The Power of the Media Revisited

Ten weeks ago, I embarked on a class driven assignment to create a blog dedicated to New Media. It has been a whirlwind adventure looking at best practices, new media platforms, and how to verify sources and article credibility. I now sit here reflecting over my first blog post ever “Examining Media Use and Influence”….

Multimedia Tools

I love reading. When my imagination takes hold the words seem to take on a life of their own and the story becomes something real. Sometimes the story gets lost in today’s technological world. The bright moving graphics, photos, and videos can take away from the experience. However, this is not always the case. Many…

Best Practices

The World Wide Web of blogs. It seems that no matter what you might be interested in there are hundreds of blogs out there on that subject. For me, I am a big fan of the Tiny House Movement. This movement is about living in a smaller space with less. For the most part, when…

Using Social Media Tools

Have you ever stopped to really think about the technological tools you use on a daily basis? What kind of new media you might be using? Other than the name have you ever taken a moment to think about what those apps actually do? Let’s take a look at a few. Online Collaboration Tools If…

Verifying Blogs: Oconee County Observations

With the rise of blogging has come a shift in how we as a society receive and perceive knowledge. How can we be certain that information presented in blogs is true and accurately portrayed? First, as the media literate person that you are, you should see who is writing the information you are reading. What…

Mistakes, False News, & Errors

What are your thoughts on today’s media? Are we the public demanding information so instantaneously that news agencies are overlooking accuracy for being the first to break the story? Does this in any way affect a journalist’s ethics? There are four main principles that a journalist must abide according to The Society of Professional Journalist:…

Sources, Credibility, and Social Media

  In today’s fast paced world where any information in all of human history can be seen at the click of a button, how can one judge if a news story is based on facts or conjecture? For this post I have chosen an article to analyze, to dissect if you will, to see if…

Examining Media Use and Influence

My daily routine is as follows: Phone alarm rings. Slowly turn over to pick up phone and turn off alarm. Immediately check to see if there are any new texts, emails, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Fitbit, or Pinterest updates. Get out of bed and trudge down the hall to get ready for my day. Constantly listening…