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(Reflection Paper) On Jia Tolentino’s ‘What could we do to put an end to the worst of the Internet?’

Reflection Topic: Have your say: "What could we do to put an end to the worst of the internet?" -- Jia Tolentino A reflection paper for my Media Theory class for the lecture on Technology and Culture/Medium Theory and the Jia Tolentino essay “The ‘I’ in the Internet” The worst of the Internet is the by-product of its social and economic evolution in the hands of the capitalists in control of it. It led to platforms governed by advertising and business opportunities, propaganda,

(Reflection Paper) How Herman and Chomsky’s ‘Propaganda Model’ positions the Internet in the time of pandemic

Reflection Topic: How does the “Propaganda Model” position the Internet in relation to social and political change in the time of pandemic? A reflection paper for my Media Theory class for the lecture on Political Economy of Media and the Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky essay "A Propaganda Model" Given the changing nature of capitalism in this age of information and communications technology, the propaganda model has forced existing media systems to integrate with the world wide web and this has clearly fast-tracked

(Essay) The Pleasure in ‘Toys’ and ‘Adventures’: An Analysis of the Branding Successes of ‘Ryan’s World’ and ‘Nas Daily’ Using the Lens of the Culture Industry

An essay for my Media Theory class using the lens of Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer's "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception" The integration of various media platforms after discovering an oasis for economic surge through the Internet remains consistent with the theory of the culture industry of Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno. In The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception, their statement about how culture infects “everything with sameness” (Adorno & Horkheimer, 2012) continues to ring true in the age of the Internet.

Worksheet on ‘The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception’ by Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno

Worksheet Instruction: Answer the following questions; discuss in two sentences each. A worksheet for my Media Theory class for the lecture on Ideology as Instrumental Rationality and the Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno essay "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception" 1.      Why is the culture industry an industry? (p. 42) The culture industry is an industry because it works as an amalgam of the different dominating aspects of culture and entertainment in the public sphere with the masses mainly targeted as its consumers. It

Annotated bibliography of selected readings from the Plaridel Journal, vol. 17, no. 1

An annotated bibliography submitted for my Media Theory class Labiste, M., & Chua, Y. (2020). Duterte’s Polemic Against the Catholic Church as Hate Speech. Plaridel Journal, vol. 17, no. 1, 1–33. www.plarideljournal.org/article/dutertes-polemic-against-the-catholic-church-as-hate-speech/ Labiste and Chua examine Duterte’s populist politics by putting into context what constitutes hate speech using a local lens. They explore his political playbook for a reconstruction of a more consistent narrative indicating his ideology and agenda, which impose themselves as more political than moral and theological. Using content-related analysis and rhetorical

(Media Review) The Accidental Catalyst: Examining Pressreader-aggregated Articles on How Disney’s Mulan Sparked Media Campaigns Addressing the Plight of Uighur Muslims

A media review for my Media Theory class analyzing the increased Uighur Muslims coverage after the release of the Disney live-action film "Mulan" After the straight-to-streaming release of Disney’s Mulan in the Disney+ platform in the U.S. and other selected countries on Sept. 4, 2020 (‘Mulan (2020)’ [IMDb], n.d.), this live-action adaptation of the Chinese legend came under fire after viewers discovered the acknowledgment of the government security agency in the Chinese province of Xinjiang in the film’s closing credits. Xinjiang authorities are accused of the

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