In-class Assignment • NAME, MAJOR, STATUS • What do you hope to learn from this class? • How do the mass media affect you? (be specific – use examples) • Is the effect Strong? Weak? Somewhere in the middle? • Do you think the media affect other people in the same way – or differently? Explain.
Define "The Media" • What role do the media play in our lives? • How do the media help and/or hurt us?
Group Discussion • What do you like about the media • News • Entertainment • What do you dislike about the media • News • Entertainment
What is Media Literacy? • Do children need to learn how to "read" media? • Do adults need to learn how to "read" media?