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