Media Use Journal Assignment

Most people are unaware of just how much they use media. We think that it is important for people to have an awareness of the various types of media that innundate our culture and the degree to which we use those media. Thus, we want each student to keep a daily journal that records their use of the following media: For each day, keep a detailed record of how much time you spend using each different medium, and the purpose of the media use (e.g., talking to parents, playing music while studying, recreational TV, etc.). You need not include in your log the reading that you do for the assignments in this course.

This journal should be kept from Jan. 5th through Jan. 8th (midnight). In addition to the daily logs, please write a one-page reflective essay that comments on what you learned about your media use by doing this assignment. This assignment will be due as you enter class Jan. 10th.