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Week 10 Blog

Melica Sapon

Media Ethics

I think the media does a really good job at skewing the truth about a certain topic. A lot of the times only part of the truth about a certain topic is being covered instead of providing the full story. When a white male is being convicted of a crime, the media talks about the individual in such a positive light, stating only the positive traits of that individual, whereas when a person of color is being convicted of a similar crime they are portrayed by the media as someone who was expected to such a thing, and that it was common for that individual to commit crimes.


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:

Week 8 blog: Media Law

Melica Sapon

Media Law Case


Friedman v. Live Nation

The lawsuit is against Live nation under the claims of copyright infringement under 17 U.S.C. 101 et seq., and removal of copyright management information under 17 U.S.C. 1202. This lawsuit is a copyright dispute over Live Nation using unauthorized photos of the group Run-DMC taken by Glen Friedman. Live Nation allegedly infringed Friedman’s copyrights of the photos and removed copyright information.

I agree with the courts ruling as Live Nation willfully infringed Friedman’s copyrights.

Week 5 Blog


Melica Sapon

October 29, 2016

Zootopia, is one of my favorite movies that came out this year. I really enjoyed the movie because of the determination Judy Hopes possessed. She’s the first rabbit to join the police force and is given a tough mystery to solve. Though difficult, she continued to strive to prove worthy of herself and to show the rest of the police force that she deserves to be a police officer.

My all time favorite movie is The Notebook. I love romance movies and this movie is one that I can watch over and over again. The love that Noah and Allie is so strong and it is perfectly demonstrated in the movie. They had the kind of love that any hopeless romantic can only hope for.


Blog 3: Books or Magazine

By Melica Sapon

My sophomore year in high school I read To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. The book opened my eyes to become more cognizant of the people around me the same way Jem and Scout grew more aware of the racism around them when their father had to represent a black man for being accused of rape. The way Boo Bradley was depicted in the story as being mysterious, I initially assumed he would do something bad, though he ended up saving Jem and Scout’s lives. The book was thrilling and kept me on my toes, all the while teaching me a valuable lesson in always seeing the good in people, regardless of one’s appearance or how one is portrayed by others.

In middle school I read Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech and I recall feeling so much emotion when reading the book. It was probably one of the first books that had ever made me cry. It was a very touching book, and I empathized with her on her grandmothers death as I had lost my grandfather close to the time that I had read the book.

The Giver, which I also read in middle school was one of the few books that really stuck with me. The ending of the book, which did not really elaborate on whether or not Jonas and the baby survived, left me wanting to know more. I recall being angry with the lack of information given because I was really eager to know if they survived and was eager to know more about what had happened with his community.

Blog 4-Audio


By Melica Sapon

The song Goodbye by Who Is Fancy, is one of my favorite recordings from this year. Aside from the sad lyrics, the music is very uplifting and puts me in an extremely good mood. The beat of the drum and the clapping takes away from the sad lyrics of the song, which make it an enjoyable tune to listen to.

A favorite oldie of mine is Sugar Sugar by The Archies. I enjoy songs that brighten up my mood and this song does just that. The music–no matter what mood I am in–always makes me want to get up and dance.

I first heard Sugar Sugar on a stuffed animal from Valentine’s Day, and I was hooked ever since. The song goodbye was on one of my friend’s playlist from Spotify, which her and I listened to in the car.

Blog 2: Business aspect of media. Melica Sapon

Although we are given a variety of media outlets I believe we as consumers have fewer choices since the media we are consuming are owned by a few corporations. We are being fed media of similar content, so looking at it in a broader sense, we don’t have as many choices as we think we do.

I believe the government controls the media. They have the power to regulate what content is being broadcasted so that we are provided with content that they want us to consume. An example of their influence would be the media coverage of Donald Trumps campaign; he gets the coverage that he doesn’t necessarily deserve which, I believe, is a big reason why he had gained so much support.

After reading the chapter I now know that many media outlets are controlled by only a few corporations. I had always assumed that the broadcasting network ABC had always been it’s own corporation, but it is actually owned by Disney, and Time Warner Cable is not even owned by Time Warner.

Week 1: Media Autobiography

Growing up, we didn’t have computers or cellphones in our house hold; we had a television for each room as well as telephones. I grew up reading a lot of books and news papers. My grandpa would read my brother and I the Sunday newspaper as a way to help us understand and speak English when we were younger. Another way I learned to speak English was through watching television–Sesame Street to be exact. The summer before kindergarten, I vaguely remember just sitting on the couch, consumed by the many different shows on PBS kids. As a teenager, I read a lot of magazines because at the time that was how you kept up to date with all the celebrity dramas. A lot of the teen magazines also included posters of cute pop singers and actors, which essentially ended up on my wall. I’m not too familiar with recordings. The one thing that I owned as a young child that did any recording would be my barbie karaoke radio; which I used to record myself singing using old cassette tapes. I listened to the radio a lot growing up, and still do to this day. I’m not as consumed in television today as I was when I was younger. I spend a lot of time on the internet, especially on my phone, where I browse through the many different social media apps that I use. I like how easy it is to connect with friends and family through the use of social media, though sometimes we can get overly distracted with social media that we are disconnected to those physically around us in present time. I am a communications major and I hope to transfer to San Jose State after my time here at De Anza.

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