Saturday, May 19, 2012

MeDiA

 

1. What role does the media play in our lives?

Media plays a role in delivering information to the world, and the information could be either truth or false. Media is the best tool that we can gain information from, which means it has a strong influence on how we think. A news could be viewed by people all over the world, so those huge amount of people could be influenced at once. Often, what's said by the media is what the majority thinks. Media could be helpfull but could also be harmful. Media doesn't really have to say something to give influence, it can just let the viewers believe in the way media wants them to belive by showing them the images of how awful or how nice a person, or an event is. It's actually really scary that how media can easily affect the way we think.

2. Have you ever read/watched a news story that made you angry and/or what take action?

I was so mad to learn that the NewYork Knicks hid Jermey Lin's injury purposely so people would still pay for the game to see him. The Knicks told the public that Jermey Lin got injured at the day the play off tickets were sold out, and said Jeremy Lin might play. Then people went to the game to see him sitting on the bench in suits and almost everyone was disappointed and felt they had been deceived. At the first time, the Knickes still asked Jermey to play because lots of people payed just to see his play, which made his small injury got worse and ended up with him being unable to play the whole season.

3. Who is accountable for the media?

Basically the news editors have the control of showing what news to the people but sometimes, the majority is also responsible for what is told in the news. Nowadays, people are able to call the news bureau to tell the claims which the news editor would take that information to make news that the viewers would see on the news later on. So I think it's not always news bureau's responsibility for the information brought up by the news reporter, we the citizens also have the responsibility.

 

MeDiA

 

1. What role does the media play in our lives?

Media plays a role in delivering information to the world, and the information could be either truth or false. Media is the best tool that we can gain information from, which means it has a strong influence on how we think. A news could be viewed by people all over the world, so those huge amount of people could be infouenced at once. What's said by the media is what the majority thinks. Media could be helpfull but could also be harmful. Media doesn't really have to say something to give influence, it can just let the viewers believe in the way media wants them to belive by showing them the images of how awful or how nice a person, or an event is. It's actually really scary that how media can easily affect the way we think.

2. Have you ever read/watched a news story that made you angry and/or what take action?

I was so mad to learn that the NewYork Knicks hid Jermey Lin's injury purposely so people would still pay for the game to see him. The Knicks told the public that Jermey Lin got injured at the day the play off tickets were sold out, and said Jeremy Lin might play. Then people went to the game to see him sitting on the bench in suits and almost everyone was disappointed and felt they had been deceived. At the first time, the Knickes still asked Jermey to play because lots of people payed just to see his play, which made his small injury got worse and ended up with him being unable to play the whole season.

3. Who is accountable for the media?

Basically the news editors have the control of showing what news to the people but sometimes, the majority is also responsible for what is told in the news. Nowadays, people are able to call the news bureau to tell the claims which the news editor would take that information to make news and the viewers would see later on. So I think it's not always news bureau's responsibility for the information brought up by the news reporter, we the citizens also have the responsibility.

 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tibet fighting for Independency

 

Tibet suffers for Independency

Tibet is under China's control despite its attempts to be independent. China has imposed many unfair policies and collapsed the land of Tibet by Chinese army which have forced many Tibetan exciles to finish their lives. I learned that at least thirty Tibetans including the exciles have committed suicide by burning themselves as self-immolation in the past year. Because of the pressure from China, many Tibetan could not stand and decided to finish their precious lives. A 27-year-old Tibetan exile Jamphel Yeshi is one of them. He also burned himself to be one of the sacrifices. It's claimed that Dalai Lama, the leader of the Tibetan Buddhists has encouraged the self-immolation, which is to sacrifice one's life to show the world that the Chinese' rules are killing people. Tibetans are all threatened and fear the consequences of them not obeying the rules forced by China. For them, the violances last like forever, and they don't know what is going to happen tomorrow.

Tibetans have asked their spiritual religious leader Dalai Lama to go to a safe place so the Dalai Lama can only hearned from his beloved Tibetans sometimes. In a high school in the Hawaii Dalai Lama lectured about what is going on in Tibet. He tells then the fear, the anger, and the frustration which I believe the students should've felt the need to help those people suffering in Tibet.

 





http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/03/28/149522379/tibetan-exile-dies-from-burns-suffered-in-self-immolation

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/04/17/150794057/fear-drives-chinas-oppressive-rule-in-tibet-dalai-lama-says?ft=1&f=1001

 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My Duty in the World

Martin Nimöller wrote the quote to tell us that if we don't stand up for someone for right, no one would stand up for us when we are in need. He stated those group of people who were bad, and did something that's not right, and he igonored them even if he knew that those people are doing bad things. Doing nothing for right means ignoring those who need help. Because he did nothing when people were suffering so when it came to him, no one helped him. He wants us to understand the significance of standing up for right by telling us his experiences. Also, he emphasizes that what we are doing now affects what we would be given in the future, so we have to make right decisions.


I personally think that the whole society has responsibility for the Nazi's rise to power. Maybe most of people didn't know what was going on with Jews because the govenment hid all the bad things the Nazi was doing, but I think it's impossible that people really didn't know about the Jewish prosecuting that was commiting by the Nazi. Even if the citizents weren't told about the how the Nazi was treating the Jews, there should have rumors spread every where. People disliked Jews, so they ignored the brutal truth. I assume most of them knew the prosecution, but they did nothing for the Jewish people for two reasons: They were secared of being punished, and they didn't favor the Jews so they didn't want to stand up for them. Because people didn't stand up for right, the Nazi jsut kept gaining more and more power. The evil Nazi could get such strong power beacause the citizens let them to, it's the whole society's responsibility for the continuous cruel prosecuting, and the rise of the Nazi's rise of power. 

My job in my family, is just being a good daughter who doesn't let her parents get worried about her grades, friendship, future, and everything. When I ask my mom if she has anything that I can help, she always tells me to just go study. My parents don't want me to think about anything else, but focus on studying so they don't have to worry about me. I think my responsibility in school is to pay extra care in HSP students as a representative of them. As a SA officer, I have to be the example of all the students, do my best all the time to show them that they can rely on SA, they can talk to SA when they have any problem. Being a citizen of Taipei, I have to follow the rules, laws and never commit anything that's illegal. My responsibility in the city, should be just being a good citizen who doesn't break the law and try to make the city better.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Awesome Timeline

Anne Frank, a fifteen-year old, who inspired the whole world by her impressive diary. She was one of the victims who have died during the World WarII because of the Holocaust which caused by Hitler. Hitler was a german dictator who hated Jews a lot and he killed a huge a mount of Jewish people. Anne's diary was later found  and published by her dad, and it has given us a lot of solid imformation about the Holocaust.  
http://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/28480/TKKs-HOLOCAUST-TIMELINE/

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Hare with Many Friends

The story of our video is talking about a rabbit being chased by hounds and asking its friends for help but no one was willing to help it. Hare, the chased rabbit, used to think that she had lots of friends but when she needed help, no body gave her a hand. She kept asking her animal friends, and was rejected every time, then finally, she ran away from hounds on her own. The story ends up with Hare realizing she doesn't have real friends, the friends don't support her when she needs help.

We took the video from four different perspectives: first person, third person limited, third person omniscient, and objective. The video was filmed from Hare's perspective, which the viewers can see what Hare sees, and for limited part, viewers can know what's in Hare's mind. The limited one is only about how Hare thinks and feels but for omniscient part, viewers can know what's in all the characters' minds. The last perspective, objective, is what can be seen by a video taker, and no one's mind can be understood by viewers.