As I unwillingly admitted in my last blog post and you all found out, I am a self-confessed media junkie. What can I say? I live for the gossip broadcast on my favourite television programs and cringe when the details are far less gory than I hoped. But it is my favourite television program (at … Continue reading Why So Serious? The Lighter Side of Gossip.
Approximately two minutes after my alarm is silenced from its usual blaring horn, the first thing I do is check my phone for notifications. It is a rare occasion that there will be no such alert, as somebody has either sent me a laughable selfie on snapchat, liked the photo I shared on Instagram or … Continue reading Attention Attention! The Media Dictates My Life.
The term 'controversial' — which according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes discussion and disagreement, — is embodied within the advertising world. These shock inducing advertisements are embraced within the mass media to communicate a message, and well, what better way to communicate a message than to almost startle someone to death? Often targeting tabooed topics … Continue reading Why Controversial Ads Leave You Picking Your Brain
In a society that is constantly changing and evolving, so too is the way in which the world perceives the role of mass media in the lives of individuals. The media, a useful tool for putting a number of global issues on a more local platform, has been consistently blamed for a number of other … Continue reading Is the Media Behind the Madness?
If you, too, are constantly daydreaming about your potential life on the other side of the globe, crying deep down inside because of the cost of campus parking and frequently debating an array of possible lunch options, I extend open arms and invite you into my world. Hello! My name is Melissa, and I am … Continue reading Foreword