HSI, Day 6: Media & Body Image, Profile Writing, & Audio Editing

Class Discussion & Blog Post: Media & Body Image

Take a look at these magazines.

Advertisements and media imagery plays on our insecurities to make money.

The average female is 5’4 and 165 lbs, yet the average female model is 5’10 and 120 lbs.

The average male is 5’9 and 195 lbs, yet the average male model is at least 6’0 and weighs about 175 lbs.

What are your thoughts? Please write a blog post that discusses these questions:

  1. To what extent are unrepresentative media images a problem for society? How so?
  2. How do media images affect children, teens, women, and men?
  3. Have you or your friends ever been affected by media images? How so?
  4. If you think this is a problem, what suggestions do you have for solving or minimizing the problem?

Continue Writing the Personality Profile

Keep working on your written personality profile. Aim for 800 to 1,000 words. I’ll work my way around the room and help anyone.

Start Editing the Audio

Once you’re done writing and/or waiting for my help, please start listening to your audio interview and creating a short clip of your partner’s interview. Remember, we shouldn’t hear your voice. Only your partner’s voice should be heard on the audio clip.

About The Author

I'm a faculty member in Communication & Journalism at the University of Wyoming. At UW, I have taught online journalism, advanced new media, introduction to mass media, politics and media, and alternative media. At Ohio State, where I got my PhD, I taught research methods, news reporting and writing, visual communication, and persuasion. My reserach focuses on political communication, emerging media platforms, and entertainment media. In my spare time, I love to play with my daughters, hang out with my family, cook, hike, jog, read, and blog.

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