Grocery store workers and others protest at Whole Foods Market, in the South End of Boston, to demand personal protective equipment, added benefits if needed and hazard pay, during the coronavirus pandemic on Apr. 7, 2020. (Photo: Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
What’s trending on your screens: youth, economy, and the EIS
- Survey your daily media diet (social media, streaming services, what else?) to assess how the youth economic situation is represented. This might include:
- Images of youth as economic agents
- Issues and images presented on social media platforms, e.g. Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter
- Streaming entertainment service TV/film offerings, e.g. Netflix, Amazon, HBO
- Analogue media, e.g. magazines, newspapers
- Find and capture at least one emblematic image that represents the relationship between the youth economic situation and the EIs.
- Write journal notes (one to paragraphs) on what you found. Include a sentence or two describing the image you selected and why. What does any of this say — survey and selected image — about youth agency and democracy?
- Post that image and description to designated photo album on class FB page: Repping Youth Econ Situation.
- Post journal notes and image to rolling Google doc with date, assignment title; send link. Single-spaced & typed in Times New Roman or Arial (size 12 font), 1-inch margins. Insert horizontal line between assignments. Remember to proofread.