Student Diversity Videos  
                 
       
      During the Fall 2016 semester, students from across campus took the eye-opening Mass Communications 105: Diversity in the Media class, and were given a unique final project to produce a video portrait of roughly two minutes in length. Each students were assigned to focus on their personal cultural identities, and share timely information and important media representations of diversity issues in their  communities. Weekly this class explored and candidly discussed a wide range of topics highlighted in textbook readings and guest speaker interactions.

      Students also had the choice to produce a video follow-up on a diversity issue raised during the 2016 presidential election. All students were assigned to offer the professional media suggestions on how to more effectively portray cultural identity, societal trends and unique life experiences.

      All were strongly encouraged to be visually creative, and showcase their critical thinking, production and editing skills while incorporating pertinent pictures or videos that help make their points.

  The following student produced videos are randomly posted in no particular order.
 

 

Sakeema Payne

 

Ryan Sands



Adriana Arriaga

Brian Villanueva

Krista Field

 


Christine Nguyen


 

Kevin Tran


 

Keanu Haghighi

 
 
 

Jaleny Reyes




Ashley Cullen


 

William Yap

 


Sean Carino

 
 

Alice Nguyen

 


Ivan Gutierrez

   


Owen Roberts


 

Ashley Champa

 
 

Jackie Yee

 


Mercedes Martinez

 


Monique Stevenson

 
 

Brenda Romero


 

Aretha Dong

 


Savannah Hill-Solanoy

 


Quinn Dang


 

Sarah Pak


 

Jisub Song

 


Ricky Lam

 
 

Lisa Principi

 


Mitsuhide Kawanaka


 

Sabrina Lelieur

 
 

Jennifer Gonzalez

 


Alexa Tridente-Bruns

 
 

Ivony Gomez-Gonzalez

 
  

Cinthia Loera


 

Drea Chavez

 

 

Prof. Rucker thanks all the students in MCOM 105 for their semester long
 lively and insightful class interactions, and creative presentations above.

We enjoy showcasing and celebrating our global diversity
in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at
San Jose State University.

Remember: Dare to care...Just say hello...then listen well and learn
from those whose lives are different from your own.

Direct communication enables people to relate to one another,
break down barriers and find common interests.

It's a lifelong human experience to embrace and enjoy!
 

 


Mass Communications 105: Diversity in the Media
works to identify and evaluate the impact of ethnicity and traditions, gender issues, sexual orientation, religious cultures
and disability insights included in advertising, television news and entertainment programs, radio, newspapers, magazines,
public relations campaigns, movies, internet and social media. 
 
We closely examine contemporary issues and candidly discuss public opinions, current attitudes, trends
and perceptions that influence media decision makers as they shape timely and pertinent
mass communication diversity messages on a variety of information delivery platforms.

This upper division elective is open to all students on the San Jose State University campus.
 

 

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