Blog Post 1-Sierra Smith

 

In “Medium is a message” the author says “societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication”. From everything I have taken in, I think it would be ignorant of us to not think that what we learn about the affects of media might be distorted as well. We live a world that makes it difficult for us to ever understand the truth and trust any of the information that is given, unless we see it for ourselves. 

 

With that being said, I think we have to not only analyze content itself but the means in which the content is translated. American content does not have the same affect on people of different countries.  The easiest way for me to look at this and best basic example is conspiracy theories. No matter what the situation, almost all conspiracy theories have the same exact content for each situation. It’s how it is delivered that affects our own viewpoint. .

 

In a more global example, the 9/11 attacks are an example of how to illustrate this idea. In other countries’ history classes, the September 11th attacks are taught differently based on their relationship with us. However, it is all of the same content, just in a different nature.

 

 

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/us/sept-11-reckoning/teach.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/11/how-three-decades-of-news-coverage-has-shaped-our-view-of-the-world/281613/

http://www.wbur.org/2011/09/08/911-taught-differently

 

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