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Media Literacy: Constructing Fame

This guides serves as and online primer and textbook for the Media Literacy classes at MGHS.


Media Constructing Fame


Learning Target:  Students can define the elements that contribute to fame (notable achievements vs. notoriety, fleeting vs. perpetual)

Activity: Frontline film “Generation Like” social currency -- likes, retweets, follows … Fame by association - girl on DWTS - famous for making her own youtube video series. Justin Beiber … 53:41 video (press controlled by kings → now you can do it on your own -- anyone can be famous) 15 minutes of fame\

*** Reality TV - shows -- not really reality -- key to success is being famous for something

*** Standard of beauty for men/women


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