My thoughts on W.J. Potter’s Media Literacy are as follows: Media messages are increasingly overpowering us, starting with Hollywood’s release of feature films. “YouTube is one of the platforms used to watch videos and listen to music” (YouTube, 2013). Additionally, we can quickly search for references like books on Google, which returns many uploaded web pages if needed.
Before, a person was required to enroll in a course at any institution or pass an audition to become a qualified artist, musician, photographer, journalist, writer, or video game creator. But in the modern world, anything is now feasible. They may submit content through the applications and posts and be known for their positions, especially if they do so frequently.
From the statement of Roberts & Foehr, “In your lifetime, much of the increase in media exposure has been from video games and computer usage, which were typically engaged at the same time as other media use, especially listening to music or watching television (D.F. Roberts & Foehr, 2008). We are all aware that there are media messages, but our minds are automatically set to filter the messages, and some of us do not know if they have a benefit. Because of our many messages, we are paying attention to them. Like the statement, “A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention “(Angwin, 2009, p. 239). Our minds are overwhelmed by too many messa
ges, but we should also know how to pay attention to them because we will benefit from them in the future.
When it comes to Media literacy, this is the thing from the statement that says “that we expose ourselves to the mass media to interpret the meaning of the messages” from the perspective of anyone. They express it using emotional, aesthetic, and moral dimensions in how they react to the messages they have read in any references. Media literacy comprises three building blocks: skills, knowledge, structures, and a personal locus. These help us develop authentic media literacy. Same thing how we do it when we post in Instagram, Facebook, etc. we post our reactions about the current issues that we are encountering, but of course before we construct, we make sure that everything in our content are true.