Media Literacy

I learned many things in this journalism but by far the most important thing is learning how to be media literate in the eight medias and their histories. Media literacy is defined as the ability to understand and make productive use of the media. In our class we went into the extensive and complex history behind the main eight medias and by learning them our ability to be more media literate will stay with us as we question and use these medias in a positive way throughout our lives. I definitely view media in a different way, especially in the news and the many ways we can be tricked by peoples abuse of the internet. I have also known about The First Amendment most of my life but I never understood the libel and slander issues that are so predominate in many recent court cases. By learning the history we are better suited against future issues and can better understand how our digital age operates.

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