Category Archives: Demographics

The Demographics of Bloggers

A blog is a “webpage that contains regular or daily posts,” which is in reverse chronological order, generally in first person (Wei, 2009).  There are many different types of blogs for example filter blogs and blogs that are personal journals.  … Continue reading

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Social Media and Media Literacy

According to Nielsen Americans spend about 6 hrs a month on social networks such as twitter and Facebook (“Time spent social networking up 82%”, 2010). Americans currently spend 23% of their time online on social networking sites (Hickey, 2010). Nielsen … Continue reading

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Demographics of Internet Media Literacy

The focus of our class blog is media literacy.  For my blog today I would like to focus on how income, education and access affect individual’s media literacy and Internet usage.  I found 2007 data from an article called American … Continue reading

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A lesson on Video News Releases

According the Center for Media and Democracy (n.d.), video news releases or VNRs, are “prepackaged ‘news’ segments and additional footage created by broadcast [public relations] PR firms, or by publicists within corporations or government agencies.” There are two forms of … Continue reading

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Demographics of Voting

Demographics of Voting Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2008 According to2008 data from the United States Census 131,144,000 people voted. In the 2008 presidential election, more females voted than males. 70,415,000 females voted vs. 60,729,000 males voted.  … Continue reading

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Media Literacy and Racism in the Media

This week I would like to focus on media literacy and racism in the media.  I will be pulling information from “Critical Race” by Tara J. Yosso, Census data, and YouTube.  In “Critical Race” the author focuses on Hollywood and … Continue reading

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Music Literacy-Sex, Race, and Attitudes

This week I would like to take a look at age and the effects of media literacy and music consumption.  Upon Reading “A Review and Meta-Analysis Examining the Relationship of Music Content with Sex, Race, Primin, and Attitudes by Timmerman, … Continue reading

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