I’m finally playing Kingdom Hearts 3

I know, I’m late to the game — literally. But since Kingdom Hearts 4 (IV) was announced, I figured now is as good a time as ever to play the third (well, more like thirteenth) installment in the series. I’ll preface this by saying I don’t remember much of the story from the earlier gamesContinue reading “I’m finally playing Kingdom Hearts 3”

The Batman (2022) Movie Review

Those who know me are aware of my love for The Bat. Batman is my favorite comic book character for a variety of reasons, so when the new movie from DC was announced, I knew I had to see it. Spoiler Alert: this review goes into some details of the movie and may reveal spoilersContinue reading “The Batman (2022) Movie Review”

Wikipedia Project

As part of the digital media literacy course at ASU, students were tasked to become Wikipedia editors and help out with a WikiProject for local newspapers: News on Wiki. My part of this assignment involved doing some research about a newspaper that did not have a complete Wikipedia article, the Alachua Today in Alachua, Florida.Continue reading “Wikipedia Project”

Ways to Protect Your Digital Privacy

I was able to attend a webinar with one of my professors, Dan Gillmor, and online security professionals from Convergence Lab, News Co/Lab and the Programa de Periodismo del CIDE. They discussed ways to protect yourself online from hackers and government surveillance. I encourage everyone to use these tips to protect their digital privacy. “WeContinue reading “Ways to Protect Your Digital Privacy”

Why is Media Creation Critical to Media Literacy?

This week we’re diving into digital media literacy and content creation in my course at ASU. When it comes to digital media literacy, one thing to remember is that media creation is a key component. After all, if there is nothing to consume, then there is nothing to understand. In the age of social mediaContinue reading “Why is Media Creation Critical to Media Literacy?”

Is Online Privacy Real?

This week in my Digital Media Literacy class, we learned about online privacy. I was appalled at how much of our personal data is captured and available online without our consent–as well as how difficult it can be to remove your information from all of those people search sites. I’ve experienced cyberbullying, harassment, and threatsContinue reading “Is Online Privacy Real?”

Who Is In Control?

Do you know who controls the media? You may think of specific individuals who own corporations, or the corporations themselves, that are mainly involved in broadcast media. You may even think about how Disney owns a huge chunk of today’s media (including film giants such as Marvel, LucasFilm, and 21st Century Fox). Is this concerning?Continue reading “Who Is In Control?”

It’s Time to Get Spoopy

As we all know, Halloween is right around the corner (in my opinion, September should be called Spooptember). To begin the celebration, I’ve curated a list of media pertaining to October’s big day: the 31st. 1. Elvira comes out In this article, The Mistress of Darkness, Elvira, recently published a memoir where she opens upContinue reading “It’s Time to Get Spoopy”

“The Grandmother Situation”

We’ve probably all had a friend or family member send a message or share an article with false information, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. While they mean well, they could be spreading harmful misinformation across the web. Here’s how I’ve responded to help correct the issue. How To Say “This is false” When I receiveContinue reading ““The Grandmother Situation””

Analyzing the Article: Edgar Allan Poe’s Mysterious Death

Those who know me are aware that Edgar Allan Poe is my favorite poet, writer, and person in history. His stories have captured and captivated me countless times, and I have numerous collections sitting on my bookshelf. So of course, I am interested in his life and death as well. I came across the articleContinue reading “Analyzing the Article: Edgar Allan Poe’s Mysterious Death”