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  • Blade Runner

    The cultural resource I have selected is the movie “Black Panther,” directed by Ryan Coogler and released in 2018. The movie presents an imagined alternative to the current cultural, social, and political condition of African Americans and Africans in the diaspora. The movie takes place in the fictional African nation of Wakanda, which is technologically…

  • Book Bans

    The banning of books has been around a lot longer than some may realize. While the issue is getting a lot of attention in recent years, according to Harvard, “the first book ban in the United States took place in 1637.” As many have noticed though, this issue has become a major area of attention…

  • My Experience and Identity in Media

    I have competed in pageants all my life, but they aren’t the kind pageant that would come to mind for most people. I started competing in the Cinderella Scholarship Program at the age of three, while it is a pageant, it is focused on youth development and giving scholarships to young girls and women. I…

  • A Picture Can Lead to ‘Fake News’

    Everyone says that a picture is worth a thousand words, and yet, most people look at a picture at face value. Reuters Fact Check blog wrote about how many people on social media were trying to disprove and discredit the rising sea levels due to climate change by simply comparing two pictures taken of the…

  • My 24-Hour Media Diary (01/29)

    10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: I woke up and checked my phone for any missed messages as well as my email. I posted a few pictures on my Instagram. I do have a public account on Instagram, but I have always been cautious about what I post and when. I know to always post appropriate…

  • Net Neutrality

    Today I will be talking about how net neutrality absolutely affects one’s ability to be media literate. The National Association for Media Literacy Education defines media literacy: “Access is how, when, where, and how often people have access to the tools, technology, and digital skills necessary to thrive.” The internet and social media have become…

  • My 24-Hour Media Diary

    9:00 a.m.: I wake up and immediately check my phone for messages and to see what is going on in the world. After looking at any messages from family or friends on Snapchat, Instagram, and Messages, I go to Tik Tok to help myself wake up. After this I check Facebook and finally Twitter to…

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