Media and Me.
Week 1: Media Autobiography
Media and Me
By: Michelle Miramon
It was my freshman year of high school and I just finished a book that I had printed from the internet. I don’t recall the title of the book, but I still remember the feeling after I was done reading the book. It was a romantic tragedy and I was highly interested in books after that experience. Since then, I was gifted a Kindle, where I’m able to purchase books online or sometimes for free. I will admit reading from my Kindle is not the same experience as reading a real book where I’m able to physically turn the pages. But being able to purchase a book online is way more convenient than going to a library and checking out a book.
I was never a fan of reading the newspaper because the ink would get all over my hands. I’m not familiar with recordings.
Reading a gossip magazine like US while I’m waiting in line at the grocery store is my guilty pleasure. I know that most of the information on the front page is false, but I can’t help myself from reading about other’s dirty laundry. I used to receive a children’s magazine called Highlights and really enjoyed that because it was a learning magazine with fun games. I want to say this magazine is behind my light addiction to Sudoko.
I watch plenty of movies and television while I’m cleaning or cooking. I more so, listen to the movie. I wouldn’t say I watch television and movies like I used to as a child because I like to multitask. Hence, why I’m not a big fan of going to the movie theaters.
I listen to the radio whenever I’m in the car and usually hear about the top story. If I haven’t heard about what that the VJ is talking about, I usually will look up on the internet. The internet always have more than one perspectives on a story and I do find myself agreeing to whatever I believe may be true. In this past class, I have a whole new perspective on the news through the television and internet. And I can’t wait to learn new ways of looking up the news.