Viewers Make Meaning: 9/25/13

When does an image gain its image? That is the question Sturken and Cartwright answer in Viewers Make Meaning. To put it simply, producers do not create the meaning of an image, even though they intend to. Consumers or viewers of images are the ones that create meaning behind an advertisement or a work of…

Photography in the Sports Media 9/24/13

Photographs have big-picture meanings. No pun intended. This is especially true in the realm of sports photography. Sporting events allow photographers to catch moments of triumph, defeat, emotion and amazing physical feats. Viewers are able to see and connect with a moment of glory or shame through a still-picture. Still-photography, in a way, allows an…

Blog Response 9/19/13

Last night’s reading from Sturken and Cartwright discussed images and the powerful representation they are able to present to a viewer. One of the most underrated tools of communication is simply acknowledging something by looking. You can do that with images. Photographic images can recreate a scene that’s already happened. That recreation allows viewers to…

Blog Response 9/17/13

In chapter six, Rettberg discusses the economics of professional bloggers. In some cases, successful bloggers choose to pursue a career centered around their blogs. They’ll quit their traditional jobs and work full time towards gathering a steady paycheck around their blog. But how do these bloggers go about making that money? Is that type of…

Blog Response 9/12/13

Should bloggers be considered journalists? That is a question that traditional journalists, new bloggers and internet users have pondered since the introduction of the blogging tool that allows anyone in the world to communicate their views, stories, and information for a massive audience. Rettberg makes a great point in chapter four. It is really difficult…

Blog Response 9/10/13

In From Bard to Blogs, Rettberg discusses the development of print all the way back to the invention of the printing press. Reading and writing used to be a much more challenging task for people to complete. In order to read any type of literature, they would need special permission from one of the local…

Blog Response 9/5/13

In Chapters 3 & 7, Carroll discusses the importance and emergence of hyper-linking in online writing and the emergence of blogging in the past ten years. Hyperlinks make online stories and articles easier to read and follow because they provide credible background information if used correctly. Carrol goes over each type of hyperlink: Embedded Links-…