QUESTIONNAIRE 2 MEDIA STUDIES

Moulay Ismail University                                          

Faculty of Arts and Humanities,                      

Department of English,

Meknes, Morocco

Dr. D. CHOUIT

 

INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA STUDIES (S3/S4)

 

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Media and Information Literacy

Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes

Questionnaire N.2

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Student's Name:

Semester:

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I. Defining Key Concepts

Can you define the following terms? If so, please give a brief definition for each.

  • Communication

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  • Frame of Reference

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  • Mass Communication

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  • Media Literacy

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  • Information Literacy

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  • Media and Information Literacy: Can you explain in few words why we should deal with media and information literacy as a combined set of competencies in the contemporary world?

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II. Self-Awareness

  • Do you feel any change in you since the beginning of this semester? Do you feel that you are more in control of your media behaviour? How?

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  • What role does critical thinking play now in your life in general and in your relationship with information and media in particular?

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III. The Business Industry

  • As businesses, the mass media aim to make profits. Have you become aware of how they make profits? How they select programs? How they select audiences? How they decide what to include in the news and what to discard? How they instil cultural values and ideologies in their messages?

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  • Communication is mainly a game of influence. Can you read between the lines? Can you detect intentions to manipulation and mis/disinformation? How do you behave in such cases?

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IV. Media and Information Effects

  • Do you know how the mass media impact us as individuals and as society? Can you say whether the media construct or reflect reality? Could you see the dangers of media institutions which aim to reinforce the status-quo and normalize social differences and cultural prejudices?

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  • Free and fair access to media and information is fundamental to citizenry development and emancipation. Do you see the link between media/ information awareness and democracy, and media/information literacy and civic participation?

 

V. Analytical Skills

  • Did you learn any analytical skills which you think will empower you to deal with media and information and to be active citizens, fully involved in the life of your society? What are these skills?

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  • Which unit(s) did you enjoy most in this introductory course to media studies? Why?

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Please send your answers by January 6, 2014 to this e-mail address: mediaandinformationliteracy.ma@gmail.com

 

Thank you very much.

Happy New Year.

D. CHOUIT

28/12/2013

 

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Essadki Manar | Réponse 07.06.2015 17.31

Thanks so much madam

manar essadki | Réponse 29.05.2015 20.20

hi madam, please did you receive my assignment about critical thinking

Dr. CHOUIT 29.05.2015 22.22

YES.

Ghizlane Naoui | Réponse 27.05.2015 00.35

please techear i would like to ask you if you recieved my e mails or not??! thank you so much Madama

Ghizlane Naoui | Réponse 27.05.2015 00.31

hello teacher Chouit i would like to thank you about the efforts to teach us a lot of about information and media studies :D thank you so much Madam

razouk abderrahman | Réponse 26.05.2015 00.28

they well be done soon.

souad ouaattou | Réponse 25.05.2015 23.14

thankss teacher

boulenda mohamed | Réponse 23.05.2015 18.47

Hi dear teacher
i would like to thank you about your efforts to teach us as much as possible of information about media studies
thank you so much

aicha hidani | Réponse 22.05.2015 13.41

pleas teacher i cant find the questionnaire 2 for S4 i just find those of S5 and S3 should i take the questionaire of S3 because i find it relevent

Dr. CHOUIT 22.05.2015 17.22

YES.

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31.12 | 15:40

This refers to Alternative Media that critique not only powerful forces, but also mainstream media; they are called the watchdogs of the watchdogs.

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29.12 | 15:03

Hello Madame , Could you please explain what do we mean by the watchdog of the watchdog ? Thanks in advance

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27.12 | 18:59

The media are successful in telling us what to think about refers to the Agenda-Setting Theory of the Press and to News Values. You should also address the implications of News Agenda Settings.

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27.12 | 18:52

1. You should explain the second element of the statement "what to think about": News Agenda Setting based on News Values.
2. You should explain the first element of the statement: The media are not successful in telling us "what to think."

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