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Emily
Eugene, Or
Interests: yoga, laughing, piano, time with friends and family, crafts, baking, sociology, france, hot showers
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Emily is now following Celebrity Passionista
Jan 7, 2010
Watching "Mickey Mouse Monopoly" gave me an uncomfortable desire to question Disney's claim of 'magic, fairy tales and family'. Acknowledging that media is a cultural institution, that we live in a media based system, and being informed that Disney owns a huge percentage of our current media outlets was an enlightening experience. When I think of Disney, I think of the feelings I relate to the movies I watched when I was younger--happy pleasant feelings, and this makes me want to dismiss the argument that the traditional gender roles illustrated in the movies are not inconsequential. However, the realization that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2009 at Blogging 101
David Cohn's talk gave me hope for the future of journalism. I enjoyed his progressive mentality and innovation. I think his idea opens up huge opportunities for the diversity in content that is covered, and provides the opportunity for many to get involved in journalism. I liked that we got to head him talk about what his take is on the whole 'restructuring' of journalism and what it is becoming. As students in the journalism school, this is huge for us. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2009 at Blogging 101
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The industrial age of mass-media had provided artists, musicians in particular, many outlets in which to share their voice. From youtube.com to myspace.com music pages, to promotions on twitter and facebook.com, to blogs, musicicans have the opportunity to share their music with a large audience. Several artists who otherwise would have gone unrecognized have made it big through these social media sites. Tila Tequila, well known for her outrageous amount of myspace.com friends, her reality show "A Shot at love with Tila Tequila", and her debut on the cover of Stuff magazine, she took full advantage of self promotion through... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at Blogging 101
I recently read Nicholas Carr's "Is Google Making us Stupid?". I've experienced these sort of ADD tendencies since I came to college last fall. His article pinpointed exactly the symptoms I've experienced and it was comforting to know that I wasn't the only one. I've experienced much trouble just reading through my textbook chapters for my classes, let alone a 3 page article! My mind has grown so accustomed to quick information that I find myself growing quickly impatient or irritable when I can't find what I'm looking for within a minute or two. My question remains after reading the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2009 at Blogging 101
Though it may be seldom at the moment, blogging 'companies' are evolving, enough to make a good profit. This article http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/14/technology/internet/14blog.html wrote about how advertising what is keeping these new found companies afloat. It seems as though ads are becoming increasingly interested in blog while they shift away from glossy magazine pages. These ad companies recognize that these blogs are free to read, so why would a young woman such as myself spend $4.95 on a Cosmo, when I can see the same beauty tips for free on Sugar Inc? Paying blogging sites for ad placements is a much wiser... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2009 at Blogging 101
A month ago my sister showed me a video on youtube.com of a 15 year old kid singing "One Time"-- a song about preteen love. This youngster's name is Justin Bieber. He was discovered by Usher on youtube.com by his home videos of him singing pop-style. Usher took this kid under his wing and now Justin is experiencing 'super stardom' with his one hit wonder "One Time". This is the modern day formula for getting famous. It will be interesting to see how long Justin's stardom lasts before the next hit youtube.com superstar arises. With outlets like youtube, myspace, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2009 at Blogging 101
Wow. Discovering Alternative media was an enlightening experience. I decided to focus on the green movement, and see the different approaches of alternative media and mainstream media would be. This 'green phenomenon' is something that many people are interested in, and many sources of media are putting as a top priority, since it appeals to the general public, and much education is needed in order for this public to participate. As one of my alternative media sources I chose Yes Magazine, where I read a nice post by a woman talking about the benefits of being green. She discussed her... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2009 at Blogging 101
Emily's typical morning, age 6: Wakes up amongst her 47 stuffed animals. Slides out of bed, rushes downstairs for cereal and milk. Mother and Father sit at the breakfast table, sister Jenner in her booster chair. Father mulling over newspaper, while Mother sits writing a to-do list on a pad of paper. NPR is playing for our kitchen sterio. Emily's typical morning, age 17: Wakes up amongst 1 stuffed animal after her iHome starts playing her iPod. Reaches for her computer. Signs on to myspace, facebook, and then the local newspaper's website. Rushes downstairs for cereal and milk. Mother sits... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2009 at Blogging 101
In my limited experience, blogging has always seemed sort of an awkward phenomenon. Its like free publishing, a way to get your words and ideas out there for anyone to read. Obviously the substance of the blog is not accredited to anyone other than the writer, so there is not one main media outlet taking responsibility for the work, but its a strange idea that one's work, regardless of quality, is out there for the world to read. I'm appreciative of people's views, and support the fact that so many new ideas and voices are surfacing because of how simple... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2009 at Blogging 101