The Medium is the Message

"The Medium is the Message" by Marshall McLuhan is a fairly complex article that takes a lot of deciphering to understand the argument. What I took away from the article is the idea that the medium, whether it is Newspapers, radio, or television, will always have an influence on the message it is trying to get … Continue reading The Medium is the Message


Hoganson Option 5

One photograph that we talked about in class that stands out to me in correlation with Hoganson’s argument is “The Cuban Melodrama” from the magazine “Puck”[1]. As we talked about in class, the photograph represents Cuba (the woman in white), clinging to the hope of America (the savior), to protect her from Spain (The evil … Continue reading Hoganson Option 5


During our Visit to AAS I gained a new understanding for the media of early America, as well as how they communicated. The three sources I wanted to focus on were the John Hancock letter, the Halifax Gazette, and the American post-office advertisement. I chose these three because to me these sources provided a new … Continue reading AAS


The term Capital by itself means “wealth in the form of money or other assets owned by a person or organization or available or contributed for a particular purpose such as starting a company or investing”. In other words it is money that can be used for expansion within a business, or for personal gains. … Continue reading Capital