The Media Fair is an event where each student had to share about what they find out on their selected topic. The topic could be anything, and each student had to find five sources there were related to their topic. Then the students have to analyse the sources by identifying the intended audience, perspective/attitude, and features which convey perspective. After everything is done, they had to make a poster showing what they found. During the media fair, each student had to display their posters, and everyone got to see each other’s posters.
1. Hilary Clinton E-Mail Controversy (Angela)
Angela started off with explaining the topic in detail. According to her, Hilary Clinton was sending classified e-mail on her personal e-mail account rather than using a more secure account to send e-mails. Angela’s poster included six different types of sources: News, Article, Twitter, Meme, Facebook, and Political Cartoons. Most of the sources had a negative view on the topic, where they were criticizing Clinton. Personally, I thought the meme was interesting because I had never thought of including a meme in my poster. In addition, Angela also included a quote from Malcolm X which was very creative because it adds on to her topic which is about media.
2. Running Man Challenge (Mario)
Mario’s topic, the Running man challenge, is an internet phenomenon which is a type of a dance move that started from two college basketball players. Mario had five different source types in total: Blog, Instagram, Youtube, Song, and Article. For Mario’s poster, he had a variety of media which showed different perspectives, and a detailed analysis which was easy for me to understand the various techniques used in the sources to convey its view. Mario’s sources were focused based around humour which made it amusing for us, and made me realised that there are several approaches to made people watch and read the media.
3. Yeezy Boost 350 (Joseph)
Joesph chose Yeezy Boost 350 for his topic which is a type of shoes. He had five different sources which were Youtube, two pictures, video and a Twitter post. The part which made Joseph’s poster interesting were the pictures. By having many pictures, it made the topic easier for me to understand, and the poster looked better as well. Even though Joseph had a variety of sources, I believe he could have used another type of media instead of using two pictures because then the poster will be have more perspective towards the topic.
4. e-sports (Alex)
Alex’s topic was e-sports which I find very interesting. It is not only interesting because of the game, but it portrays modern society in a way because nowadays games are considered as “sports.” Alex had five types of media in total which were an article, video, blog post, logo and an opinion editorial. The part that I thought was well about Alex’s poster was his layout and analysis. The layout of the poster made it very easy for the audience to follow the different sources, and his analysis was easy to understand. Alex stated about the different ways people think about e-sports and how it is changing the world.