Statement of debate: Digital media and user generated content has changed the production and consumption of media.
In this my interactive media class was split into three groups; one group of four people agreed with statement, another group of four disagreed with it and the last group of eight people was the floor/audience who had to ask the groups questions. I was apart of the floor group.
The group that agreed with the statement opening statement argued old media like newspapers usage was in decline while new media like social media usage was in on the rise.
The group that disagreed with the statement opening statement said we still used old media but on a different platform (this opening statement argues against the disagreeing side because the consumption of old media changed).
We all had to do our own research, for example the floor had to research information for questions to ask the debating groups. The floor had to get three questions to ask, my original three questions were:
Do you believe due to social media, the news is becoming more biased?
Do you think people social skills are being affected by social media?
Do you think social media effects the economy?
I reworded the third question to:
Do you think the consumption of social media is effecting the productivity of businesses?
I did this to see their opinions on peoples addiction to social media and is it effecting peoples work life .
My opinion was agreeing with the statement and it did not change during the argument or after either.
At the end all sixteen of us voted to see who they believed won the debate, the vote had fourteen people agreeing with the statement while two people disagreed with statement.
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