The purpose of this assignment is to identify reasons for messages from media you attend to on daily basis. In turn, this gives us a sense of how media are used to engage us and what some of the practical effects of these interactions may be. This Discussion should reflect your own critical abilities — that is your skill in indentifying media techniques and evaluating your own (and possibly others’) responses to them.
- Identify the four different reasons why most mass media messages exist. All will seek to influence you in some way. Media messages can persuade, amuse, enlighten and inform – or any combination of these.
- Choose TWO messages from media that you attend to every day. Note: messages are particular shows, programs, or possibly very focused online channels, that you attend to routinely.
- For each message: determine which of the four reasons are pertinent – or which combination you can detect. Notice if you attend to particular kinds of messages more than others. Provide your rationales.
- Your post shall include the following information and shall be at least 200 words in length.