricky subject in today’s world. With the rise of the conservative, right-wing ideal of Christian-based morals it can be hard to distinguish between what is righteous, and what is just good. In terms of Media, there has always been a thin line between finding the truth at all costs and trying not to step on any toes. In the days of journalism’s beginnings with Newspapers and the first reporters, we have this kind of pipe-dream that they were all there for the right reasons, to tell the right stories and get to the bottom of things to show their readers… Then at the beginning of sensationalism we see a huge shift towards what is entertaining, flashy, and shocking rather than telling the story like it is. I believe this was the beginning of the end of Media Ethics. Since then, magazines, televisions, newspapers and of course the Internet have all fought for attention, leading them to report only the fearful, biased stories that will keep their audience hooked. Especially with online sources today being able to say/print whatever they want without hardly ever being double checked!! I believe that Media Ethics now lay in the hands of the audience… for we must use our own ethics and logic to discern between what is shocking and entertaining, and what is true.

TV Advertisements and Their Effect on Children’s Health

Jarra Gojolo

21 Nov 16


Mass Comm (MW 1:30-3:20)

If you watch any type of children’s programming, you’re bound to see plenty of advertisements throughout, especially for food. These food advertisements usually pitch sugary and unhealthy foods, items like cereal or candy, in ways that grab the children’s attention. Television was introduced to the general public in the early 1950s (Hanson, 2016), and advertising during programming was quick to follow in order to fund these providers of the programming. Advertising during children’s programming is an especially effective way to get the message to these consumers because the advertisement makes different sales pitches to the child and the parent supervising the child at the same time. These advertisements are very effective in getting households to purchase unhealthy foods, and in turn those households become unhealthier. There is a clear correlation between children’s food advertisements and children’s eating habits.

The first thing we look at when we address this issue is the tactics that the companies use to get the kids and parents attention. Children and adults process information much differently, and advertisers must change their tactics to maximize their effectiveness. Kids may see advertisements geared towards adults, and take the persuasive information (that’s not always truthful) at face value and see it as the truth, since their brains are still relatively early in the development process. (Wicks, 2009) The young brain of the child also responds better to visual and auditory stimuli than just information about the product. That means the bright colors that you see in any cereal commercial are there to dazzle children into wanting the product being advertised. Advertisers also work hand in hand with the broadcasting network and use their characters to help advertise their product. (Frechette, 2015) For older viewers, they will understand it as an endorsement from the product, but for the younger children, they will see the advertisement as part of the program itself. If a child sees his or her favorite character on their favorite show being used for an advertisement, which is disguised as another episode of the show, the impressionable child will most likely want to do what that character they like is doing. For example, McDonald’s happy meals usually have their themes change regularly. One happy meal commercial in 2015 had Spongebob Squarepants playing with an orange that comes with the meals, in the same animation style from the movie.

The next thing that needs to be observed is the effect that these commercials have on the child’s buying and eating habits. There are plenty of questions concerning this particular issue, and multiple American studies could not come up with definitive answers for the question. One study on advertising tactics acknowledges that a full study on the effects that different tactics have on children’s eating habits would be too big to undertake. (Williams, 2006) A study on the kind of food advertisements shown to kids shows a complete neglect for healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. (Frechette, 2015) Only a miniscule amount of advertising firms in America have made an effort to promote healthy foods and a healthy diet. The psychological effect that sweets have on children can combine with advertising and create some bad habits. Children are wired to embrace good experiences, for example the release of dopamine that happens when somebody consumes something sugary. Since they are too young to think about the consequences that may come from consuming an unhealthy amount of sugar, consumption becomes a habit. That kind of effect from advertising can be directly linked to incurable diseases like diabetes, and equal promotion of healthy foods could lower the rates of life altering diseases.

The final thing I’m looking at is the effect that advertisements have on those same habits in other, less developed countries. Every country is at a different level of technology, and other countries may have different advertising and promotion of products depending on that level. One study performed by scientists in central Greece sampled a couple hundred elementary school students and their sensitivity to advertising strategies. (Lioutas, 2015) What the study found out was that there’s 4 ways that advertising affects child health: motivation, feelings after the purchase, positive mood towards the brand, and understanding of the advertisement’s persuasiveness. The study concluded that there’s a strong correlation between advertising and unhealthy food consumption, but not a direct link to consumption. A study done by a team of scientists in 2010 took data from 13 research groups stationed in both Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and took TV data on the weekend and 2 weekdays. (Kelly, 2010) The total combined recording time of the research groups came out to be over 2400 hours. 18 percent of the over 68,000 advertisement were for food products, second behind channel promotion. The study found that ⅔ of the advertisements were for unhealthy food, with Germany being the most egregious offender at 87%. Germany is known for its food and drink lifestyle, and cultures that have very different customs than the US tend to have advertising that reflects those differences. What they concluded was would be an effective strategy to combat this issue is to regulate unhealthy advertisements at the times where kids are most likely to watch television. For example, Germany would regulate fast food advertisements between 6PM and 10PM, where children are most likely to be watching television. Solutions like this might not be popular enough to be passed at this point in time, but there has to be a point where the government has to take responsibility for its youngest citizens and change from the norm. Around the world, data shows that there are countries with a higher proportion of unhealthy advertisements, and that regulating those advertisements would be beneficial to a child’s diet.

Food advertising directed towards children does not have a completely clear correlation to the health of children who watch them. It’s common sense to believe that advertisements of unhealthy food to potential consumers, but expert research and analysis conclude that the relationship is not a solid one. There still are issues that experts have with advertising unhealthy items to small children, and preying on small children through marketing is a very unhealthy way to promote a product to the consumers. The research that I did throughout this assignment showed me how tough it is to track the activity of even a moderate amount of people. The information I researched can affect people’s buying habits by making them aware of what they are being subjected to by groups of marketing experts. In conclusion, it’s surprising how much effort companies put into marketing their product to young elementary school children.



Lioutas, E. D., & Tzimitra-Kalogianni, I. (2015). ‘I saw Santa drinking soda!’ Advertising and children’s food preferences. Child: Care, Health & Development, 41(3), 424-433.

Kelly, B., Halford, J. G., Boyland, E. J., Chapman, K., Bautista-Castaño, I., Berg, C., & … Serra-Majem, L. (2010). Television Food Advertising to Children: A Global Perspective. American Journal Of Public Health, 100(9), 1730-1736. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2009.179267

Hanson, R. E. (2016). Mass Communication: Living In A Media World (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc



Williams, L. (2006). An Analysis of the Appeal Methods Utilized in Children’s Television Food Advertising. Conference Papers — International Communication Association, 1-26.

Week 9: Internet

Week 9- Internet

Karan Abrol


Three years ago, in Bangalore, A family moved into our gated community from New York. The couple seems extremely functional and suited for one another. At a dinner party at their house the question of online dating came up, and they revealed that they met online on a site called JDate. Everyone at the party was surprised- no one could have possibly guessed that the couple didn’t meet in the real world. They seemed to have a real, genuine relationship, and are raising a wonderful daughter, who my sister spends a lot of time with and gets along with despite the slight age gap between them (sister is three years older). When they were asked how they met, the guy told us he had been looking online for a while (supporting the idea that dating seems like “shopping” to some researchers and academics studying this), and one day “[He] widened his search parameters… and there she was!”, as he looked at his wife lovingly. I remember that line verbatim because it was so amusing to me that two people could put in so much romance into a line like that. A few adults in the party even giggled slightly, but the couple did not see any humour or irony in the line.

This being my first and only experience with online dating, I am openly biased towards the idea that online dating does not necessarily have ANY negative connotations, and is capable of forming extremely healthy and happy lifelong relationships. Statistics mean nothing to the individual, and I think it’s very possible that the unhealthy symptoms found in people who use online dating may very well be more because of the fact that people who use online dating sites tend to already be prone to unhealthy relationships or fake identities in the real world, rather than being pushed towards it by the phenomenon itself.

My stance on online dating is extremely positive, though I do not care for it myself. My personal preference is towards real world relationships, that involve the ability to meet someone for the first time in person, simply because I think those situations make me more comfortable. This does not mean that someone else’s preference to an online relationship should ever, in any way, be diminished by predudice towards the information age and it’s effect of social interaction.

Week 10- Media Ethics

Week 10- Media Ethics

Karan Abrol

The worrying scope and role of ethics in today’s world

Never has the news been so fundamental to society as a whole. The Colonial era, and all eras before it, survived without any access to mass media as sophisticated as that of the modern era. The ability of humanity to broadcast ideas to audiences beyond the reach of the human voice has been a revolutionary agent in society. It is my personal belief that NO democratic or civil rights movemtn in all of history would have survived or persisted to the extent of which it has without the media’s ability to bring people together in ideology and equality.

The 20th century, however, has revealed an ugly side to the same advancement. A feature of the media that pulls society backwards in progress weven while pushing it forward. The media has revealed to the world (as is its purpose) the malleability of human beings in general, the ability of the crowd to be swayed, and the severe consequences of this fact.

Because the media can be used for beneficial social change, it follows that it can, by the same token, be misused for any number of harmful intentions.

The ability of media sources to use agenda setting methods to control the news stories that are covered, and the capitalization of this tool in order to favour sensationalism and popularity over truth and civic duty has had devastating affects on society. Historically, the media not only facilitated, but actively participated in the election of leaders who make bad decisions, wars that need not be fought, the minimization of democracy and civil rights, and, most worrying, the propogation of content that makes media consumers LESS informed rather than more informed. This is contradictory to the fundamental goal of all forms of mass media.

It is worrying that propaganda helped promote The Great War in the 1920s. It is worrying that a publicized campaign elected a german dictator that cause a genocide in the 1930s. It is worrying that American news media has fostered hatred for communism, the Japanese, Immigrants, Muslims, Blacks and LGBT members ever since the 1950s. Every decade shows us a devastating misuse of the media to set society back 50 years, even when the same media suceeds in pushing society forward in other ways. The same phenomenon that helped create democracy serves to undermine and attack its virtues.

My personal stance on media ethics is not specific to different kinds of misuse. I am not focused on the importance of Libel laws, Privacy Rights or even First Amendment rights of journalists and the press. I am more concerned with the overarching attitude and misuse of modern media, as well as a society that is so heavily dependent on the media. Every media producer, every journalist, everyone writing on a blog that will be viewed by someone other than him or herself, has a responsibility to society to respect the power and ability of all forms of media, and uphold the basic virtues on which mass media has built its foundation. No one is exempt from this responsibility, and anyone who disregards it is doing all of humanity a severe disservice.

Week 10 Libel on the Internet can bring a civil suit

by Cristina Melchior

The first amendment — which guarantees the right of free speech — is at the core of all media law in the United States. However, people must have the right to protect themselves from defamation and injuries caused by errors or distortions in information disseminated by any medium. The rights of people are protected from both libel and slander defamation. Libel is the written or broadcast form of defamation. Slander is an untrue defamatory statement that is spoken orally. 

Besides public comments on newspapers or magazines, the most common places for making possibly libelous statements are blog posts and internet chat rooms.

Thinking about all variations of media is evaluating its content. It is thinking that the content will be shared with a large part of the world. The globalization of the internet does not allow media thinking  locally anymore. Bloggers should think themselves as having an important role in forming the opinion and instigating change. Bloggers face the same range of ethical issues the reporters face on a regular basis: truthfulness, conflicts of interest, and sensationalism. 

The Internet has seen by the courts in the United States as more like newspaper or magazine. Suing for libel brings a civil suit in a state court under the libel laws seeking for monetary damages for harm caused by the statement. 

Therefore, think twice before publishing something that could compromise someone without having concrete evidence. 

Week 9: Media Ethics

Differentiating the Truth and the False and Pursue the True Information

By Thomas Lin

In today’s society where we can create information on the Internet, but sometimes some of of the information that we get on the Internet is not exactly true and some of the important information that people in the public needs to know for some reasons only get little coverage in the news is something that I think it’s not acceptable in the media ethics, because journalists has the responsibility to tell us what’s really going when an new information is happening at a certain location within the U.S. or around the world. Even when the medias doesn’t want to give us the real facts about what’s really happening, we as each individuals in the public should be able to tell apart what’s are the real facts and what’s not; also, we should pursue the truth when the information we are looking for is false. That’s what I believes in we as each individuals should do when the medias don’t give us the real facts.

Week 10: Media Ethics in Burma

By Naing Win Aung

Different countries showcase media differently; as a result, I think it is tough to explain the way I view the ethics in today’s media in general. In fact, I would love to share my opinion on the media ethics in my country. In Burma, there was the time when our political status was corrupted. The government controlled most of the press. Journalists had gone through a hard time and even jailed for reporting and criticizing the truthfulness of the government. The media did not have any free rights to give the accuracy information that is necessary for the citizens. Since the government controlled the media, they would often time manipulate and convey false information to the public. Some media groups worked outside of the country; they were not biased, and they follow the ethic’s code. The government censored the media group as soon as they found out what they were doing. Besides, they denied the entry of the people who worked in those groups into the country.

Nevertheless, the way media run have changed recently after the political system in Burma changes. There are several major newspapers now has an opposing party as their front page which would get banned or censored. However, the government still partially controls the media. Thus, the press cannot fully criticize the government and follow the media ethically.

Week 9, Blog 8: Internet

By Haley Cardamon

The internet makes it easy to become addicted to almost anything. Online shopping is easy to become addicted to because when you shop on the internet, ads for similar products show up on every page you go on.

It is easier to become addicted when the advertising’s are targeted and personalized for the things you are interested in.

The best advise for online shopping lovers is to have self control. The person should be able to determine whether they need the item or if the just want it. In the following article,5 Ways to Combat an Online Shopping Addiction, the author’s top suggestions are to unsubscribe from all promotional emails and to delete shopping applications from your cell phone.

Week 10. Media Ethics.

by Dmitry Dolgopolov

The problem of ethics is one of the most important nowadays. The today’s media can make a person famous in a few days. So, it is obvious that it can increase the reputation as well as kill it. So, the matter of following the ethics or not is faced by every writer, publicist, journalist.

In my opinion, most of the media tries not to violate the ethics nowadays. Especially, if you take any respected and appreciated journals as Atlantic or New Yorker, they never give away the resources if they can damage any person’s authority.

However, if you decide to read the “yellow” press, they usually don’t care about anything. They want to get money and even if the information is obviously fake or not proved yet they can publish it.

So, I suppose that there is no correct answer to the question whether media follows any rules or not. It depends on the point of view and whether we should or not take yellow press into the account.

Week 10, Blog 9: Media Ethics

By Haley Cardamon

In todays media, such as magazines and online entertainment sites, have very low morals and will say anything about anyone just to have the best story out at the time.

Media outlets like People Magazine and TMZ.com always have false and dramatized information about celebrities. They make up or twist the truth in order to create entertainment for the people. I think the worst part about this, besides lying about a persons life, is that many people have low media literacy and actually believe the nonsense they see in magazines or on TMZ.

Even news outlets report biased information. We saw during the presidential election how differently on news channel would report on the same topic.

We all must be careful what we read nowadays.


Week 10: Media Ethics – Blog 9

Media Unethical Practices

David Bahk

Sadly, media ethics are at an all time low, just take a look at our corporate cable news station. Every station from ABC News, MSNBC, and even CNN do not call out untrue news or even stress the lies being spread by powerful politicians in our government. The news reporters that work for these national stations get paid high salaries yet do not want to do real journalism and call the unjust practices done by our corrupt politicians.

The new reporters cannot call out the unjust practices by corrupt politicians because they are worried if they do, they will lose access to interview these politicians. The perfect example is Donald Trump. Donald Trump time and time again would lie to the American people, yet the news stations would never press at him on these issues where he lies to the faces of our people.

These days people do not know if they can even trust journalist in these corporate stations to actually do real journalism. Many times these corporate news stations have dark money being poured into their companies to sponsor or not press on certain issues and topics. No wonder we the people do not see on the news often of issues like the Dakota pipeline protest currently going on. This is why my age group the millennials do not turn to cable news station as a main source of news, but actually progressive news stations like the Young Turks.

Week 10: Media Ethics

By Maneek Rajasansi

I believe that in life there needs to be rules to everything because if there was not there would be no guidelines to follow. When it comes to media ethics, I believe it is important to have. As I said, there needs to be rules to follow; however, I think that sometimes reporters need to break them in order to get exciting news. Recently, I feel like the news has been reporting news that is not exciting or catches my attention. Some new outlets do break the ethics by not reporting the truth or the “full truth”, yet it still did not excite me because they have to report that they gave false information. I believe sometimes reporters should go undercover to report, for that is how raw news can come from. I feel as though news is in a uninteresting transfix and something needs to change, if that be that they go against and with the media ethics, then so be it.

Week 8- Media Law

Reed v. Town of Gilbert

Week 8

Media Law

Karan Abrol

In 2015 a church in Arizona challenged the Town of Gilbert’s regulations regarding signs for political, ideological or directional purposes. The court recognized the violation of the First Amendment and struck down the regulations in question. The First Amendment looks down on discrimination of forms of media based on its content- only laws that directly serve compelling states’ interests are constitutional, according to Justice Thomas. Surprisingly, the Court ruled 9 – 0 in favor of striking down the restrictions and regarding them unconstitutional. It seems that the restriction of visual media made the church feel targeted, as it wasn’t allowed to publicize its own agenda using the same forms of media politicians and corporations are. The Court was able to come together and fix policy in favor of reducing the media’s ability to discriminate against groups with disproportionate influence over the public.

Week 8: Media Law

Week 8: Media Law

Blog 7

By Philong Nguyen

One case that caught my eye, Elonis v. United States, primarily focused on social media and free speech over the internet. A recent case where a man in Pennsylvania said threats over Facebook brought up the question whether free speech is protected online. In the given event, anyone can say anything online and may not be true. This brought a problem to the prosecutors because anything posted online isn’t always acted on, and no matter what is said, most judges disagree on anything could ever happen.

In the case, the court decided that there was no proof that the lyrics online were directed towards the mans wife. There was no specific name, therefore not much could be able to be acted on. Free speech is allowed online, other than leaking confidential government information like Edward Snowden did, but in any other case, most is allowed on the internet.

Free speech is questionable when it comes to an action that could hurt someone because of the question is it true. There isn’t much credible source if something were to happen. I would believe so because I spend a lot of time online, and a lot of people say things that probably won’t happen, myself included. Many people threaten others over so many dumb things, they get into fights, roasts, and turmoils over many weird things. We can say what we want, and not many people can do anything about it.

Week 8: Media Law

By Aaron Foster

After scouring the internet for sometime to find a case I thought was interesting I settled on a case that involved Ed Sheeran. Now this wasn’t the first time this year Sheeran was sued for copyright infringement but this time he was being sued by the heirs of Ed Townsend who co-wrote “Let’s get it on”, with Marvin Gaye.

According to the lawsuit covered in the article Sheeran copied the ‘heart’ of ‘let’s get it on’ and repeated it throughout his hit song ‘Thinking out loud’. The Townsend family claims that major parts of the melodic, harmonic and rhythmic composition were copied by Sheeran.

Personally I do feel like this was copyright infringement because you can hear the classic Marvin Gaye record throughout the song. I understand sampling a song and what not but to take what Sheeran and did and not give credit isn’t right.


Social Media’s Nature

Social Media’s nature to distort the teen’s realities.

David Bahk



Week 2: Media Impact or Business Aspect of Media Blog 2

By Naing Win Aung

I would state that media can impact our daily life. It can influence the way you think and do at the same time. At times, individuals take what they saw in the media for granted and believe that the outcome would be the same as it is the media. However, that’s not true in our general public.

Media can be exceptionally hazardous for its audience when it could be telling the false certainties and making us believe them. For instance, news can be biased or even give false information depending on what the majority want to hear so they could be making up a story that can affect what people may do in real life. Movies, particularly for kids, can sometimes change his or her personalities making them vulnerable to being disrespectful to their parents or older adults due to the media influences.

Therefore, I would not be shocked to hear when people are pointing the finger at media for problems that are occurring in real life. In any case, it is not only the media that should take the blame. Despite the fact that media controls us, the audiences have their particular decision whether to believe it or not.

How does violence in the Video Games Affect the Character and Behavior of People

By Dmitry Dolgopolov

url: https://journalismdada.wordpress.com/?p=8372

Week 9: Internet–Blog 8

The Boundless Internet

By Celeste DiLullo

The Internet is extremely convenient for me. Since I don’t indulge in shopping on a daily basis, I never know if I will like anything in the clothing stores. It’s way easier for me to shop online and find clothes I know I will like in sizes that will fit me. It also makes gaming easier because I don’t have to obtain physical copies of video games; I can have them downloaded after paying for the games. I do not know of anyone who has developed an addiction to play games or clothes shop. I don’t think addiction is a good or bad thing. I think it depends on the intrepration or experiences that come with the addiction association, but I think addiction needs to be changed. It’s neither good or bad: it’s a phase. Whether an addiction is good or bad is up to the audience/listeners/observors/participants of the addictive action.

Where I shop: This is where I get my gamesWhere I get gifts/clothesAnother place I shop for decent clothes

Week 9 – Global Media Wearables

by Cristina Melchior

The “Internet of Things” refers to a technological revolution that connects electronics devices used every day to the world wide web. Appliances, transportation, and even sneakers, clothes and doorknobs will be connected to the Internet and other devices. The idea is that, more and more, the physical and digital worlds will become one, through devices that communicate with each other, data centers and their clouds.
Medicine is one of the sectors that can benefit from this technology. Throughout the Internet of Things, doctors and hospitals can collect and organize data from connected medical devices, including home health monitors. By collecting data in real time, health professionals have the complete data from their patients, being able to improve care through more effective diagnostics and treatments.
Wearable technology is one of the applications of Internet of Things. Wearable technology is a category of technology devices that can be worn by a consumer and often include tracking information related to health and fitness. The possibility of being monitored 24 hours is revolutionary but it is also scary. Take a look at the below lecture from Joanna Berzowska.The “Internet of Things” refers to a technological revolution that connects electronics devices used every day to the world wide web. Appliances, transportation, and even sneakers, clothes and doorknobs will be connected to the Internet and other devices. The idea is that, more and more, the physical and digital worlds will become one, through devices that communicate with each other, data centers and their clouds.
Medicine is one of the sectors that can benefit from this technology. Throughout the Internet of Things, doctors and hospitals can collect and organize data from connected medical devices, including home health monitors. By collecting data in real time, health professionals have the complete data from their patients, being able to improve care through more effective diagnostics and treatments.
Wearable technology is one of the applications of Internet of Things. Wearable technology is a category of technology devices that can be worn by a consumer and often include tracking information related to health and fitness. The possibility of being monitored 24 hours is revolutionary but it is also scary. Take a look at the below lecture from Joanna Berzowska.

Week 9: Internet- Blog 8

Internet Gaming Addiction

David Bahk

Gaming addiction in my opinion is now easier, with gaming being readily available on our everyday devices from our laptop to even our smartphones. I personally feel the internet games are currently the most popular, the most popular internet game in our current years would be League Of Legend. League Of Legend is a free to play internet game that my friend Justin became seriously addicted to.

Sadly the game is extremely additive and even naturally has its players use money to buy in game items which can lead to even more problems aside from just the addictive nature of the game. My friend Justin ended up spending slightly over a thousand dollars on a game that is free to play!

Both internet gaming, and gaming in general purposely make it so it is addicting. And like any addiction, it has negative backlashes on its users naturally. Justin Community College grades begin to slip when he really got hooked onto League Of Legend. He would not even hang out with his closest friend because he did not want to leave the house and the game. Luckily, for Justin a lot of his friend were ex internet video game addicts, and they taught him to slowly detach himself from the game to overcome his addiction. So now Justin is no longer an internet gamer no longer because he cannot manage himself from being a casual to non stop gamer. I myself enjoy internet gaming and indeed League Of Legend, but am thankfully not an addict. I thank my family and dog Jangu for this.

Week 9: The Internet

Week 9: The Internet Blog 8

My Experience

By Philong Nguyen

The internet is the largest form of media now a days, as access is getting easier and easier. It is everywhere, in every residential building, shopping mall, office building, and is only expanding more and more. Majority of large entertainment and news media has moved over to the internet to use social media, and to set up their own websites in order to connect with the average person.

Being someone who uses the internet quite a bit, it’s helped connect with old friends, and find new friends I meet when I am out and about. Since the internet is so easy to be accessed, I am an addict, a lot of us are, just checking everything trying to be entertained. A great thing I learned to get off was to get a dog. Ever since I got a dog, we take walks instead of me staying home and using the internet. It has pretty much cut the amount of time I spend online in half.

I had problems just sitting there when I quit swimming, it really took a toll on my body. The amount of strength I used to have has really diminished over time, and my body has been growing more and more. Being fit was a really big part of who I am and it means a lot to be able to fit old clothes, and not have to buy new ones all the time.

Week 9: The Internet

By Naing Win Aung

The Internet got into my life when I went to high school. I remember going to cyber cafes with a bunch of my friends just to play online games and use social networking sites. Indeed, even since I gain the Internet access at home, I heavily spent a majority of my time in my little virtual world, my room.

It has a considerable measure of impacts throughout my life, especially when I got addicted to gaming one time. I ended up spending more than 3 hours a day, and I rarely went out with friends or communicate with my family. Additionally, there had been issues with my schedule. Since I had school in the day, I usually played late around evening time which made it tough for me to get to school on time the following day.

Regardless, I didn’t attempt to put a stop on my addiction, in fact, it happened because most of my friends went abroad for education. Thus, it has stopped me from being a game addict.


By Jarra Gojolo

I sometimes use the internet for shopping, because the items that are on sale on a website are not found in any stores nearby. I usually shop online for sneakers because some of the kinds are virtually impossible to obtain in-store like this shoe that I passed on http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/pd/air-jordan-3-retro-og-mens-shoe/pid-11157275/pgid-11274436. Fortunately, I don’t know anybody who has an addiction/time-consuming habit to any of these 3 activities.

Week 9: Internet

Video Game Addiction

By Khalil Bourgoub

When I was in high school I used to internet much more than I do now. In high school I was addicted to online gaming pretty heavily. I played as soon as I got home from school and this definitely affected me negatively. I would probably play for six to eight hours a day and I missed out on a lot of homework and school activities. This dropped my grades pretty significantly while I was addicted and I could tell my life was negatively affected because of how little sleep I got every night. I ended up realizing how negative it was affecting me and I completely stopped playing video games for months. After I felt like I could control myself I felt like it was okay to play again I occasionally play with friends and that’s about it.

Week 9: The Internet

By Maneek Rajasansi

I’ve used the Internet for gaming and  occasionally use it for shopping. Personally, I’ve never grown addicted to online shopping or gaming. I think people have the ability to be able to cut off their usage of it gets out of hand, yet I have a friend who is addicted to gaming. He doesn’t really go out anymore because he is always gaming. He spends all his time playing League of Legends because of his high “elo”, which is a ranking system. To maintain his “elo”, he says he has to keep playing daily.

I do not understand how people can get addicted to the Internet to the point where is it truly an addiction. My friend does not go out because he would rather build his ranking in the game than go out. I am not sure if he will ever stop gaming or minimize the amount of time he puts into it. I have tried to invite him out but he always cancels, so I don’t know what to think for his situation.

Media Law

By Jarra Gojolo

FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. was a court case in 2008 about if the FCC’s inconsistency in their enforcement of expletive rules in programming. The Billboard Music Awards, broadcast by Fox, three expletives were used between 2002 and 2003, which led to them being basically sanctioned by the FCC. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Fox, calling the sanctions unnecessary. https://www.oyez.org/cases/2008/07-582. I think as long as the profanity is not frequent and none of it is malicious, it’s fine to have a little bit of it in n awards show.

Week 9- Internet

Melica Sapon

Blog 8

I’ve done my fair share of online shopping in the past. I no longer do it, since i’ve had bad past experiences, especially with clothes and shoes being the incorrect size. My cousin has used online dating and actually formed a lasting relationship. I have never formed an addiction to online shopping and I don’t know anyone that has; the same goes for an addiction to online gaming.

Here are a few links to the shops I would go to when shopping online:





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