Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Humanities & Communication


Humanities and Communication

First Advisor

Lee Ritscher


Media has been a part of our lives now for a better part of over a century or more. From newspapers, radio, tv, film, music. All of these have impacted our lives since their creation and have influenced our society for better or worse for educational or not so educational purposes. Media in all of its aspects have been around for many years and that has translated to every part of our society. We see a film and we quickly talk about its whether it was good or bad but we analyze it. This goes for everyone from children to teenagers to adults. Teenagers in high school watch a new show or listen to a new song from their favorite artist and the next day they quickly talk about it with their friends the next in school. In this day and age, a “trend” might start regarding anything teens see on tv. Not only tv but we live in the age of social media which has overtaken our lives. Every social media site now lives on our phones and just like that we can quickly access anything we need from news to music to literally anything. This has either been a bad thing or a good thing depending on what the information being received is being used for. It all depends on how that information is being deciphered. But there it is also Educational Media and this takes us back to the late 60’s early 70’s a time of change in our country leaving the 60s behind and entering the 70’s and a small tv show by the name of Sesame Street.