Welcome to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where learning gets personal! This blog has been established for the UNCP course Media and Society (MCM-3600), but is open to anyone interested in our topic.
This is a place where students and faculty share information about the social implications of mass media. Everyone, not just students, is welcome to share in the discussion here. Please give us your ideas, suggestions and comments. They will be welcomed and valued.
What’s it about?
Mass communication (MCM) conveys information to a dispersed audience through a transmitting device, or medium.
Mass media permeate our lives. Messages transmitted through media about our society, our culture, our politics, our bodies, our traditions, our beliefs — our very way of life — can be both a reflection of our values and a force for change. Those changes can be for good and for bad.
This blog is about all mass media. The New Media on the Internet such as blogs, wikis, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, podcasts, virtual worlds and web pages. We also are interested in traditional media such as newspapers, magazines, television, radio, newsletters, books, movies, CDs and DVDs, scholarly journals, pamphlets, digital still and video cameras, audio recorders, interactive video games, even billboards. I’m sure you can think of more. Media are a pervasive aspect of our lives.
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