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Nova Schin’s Use of Offensive Advertising

I was looking online at different advertisements when I stumbled upon one that really caught my attention.  The company being promoted in this advertisement is Nova Schin.  They are known for their non-alcoholic Brazilian beer.  This ad was displayed in … Continue reading

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Chick-fil-A Same Sex Marriage Controversy

American fast-food chain Chick-fil-A was the focus of a controversy following comments made in June 2102 by chief operating officer (COO) Dan Cathy opposing same-sex marriage.  While on the radio talk show, The Ken Coleman Show, Dan Cathy said, “I … Continue reading

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Sex And The City’s Use of Product Placement

Sex and the City is an American television comedy-drama series that broadcasted from 1998-2004.  The show follows four women, three in their mid-thirties and one in her forties, living in New York City. The Four Female Characters Include: 1.    Carrie … Continue reading

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A Picture (Including An Advertisement) Is Worth A Thousand Words

Who enjoys skimming through magazines while waiting in checkout lines?  I always do this, and occasionally I will purchase the magazine so I can finish reading the featured articles.  I am drawn to the magazines about celebrity gossip, such as … Continue reading

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Disney’s Negative Influence on Young Innocent Minds

The single word “Disney” has many different meanings for people.  When individuals hear this word they reflect on the movies, merchandise, and theme parks.  We were all exposed to Disney culture at a very young age.  After all, Walt Disney World … Continue reading

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Social Media Technologies Enter the Classroom

The article titled “The Case for Social Media in Schools” discusses six reasons why schools should incorporate social media into their curriculum.  Elizabeth Delmatoff, a seventh grade teacher from Portland, Oregon, provides insight into how the social media program in … Continue reading

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Technology’s Impact on the World in 2035

Technology and media are everywhere around us.  There is no way to escape it completely.  Take a moment and imagine we are in year 2035.  Technology changes every year, so imagine the developments possible 22 years from now.  Society will … Continue reading

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24 Hours without Mass Media: Do You Dare?

Do you dare to go an entire day without media?  Is it even possible in the world we live in today?  These are the questions I asked myself before I attempted to avoid ALL media for an entire day.  It … Continue reading

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How Mass Media Has Impacted Valentine’s Day <3

It is amazing the amount of mass media we are exposed to throughout the day, much less our entire lives.  I spent a few days attempting to absorb as much media as possible, and I realized that mass media has … Continue reading

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Media History

After watching the video titled “Media History” I started to look at media in a new light.  The growth of technology has had a huge impact on the way media is delivered to the public.  It has progressed through five … Continue reading

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