The Media Fair was held on June 8th, 2016 as part of our final unit “Media”. Each student was asked to choose a topic of their choice and research how different sources of media can portray a certain topic in many different ways. The information collected by the student was organized into a poster, where they showed the attitude towards the topic and key features of the certain type of media. The purpose of this fair was for the students to share our work with our peers.
The first poster I found interesting was Julia’s poster. Her topic was about the Kylie Jenner Lip challenge which was a trend that went viral on the internet in 2015 and the controversy it caused . Her poster was mainly focused on the negative opinion of this issue from news reports and articles. Although the majority of her sources are against the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge and that it only has a negative influence towards society. However, there were a few positive opinions towards this challenge which were from successful youtube tutorials and an article which . One interesting point she brought up was how all of her sources were aimed towards teenagers and our age group.
Zerric’s poster was about the controversy of teacup dogs and how it is portrayed in the media. He explored different types if media, ranging from photographs to reports, which brought up some interesting (and completely opposite) points. While some sources state that teacup dogs are completely healthy, others state that there are only negative aspects and how unhealthy they are. I found this topic interesting because his poster emphasized how advertising medias only state the positive aspects of a controversial topic while there is a clear negative side.
Sam’s poster was about Man buns are portrayed in social Media and the opposing opinions towards it. Her poster, included various sources which showed both the positive and negative attitude towards this topic. An interesting point in her poster was how she analyzed an advertisement for a Vogue magazine which featured a man with a man bun, she stated that is was a positive interpretation towards this topic as Vogue is a high fashion magazine meaning it mus be considered fashionable or accepted if it were used in this ad.