What is My Media Consumption?
My Media Consumption Chart
Directions: For one week, use the provided chart and keep track of shows, movies, ads, articles, news stories, anything in the media that you pay attention to regularly, and media items that happen to grab your attention.
For purposes of this assignment, a medium product is defined as a specific television show, magazine, e-zine, newspaper, movie, bulletin-board, pop-up ad, blog or documentary.
Based on their media consumption chart, students choose one specific medium product and write a three to five page paper that answers the following questions:
Who or what produces and finances this particular show, movie, e-zine, news program, etc.?
Is there a moral, social or political point of view associated with your choice of medium product? If so, what is it, and how is it delivered through your choice?
Do you think there is a relationship between who finances your medium product and the point of view it represents?