Edited by Ryan Barrett, Madi Dornseif, Libbie Rammage, Kinsey Paulson, Kailynn Steele, Graeme Wright
For our project, we aimed to explore different aspects of media and communication in relation to freedom.
As varying communication majors, we wanted to try and cover as many aspects of communication and the media as we could. Therefore, we hope to delve into how freedom and the representation of people is portrayed in advertisements, print media, and multimedia, such as movies and television shows.
We will discuss these portrayals in terms of race, ethnicity, social class, age, and gender. This analysis will be focused in the United States, giving specific examples from various parts in history.
We've concluded from our research that unfair, biased, and false representations of minorities perpetuate race and gender stereotypes, ultimately limiting freedoms.
In order to make this project more manageable, we split into pairs to cover the three vastly different communication aspects. Kinsey and Kailynn will discuss the entertainment media, Graeme and Libbie plan to cover advertisements, and Madi and Ryan will delve into the print media, specifically in racial issues.
It is our hope that we created a comprehensive website about communication and its effects on freedom to display our final project and findings.