Why I heart my media

Media is for me, the greatest and yet the worse classroom. Media is an endless source of information, from books, films, and even social media. With the arrival of the internet, greater quantities of information are able to circle the world and spread at an unprecedented rate. The variety of information available is why i love it. I can find information on how to play the guitar, the latest with the situation in the middle east, and even movie reviews without leaving my seat. Media also allows me to interact with many different individuals, some of whom i know, others not yet. Even though we all know of the dangers that come along with talking to a stranger online, it still is a tool to connect people. It is now easier to get in contact and stay in contact with the people you meet, wherever you are in the world. And just like in a classroom, you also have a break with entertainment. Video games, films, and youtube videos are all great source of entertainment, often buzzing with originality.

However it is also the worst classroom for two reasons. It can be sometimes hard to verify the accuracy of the source you are using online, especially if it is from a small website or youtube video. The second reason why the media is the worst classroom is the just like in every other classroom, the media contains bully’s, people who use media as a tool to threaten or hurt someone, but behind a computer screen, with very little repercussion.

Jules Briand


Published by Life in Media

Website dedicated to the Media Life/Life in Media project of Mark Deuze, Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

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