Dr. Danah Boyd studied at Brown, got her masters from M.I.T, got her Ph.D from UC Berkeley, and worked at Google, Yahoo, and Tribe at the same time. So in other words she is very well educated and experienced at what she does. Dr. Boyd considers herself to be a media scholar and a youth … More Cracking the Teenage Code
5 years ago, the Gulf of Mexico experienced a horrific oil spill caused by BP, which caused a tremendous impact on the environment and wildlife. The Gulf is still to this day being impacted by the oil spill and will experience impacts for the next few years. 2 years after the oil spill, BP posted … More Committed to the Gulf?
The personal information that the narrator shared in the beginning of the video was really important in catching the viewers interest. We as humans generally avoid watching dark and depressing things, so by the narrator sharing his personal life it helped him ease his way into the topic a little bit more. I feel like … More Kony 2012
I thought the first Ted Talk, the one where Daphne Bavelier spoke on the brain and video games, was very interesting. She touched on many misconceptions that people in general, including myself, have about video games. I remember when I was younger my parents used to always reprimand me about not watching too much TV … More Life in the “Digital Now”
Jaime Moore, mother to 5 year old Emma Moore, decided to do something a little different for her daughter’s 5th birthday. Typically, mothers like to dress their daughters in Disney princess costumes or other fictional characters but Jaime decided to add her own twist to this game of dress-up. Instead of dressing Emma in a … More A New Twist On the Game of Dress-Up
After watching this insane documentary, War of the Worlds, it really blows my mind again and again how much of an impact the media has on people. People will literally believe everything they hear without stopping to think calmly and rationally about it first. I honestly did find it kind of funny what Orson Welles … More War of the Worlds
Music and the radio have definitely come a long way since the invention of the phonograph in the late 1800s. A lot has changed even in the past couple of decades. However, even nowadays when music is so much more easily accessible through the internet and television people on average listen to about 2.5 hours … More What’s Changing About the Radio and Music?
Print media all started when paper was first made centuries ago. However, in my opinion media has really blown up within the last 100 or so years. Now you see an abundance of different types of media that hasn’t been around until recently such as gossip magazines, tabloids, and other entertainment print media. Before newspapers … More The Evolution of Print Media
Hello everyone! My name is Andrea Samayoa. The purpose of this blog is to update you on what’s currently happening in our world and other things that are media related. I love keeping up with current events, whether it be in the entertainment world or in the real world. But in the mean time I’m … More Introduction