ENGL102 Journal Entry About Social Media

Journal Entry 1.1: I’d like you to consider your behavior as a consumer of news media. How informed do you feel? Where do you get your news? Do you feel you have any gaps in your knowledge of what is going on in the world around you? If so, does this concern you? Why or why not? Remember, each entry should be at least 250 words in length.

Journal Entry 1.2: I would like you to consider what types of media you consume OTHER THAN news media. Why do you select those specific forms of media? What do you gain from these media sources? How often do you consult them? Is it time well spent? Why or why not? Be sure that you write at least 250 words.

Journal Entry 1.3: I would like you to ponder the role of social media in your life and among your circles of friends and acquaintances. You may have covered this a bit in our second entry, but go deeper. Social media is a relatively recent phenomenon. Why do you think it is so popular? What sorts of effects do you think it has on you and those you know? What effects do you see on a larger (national, societal) scale? Is it a force for good, for ill, or both, and why? Where does it fit in the overall media landscape, and where do you think it is leading? Be sure to write at least 250 words.