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Journal 1 and the Media Triangle

Today I introduced you to your new best friend: The Media Triangle. We looked at its three sides – text, audience and production – and did some ad analysis using it as our guide.

Secondly, I gave you the first of what will be about 3 to 4 journal entries for this term. I was about icons. Remeber, an icon is something in the media (a person, a product, a film, etc) that reaches a level of super status where it is recognized world wide and remains that way for a long time. Some examples are Barbie, Madonna, and McDonalds.

Here are your first journal entry questions:

  • What qualities does it take for something/someone to reach icon status?
  • What did you think of the devoted fans in the Barbie video we watched the other week? Is it strange or understandable? Fun or unhealthy?
  • Do you think there is a person/product today that may reach icon status in the future?

Remember what a journal entry should look like:

  1. In a journal booklet
  2. Written by hand, not typed and attached to your journal
  3. 3/4 a page to a full page, single-spaced
  4. You don’t have to answer all the questions. If you can write a whole entry based on only one question, that’s fine.

Good luck and keep on keepin’ on,


Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth – Henry David Thoreau


Author: pattersonmalvern

I am a teacher at Malvern Collegiate Institute. This is a blog to help students keep track of their work.

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