I missed class on Wednesday so I have to go off of what was talked about in class on Monday, and the reading from this week. I think the clip we watched on Monday relates a lot to the McCheseney piece. The very first line of the reading uses one important word, "corrupt." In the clip we watched in class about Fox News, I think that very same word could be applied. The reporters and editors in that piece were trying to tell us how corrupt the media is due to these large corporations controlling everything. Earlier in the semester we were just talking about advertising, but that clip showed us that even the news is somewhat corrupted.
On page 143, in the last paragraph, McCheseney talks about the decline in advertisement. She quotes an ad executive as saying, "The greater number of ads, the less people pay attention to them." I don't know if I necessarily agree with that conclusion. I don't think we aren't paying attention to ads because of the excessive amount of them. I think we we are paying less attention because more people are becoming media literate. Many people are aware of the big corporations that control everything. That dominant control is why more and more companies are turning to crowd sourcing for their advertisements.
On a personal note, I had a bit of a problem with that clip we watched on Monday. Not because the clip was bad for class, but because I'm trying to become a journalist. Not a day goes by in school where I don't have someone bring up the fact that journalism hardly exists anymore. I think our generation needs to find ways to make sure that we don't let advertisers or big news companies control what we think is "news."