– What was the Media Fair? Where and when was it held? What was its purpose?
The Media Fair was a chance for Grade 10 to present their own individually made posters. Each poster focussed upon a range of different topics and issues. As a grade we were asked to investigate the ways in which our chosen topics were depicted in the media. The aim of this project was to help us individually understand how the different ways in which information is presented can influence how we interpret it.
– Select 3-5 participants to write about explain their topic.
Before having to present my poster to the grade I managed to look at three different posters. Jamey’s poster focussed upon the positives and negatives towards Cycling on a daily basis. Jamey presented a great deal of information that I personally thought was quite interesting. Based off all his research Jamey discovered that Cycling upon a daily basis tended to retain more benefits rather then defects.
Peter presented a poster that focussed upon the issue of video game violence. It seemed as though Peter put a great deal of effort into his final poster as it’s visually quite pleasing. Additionally when presenting his poster Peter utilized his sources quite effectively as he used the sources to support his own points towards the issue. He stated that Mother’s tend to worry more about video game violence. Peter supported this claim by giving a couple of real life examples where in which a Mother worried about their child’s well being. Peter also used his sources to support claims when presenting a study that showed that violence in real life violence had little to no correlation with video game violence.
The final poster I was able to see during the Media Fair was Sungwon’s. His poster talked about the benefits and defects towards the use of electric cigars. He talked about how the electric cigar produces less harmful smoke when compared to an actual cigar. He additionally talked about how the electric cigar was customizable. Sungwon talked about his different sources such as the advertisement he found and how each source reflects upon a perspective towards the electric cigar.