September 8th, 2015
I like the primary insight you've made in your journal entry! We tend to treat brands as being in isolation, but that is not true at all. As the media landscape evolves, new media becomes some forsaken chimera of older media, a trend that you demonstrate through multiple sources. The journal makes me think of other ways brands can intermingle besides promotion. Television crossovers, most prominently, comes to mind.
I have little to criticize about the topic of your journal, but I would like to see the journal be better organized. I am not entirely sure how the IDeATe gallery's markup works, but I think it is a better tool for presenting images than as you have them in a Word document. If you would rather stick with Word, then page composition with text wrapping and image location would need to be considered slightly more.
I would have liked a bit more from your reflection. After reading your piece, I was wondering to myself "Why are so many ads appearing together?", and I was hoping you'd address that.
I very much liked your observation that not only is media in the form of advertisements near omnipresent in our society, but also that they are sometimes purposely made to stand together.
Content aside, I think some of your sentences were quite confusing at times, requiring me to reread several times. Also I think your formatting with the images causing the text to wrap in a single thin column seemed less than desirable.
I enjoyed your take on the topic, saying that media exposure is a conglomeration of many different brands or topics. However, I also thought that the advertisements should have been addressed more afterwards. It would have been nice to see some kind connection to why this conglomeration of media types may be significant in today's world, or in the importance of that single piece of media on a widespread of users.
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