The young people today are smart enough to make their own entertainment choices. Most of them know the influences of music. While they are savvy about whats happening in our time, we never stop learning till we die. The goal for 2013 is to make youth Media Literate.
The media literate person can describe the role media play in his or her life. The media literate person understands the basic conventions of various media, and enjoys their use in a deliberately conscious way.
How do our young people begin the diet that shapes their manifold tastes in entertainment. Unable to pinpoint with certainty, we have a good idea of where to begin.
The music industry has an agenda and were not mad at them because we do too. While we can't control the music industry, they can control us. Listen to what you want, just know what you are listening to.
In Wichita Kansas, one of the top radio stations is Power 93.9. It is a free entertainment resource for youth to keep abreast with whats trending today. At the top of the charts is a song called Young and Gettin it. Where music today lacks in depth it makes up in dynamic.
How many of us listen to the music of a song before we listen to the lyrics? Drugs,sex, violence and alcohol is a given with this kind of music, but there is more to observe. There are built in marketing strategies and references to things you may be ignorant of. Go to the slideshow and take the quiz. If you answer them all correctly, you would be considered Media Literate.