Johnson brings up some good points and picks some good examples to how our delivery of news and media has evolved since the 1980's. One of the examples that stuck out to me was his comparison of the 1992 election to the 2008 election. I was only two years old in the first one so it is difficult for me to even remember what the election was like or what resources we had available. However, I was eighteen for the 2008 election and did realize the major resources available such as the Internet and YouTube. I'm sure there are a number of significant events that could be compared from the 1980's to present day that have changed a great deal. In my experience I think just award shows in general. Now, when I watch the MTV Movie Awards or the Country Music Awards, it is all about social media. It heightens the experience for the view because they feel more connected to the show by being engaged. One example is for the Country Music Awards when they have the viewers text in or tweet who they think should win Entertainer of the Year, it gives viewers their own decision and voice to decide. They also encourage viewers for many shows to tweet their thoughts or opinions as the show goes on. Technology and the evolution of media has significantly changed in the past decades however, I think for the better even though we may not realize it yet.
DQ: What are some ways to better introduce society to the new ways to access media? For example, how do you teach a baby boomer how to read the news on their iPad?