This blog is for a Summer College course: Media and Society. I am an elementary school media assistant trying to get her associates degree at 40+. I thought this would be a fun class to take as I am very technology orientated and get most of my news from my phone or the internet.
Week 9: Topic 1
Describe an instance in which you or others may have tried to "protect" someone from music's "corrupting influences," or a time when something you listened to "crossed the line" or raised the eyebrows of others.
I can't think of a time that others would have "protected" me from music because I have never listened to much of anything except good old country music. I do remember a time or two when my son was younger thinking some of the music he and his friends listened to was questionable. More because of the language than anything else. I guess my background in library has stretched over to music as well as banned books. I feel it is not necessarily my place to tell someone what they are listening to is offensive or not appropriate. I do draw the line when other kids can hear it at school or something and we talk about what is school appropriate and what isn't.
2. How did you feel about the experience?
As I said I usually don't feel it is my place to tell people what they can or can't listen too. I figure that is a job for their parents. As for it is was my son, I would just tell him that I didn't like that music and he needed to not listen to it. I would usually tell him I didn't approve of the language it used.
3.List your favorite music genre and your top five bands/artists.(I'll get things started here: I'm an '80s rocker who listens to way too much Rush, U2, AC/DC, Molly Hatchet, Billy Idol ... though I have seen Sarah McLachlan in Portland twice, and they were among the best shows I've seen.)
As I said I am a country girl through and through. I'm not even sure that I could name 5 artists that aren't country. :) My favorite country artists are Garth Brooks, George Straight, Chris Ledoux, Alabama, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Little Big Town, pretty much you name it, if they are country I am a fan.
What do think when President Trump labels particular news stories (e.g. Russia election meddling) or news companies (e.g. CNN, New York Times) “fake news”? Do you agree with the president? Why or why not? Give some examples to support your point of view. As I stated in my last post I don't pay a whole lot of attention to news in the "outside" world. That being said I have seen some of this and do agree with the President. Part of the reason I don't pay a whole lot of attention to news from outside my community is because I don't really trust it. I can't "touch" it and know for a fact that it is real. There have been too many times when things have been reported and then had to be retracted or swept under the rug that I find it very hard to believe everything I read, hear, or see on TV or from bigger news reporters. However after watching the video How Free is Our Freedom of Press? I find myself questioning why President Trump is continuing to make s…
TOPIC 2: CAMPUS RADIO -- A group of students is checking out the possibility of launching a radio station based at LBCC.
What do you think of this idea? Does it seem feasible to you? WHY OR WHY NOT? I think that it could be a good idea but not sure that it would be something that would or could sustain itself in today's internet world. I think it could be used to bring the campus's together and could be a good source of information for the students. 2. WhatTWOprograms/formats/serviceswould you recommend the station adopt in order to build a loyal niche audience. Be specific, give examples.(Note: Also be sure to consider programs/formats that are not being offered by the area's commercial and nonprofit radio stations.) I would say that it would need to have maybe a talk portion that covered activities and sporting events around campus. Maybe even talks with the coaches, professors, etc. Things that people wouldn't hear anywhere else. I think most local stations only rea…
What do you think of actions by WikiLeaks? Good? Bad? Useful? Irresponsible? I think alot of what is put on WikiLeaks is irresponsible. I think that there are certain government secrets for a reason and what they are doing is putting people, countries, in jeopardy. EXPLAIN why you feel that way. I feel this way because of the harm that this sight does for our military. It releases things that could put our military in jeopardy. It isn't fair for them to play God and release information that puts people at risk. They aren't the "chosen" police. I guess on the same side however is that the people who buy into it are also at fault for continuing to spread it around. I guess I'm old school in that if something is "classified" it is classified for a good reason. It isn't for the public to view. Give an EXAMPLE to support your point of view. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/hundreds-of-lives-at-risk-after-latest-wikileaks-document-dump/new…