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?”

Extra Credit: Advice to a Younger Friend

As part of my Digital Media Literacy class at ASU, we’ve learned about the kinds of media in play today, how to navigate this new world of media, as well as the ethics and security measures needed. Here’s my advice to a teenager living in this media-centric world. In today’s world, media is all aroundContinue reading “Extra Credit: Advice to a Younger Friend”

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”

Publishing in the Digital Age

As an avid reader and soon-to-be-published author, I have always been interested in the publishing world. I like to keep up with trending news about books and book publishing by following authors, agents, editors, and publishing companies on Twitter, because the writing community there is diverse and helpful to new and not-so-new members. Print orContinue reading “Publishing in the Digital Age”