Dayna Matouk: Family Media Audit

Among the assignments in my Introduction to Journalism class this spring was a Family Media Audit, in which I asked University of Tampa students ages 18-22 to interview two relatives — one teenaged or younger, and one 35 or older — about their media consumption habits. I found the results to be interesting, thought-provoking, and at times even funny. With the students’ permission, I publish some here.

By Dayna Matouk

The first person I decided to interview for this assignment was my mother, Paula Matouk, a housewife who is 46 years old and currently lives in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. When asked, Paula pointed out that she enjoys very drama-based TV shows, such as Law and Order SVU, Criminal Minds, Scandal, and Revenge. “ I like the feeling of being on the edge, it’s exciting and keeps me engaged!” I found this quite interesting as I believe I am the complete opposite, I much prefer light, easy going series. On the other hand, when considering which newspapers she reads regularly, Paula stated that she subscribes to the Trinidad Express, which is our local newspaper in Trinidad. Continue reading

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Ryan Grimm: Family Media Audit

Among the assignments in my Introduction to Journalism class this spring was a Family Media Audit, in which I asked University of Tampa students ages 18-22 to interview two relatives — one teenaged or younger, and one 35 or older — about their media consumption habits. I found the results to be interesting, thought-provoking, and at times even funny. With the students’ permission, I publish some here. Click the headline above to read the entire post, and click “Family Media Audit” under the headline above to read more.

By Ryan Grimm

It was a time of waiting, worry, and war in our nation. The Cold War was a silent fight to see who could scare each other more. While, at the time, many Americans lived in fear of our country being attacked; the war turned out to have major positive outcomes. The Cold War was all about who was building the newest technology and who could be the head of the technological era, and from that the space race was formed. With the space race brought amazing advances in the small amount of technology we already had. From that point on we have been advancing in all different fields by incorporating new technologies. One major field of improvement is through our communications and media. Continue reading

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Michaela E. Pigozzo: Family Media Audit

Among the assignments in my Introduction to Journalism class this spring was a Family Media Audit, in which I asked University of Tampa students ages 18-22 to interview two relatives — one teenaged or younger, and one 35 or older — about their media consumption habits. I found the results to be interesting, thought-provoking, and at times even funny. With the students’ permission, I publish some here. Click the headline above to read the entire post, and click “Family Media Audit” under the headline above to read more.

By Michaela E. Pigozzo

For the Family Media Audit assignment, I decided to interview my brother Joshua Michael Pigozzo. Josh lives in Palm Harbor, Florida and is a 6th grader at Tarpon Springs Middle School. For my second interview, I chose my grandma, Barbara Jean Gudowicz. She is retired now and lives in Genoa City, Wisconsin. Because of the distinct age differences, I was excited to interview both of them to see how diverse their answers would be. Just as I assumed, their answers were pretty much complete opposite. Continue reading

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Anabella Madrid: Family Media Audit

Among the assignments in my Introduction to Journalism class this spring was a Family Media Audit, in which I asked University of Tampa students ages 18-22 to interview two relatives — one teenaged or younger, and one 35 or older — about their media consumption habits. I found the results to be interesting, thought-provoking, and at times even funny. With the students’ permission, I publish some here. Click the headline above to read the entire post, and click “Family Media Audit” under the headline above to read more.

By Anabella Madrid

Whether it is in the form of a newspaper or a webpage, media has played a huge role in society since the human started communicating. Though the format may have changed the content has not. From politics to celebrity gossip to sports, the media is how all this information is spread amongst a community. In order to find out some popular forms of media consumption I interviewed three very different members of my family. Continue reading

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Taylor Cuzino: Family Media Audit

Among the assignments in my Introduction to Journalism class this spring was a Family Media Audit, in which I asked University of Tampa students ages 18-22 to interview two relatives — one teenaged or younger, and one 35 or older — about their media consumption habits. I found the results to be interesting, thought-provoking, and at times even funny. With the students’ permission, I publish some here. Click the headline above to read the entire post, and click “Family Media Audit” under the headline above to read more.

By Taylor Cuzino

In this age of technology, news has multiple ways of getting to people and the people, in turn, choose which form they would like to consume, if any. The times have changed, and television is no longer the most popular mode of receiving the news. I interviewed two members of my family in order to explore the variations that they have witnessed in news over the years and also what they prefer to consume presently and why. Continue reading

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Hannah Farrow: Family Media Audit

Among the assignments in my Introduction to Journalism class this spring was a Family Media Audit, in which I asked University of Tampa students ages 18-22 to interview two relatives — one teenaged or younger, and one 35 or older — about their media consumption habits. I found the results to be interesting, thought-provoking, and at times even funny. With the students’ permission, I publish some here. Click the headline above to read the entire post, and click “Family Media Audit” under the headline above to read more.

By Hannah Farrow

Abigale (Abby) Farrow, age 15 and a freshman at Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, is the biggest Cody Simpson fan I have ever met. Cody Simpson is a 17-year-old Australian pop singer that Abby discovered 3 years ago at Springle Ball, a radio-hosted concert in Philadelphia with big-name artists. At that time, at the age of 12, Abby watched his performance and said to herself that, “This guy stinks” and she blew off his performance and took no mind to it. Later that night, after she returned home, Abby researched Cody – watched YouTube videos, looked up songs and pictures – and “fell in love.” Continue reading

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Danielle Roy: Family Media Audit

Among the assignments in my Introduction to Journalism class this spring was a Family Media Audit, in which I asked University of Tampa students ages 18-22 to interview two relatives — one teenaged or younger, and one 35 or older — about their media consumption habits. I found the results to be interesting, thought-provoking, and at times even funny. With the students’ permission, I publish some here. Click the headline above to read the entire post, and click “Family Media Audit” under the headline above to read more.

By Danielle Roy

When hearing about a Family Media Audit, the first person that came to my mind was my stepsister Ashley Bradford. Ashley is 23 years old, and works as a cosmetologist at a salon called Exodus in Keene New Hampshire. You may be asking yourself “Why would she think of her stepsister first?” Well – Ashley is very involved with social media whether it be instagram, Facebook, and Twitter along with the occasional viewing of funny Vines. Ashley states that the reason for her using these social media sites on a daily basis is “Because she likes to know what is currently occurring in the lives of her distant friends and family that she doesn’t get to regularly see or talk to.” This statement made by Ashley sticks out to me a lot, because this is the reason why I use social media sites on a daily basis. Continue reading

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