Submerged in media

Most people on this planet use media on some level. Some dip their toes, and some dive right into the ocean. Undeniably, I belong to a generation that was born already submerged without having much choice. That isn’t inherently good or bad, it’s just a reality. In my eyes, there are lots of lovable elements to my media and use of them.

Ever since moving to a new country, I have found a new appreciation for reading a weekly magazine reporting on politics and news in my home country. I took being in the know on what’s happening for granted, but now this same magazine gained a new dimension, it became a little window into a place I’m not physically in. This brings me to my next point, that in the past two years and especially since I moved, I’ve been able to maintain relationships, that I wouldn’t have been able to keep had it not been for media. They also allow me to express myself, capture memories, see different perspectives, educate myself about anything and everything.

So I realize I live most of my life submerged in an ocean of media that consumes a lot of my energy, however, I don’t out empty-handed.

Student number: 13586807


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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