What are the problems, benefits, or implications of reaching a larger audience?
In an essay of 500-750 words, respond to the following prompt. Use MLA format and citation style. Integrate a minimum of two quotations in your essay, and critically engage with the sources provided. What is Media Literacy? In our age of social media and ever-advancing technology,
literacy and critical reading skills are perhaps more vital than ever. Using the sources provided and your own experience, discuss how social media and other media forms influence your perspective on the world, and explain why media literacy is important in college and beyond.
Sources that must be used: 1. the tweet: https://twitter.com/esmyjimenez/status/1497382402569621507 2. the scholarly article “Media Literacy, General Semantics, and K-12 Education” by Renee Hobbs: attached 3. This article published in The New York Times: “To Recognize
Misinformation in Media, Teach a Generation While It’s Young” by Amy Yee. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/opinion/truthmedia-teach-young.html Consider the context in which each text was produced (such as the date of publication, the venue, or the method of composure). • Is one of these three texts more authoritative or trustworthy than the other? • Is one of the three texts more relevant (timely)? • Which of these texts likely reached a wider audience? o What are the problems, benefits, or implications of reaching a larger audience? • How will you use these
sources to help you develop your essay? After a critical analysis of the texts, reflect on your own understanding of media literacy. Using your personal experience as a reader and writer in the world, think about your own concept of what media literacy means. • How do you use media
literacy in your daily life? 2 • Has your composition course changed the way you read, interpret, and engage with textual or multimodal media? Explain with specific examples. • Did your high school classes provide you with a foundation in critical thinking and media literacy