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Saturday, November 11, 2017

My Week 4 Submission English for Media Literacy MOOC by University of Pennsylvania


Peer-graded Assignment: Unit 4 Assessment 2: Peer-Reviewed Media Bias (written option)

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Instructions
Find an article or video from a media source that you think is biased. Describe the source and explain why you think it is biased.

Review criteria
Everyone enrolled in the course must complete 3 peer reviews to ensure all assignments are graded. However, many students complete more than 3 to help their peers who are still waiting. Be fair and have fun!

Your response should include:
    *Description of a biased article or video: who, where, etc.
    *The type of bias
    *Explanation of why you think it's this type of bias

My Week 4 Submission:
Yesterday I read the article from one of the Indonesian News & Media Website in their official Facebook page -because it has the blue verified check page icon-  with the title after I translate din English here as "Educating Boys To Be Feminist". For easy to spell and remember, I must said this media name is beginning with T something. In the front of their link  I saw a picture with a really nice drawing instruction with all Indonesian language and background setting about how to educating boys to be feminist and with the further words in the below of that picture said I translated here as "Why be afraid of feminist labels? Being a feminist means becoming a more human human being". At the first time I saw and read that title my reaction was, wow, I definitely must see this because I want to know more about the feminism and gender equality.

So I clicked the link and went to read that topic. I had to see the big picture of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife, Sophie Gregoire and their three children were laughing and playing in the sofa, at the first thing come up after the article headline "Educating Boys To Be Feminist". The first thing in their article was about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's opinion and hope that he wanted to raise his daughter and son into a feminist. He is concerned about the vulnerable conditions of women in Canada, discrimination, and various stereotypes that limit them to their dreams. The followed by the opinion from Gloria Steinem, she is an American political and feminist activist that said she's glad, we've started raising our daughters the same way we educate boys. In the middle part of this article I read some Neuroscientists and Psychologist around the Europe said almost the same thing to support the idea about being feminist even from the age of children. The editor and the writer of this particular article does not forget to put back a picture with a really nice drawing instruction and example about how to educating boys to be feminist, but with some extra detailed instructions inside the picture. And again put some opinion from the other famous American chief executive newsletter and writer about their research in the America. Obviously, in this whole article I finished read and understood there was no such thing as the own research and opinion related to the Indonesian boys from this Indonesian News & Media Website in their official Facebook page with name is beginning with T something. So there was no such thing as how to educating Indonesian boys to be feminist.

I think this article was bias by placement. They did try to make me and other Indonesia people think that it was a good article with good and catching illustration about how to educating boys to be feminist in really Indonesian illustration and language as referenced. But at the end, the whole article after I clicked their link and doing whole time reading, there no such thing as educating Indonesian boys to be feminist. Off course and I must to admit, the editor and the writer from that particular article were tricky and dare enough not to say for Indonesian boys. Instead of mentioning what should be in the link article, they wrote and drew a really nice picture with illustrations that using all Indonesian language and background setting. Well of course I am not against any feminist values even the idea of gender equality I agreed. But they did try to make me and other Indonesia people think it was an important article by talking about it at the beginning of their article. Off course the gender equality and feminism are important. But again I know that what they really want to tell and the situation they talk is very different and uncommon also. In my country and maybe in many Eastern countries, it is usual to think man and woman are different and some cases they are really respected as different gender and so as for their life and purposes also, but this not what I want to explain yet, my point is, back to the two-last sentences before, is by placing the tricky and not mention clearly in their article headline and first picture in their published posting, I got impression they did take and make situation like, this is good to educating Indonesian boys to be feminist now. This is not very common in my county even as today and make the hidden massage that every developed countries are supporting the idea about boys with feminist label so should Indonesia also. To be honest I do for through some difficulties to explain this in English to my fellow Indonesian friends in social media. I don't regret there must be some complaining and arguing everywhere about how my opinion be different, I just regret they do not read the whole article and rethinking couple times about this biased by placement side of the Indonesian News & Media Website in their official Facebook page just because so many Indonesian people now began to like and follow this T something's publication (last time I check they got 228,215 people like this and 232,515 people follow this in their official Facebook page considering this was one the newest Indonesia news and media website) with maybe not really understand that most of Indonesia medias are not fair and still have some the business or political or social interest in package with their opinions. I still believe that both traditional and social media have power and responsibility as the agent of truth-telling to the society. So when their publication went out off the border or gain some false massages to spread out, the victim is not someone else, but us.

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 Course Overview Introduction to Media Literacy


Welcome to English for Media Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania

Dear Yose Rizal Triarto,

Welcome to English for Media Literacy! This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about U.S. media literacy, how it impacts society, and how it shapes public opinion. We are excited to have you in the course and look forward to helping you improve English language skills necessary for analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing mass media.

To begin, we recommend taking the time to review the course site. In “Course Content” you will find all of the course video lectures, readings, games, and quizzes. You can also navigate to the course quizzes and assessments under the “Assignments” tab. Click “Discussions” to see forums where you can discuss the course material with fellow students taking the class.

This course will take six weeks to complete. You can checkout the course schedule below to see a quick overview of the lessons and assignments you’ll complete each week.

Week 1-2: What is Media Literacy?
Assessment 1: Reading Comprehension: Predicting beforereading, identifying main ideas and details, understanding new vocabulary
Assessment 2: Spoken Discussion Board: Define media literacy in your own words

Week 2-3: Fact vs.Opinion (Bias)
Assessment 1: Word Choice: Identifying language with negative/positive connotations
Assessment 2: Spoken Discussion Board: Share your thoughts on how the attached print at chooses certain language to express specific opinion

Week 3-4: Social Media vs. Traditional Media
Assessment 1: Comparatives/Superlatives
Assessment 2: Written Discussion Board: Compare and contrast the differences between social media and traditional media

Week 5-6: Gender and Identity
Assessment 1: Summaries
Assessment 2: Written Discussion Board: Summarize astereotypical role that the media portrays for either males or females

Final Project: Create an advertisement for a product using social media

We look forward to having you in class!

Sincerely,
Ian Nichols and the English for Media Literacy Team

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English for Media Literacy

About this course: 

Welcome to English for Media Literacy, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs.

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about U.S. media literacy. In this course, you will explore different types of mass media; such as, newspapers, magazines, television, and social media. This course will also give you the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the role media plays in our lives, while building your vocabulary and giving you the language skills needed to analyze what you read and watch. The first unit in this course will provide an introduction to media literacy and give you an opportunity to evaluate your own media literacy level. In unit 2, you will learn how to identify facts versus opinions in the media. The next unit in the course will focus on the differences between social media and traditional media, while unit 4 will look at how gender and identity are covered in the media. In the final unit of the course, you will demonstrate your increased media literacy by through a culminating final project on social media. 

Anyone may take this course for free and get a Statement of Accomplishment issued by the University of Pennsylvania. If you want to get a Coursera Verified Certificate for free, please fill out the Financial Aid form. 

Development of this course was funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Office of English Language Programs. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license.

Created by: University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Taught by: Lauren Fiori, Advising Specialist
English Language Programs
Taught by: Ian Nichols, Language Specialist
English Language Programs

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