21 Feb

Five Steps of Media Critique


1) The person talking seemed robotic and stiff although he seemed to be knowledgable on the subjects at matter. I could not catch the name of the man reporting the information but they were discussing the recent subject matter of budget cuts for Metro State.

2) The program focused heavily on subjects that would affect the citizens of Colorado and particularly talked about the Metro State budget cuts. It was tough trying to get a real read of the person talking because he was on the radio station, meaning you couldn’t read his facial expressions.

3) It seemed as if the announcer of the radio program was leaning in the direction of anti budget cuts at Metro State but again it was tough getting a real read of him behind closed doors essentially. This would make sense though because most of the listeners probably would also be anti budget cuts at Metro State for various reasons.

4) After hearing what the announcer of the radio programs had to say on the topic and after he presented evidence for his opinion I have come to the decision to agree with him. He showed various reasons why the budget cuts would affect the quality of the education you would receive at Metro State.

5) All in all I feel like the broadcaster of the program did a very good job on presenting the topic. I for one , had no idea this was even going on and was most definitely swayed by the broadcaster’s views of the topic as a whole. As a broadcaster if you can mold the opinions of people then you have done a well job.


1) Again I could unfortunately not catch the name of the broadcaster for this show although he seemed to be very similar as the broadcaster of Colorado Matters in a mannerism sense. They both displayed a robotic deep voice but at the same time just reeked of knowledge.

2) The broadcaster of Face the Nation talked about various domestic and international issues including the topic of the chaos in Egypt. The broadcaster mainly just presented the facts of the topic and why it was happening rather than injecting personal opinions of the matter into his show.

3) This broadcaster seemed to be a glorified news ticker rather than your expected analysis. Some may not be too fond of this idea but I liked it. I would much rather hear the facts and come to an informed decision rather than just be a “mockingbird” of Glen Bleck or of your local newspaper writer.

4) There wasn’t much of an opinion to be had about the topic of Egypt that the broadcaster presented. It’s pretty much a consensus opinion that it isn’t a good situation across the pond in general.

5) Overall I feel the broadcaster did his job of giving America the news. He may not have been the most opinionated man but he did just enough to slide by.


2 Responses to “2-21-2011”

  1. strawbewie February 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    I agree with you, it would be nice to see the faces of these people so that the listeners can see the emotions rather than the voice changing.
    I also think that the station do present the information really clearly and very understandable for listeners.

    • daboss2390 February 21, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

      i also agree it would be easier to tell what a person was feeling if you can see their face so listeners would believe them a whole lot more

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