With technology at its peak in the game and new social media outlets being created continually, it’s hard not to resist the simplicity of receiving your daily dose of news from these sources and having the ability to compare and contrast the opposing sides.
Between school work piling up day by day, work, and extracurriculars taking up a majority of my time, I almost completely depend on my smart phone to bring me notifications on current events from different media outlets. Being that it’s so easy to quickly start forming your thoughts and ideas in the same manner as different news media sources, I turn to the two most polar opposite sources when controversial issues come to play: MSNBC and FOX. This way, I understand their two very drastically different opinions and am able to formulate my own, not having to worry about getting too much information from one side and not the other. However, my main daily news media outlet is CNN with their notifications arriving to the home screen of my phone every time there is a breaking news alert, being an easy source to quickly consume important information.
Although, aside from these major news media sources, I find myself deeply interested in a “nontraditional” source of media. Fashion. Many like to believe that all the people in fashion tend to care about are what’s going to be the new style next season and their collection. However to much surprise, it is so much more than that. Each fashion magazine or designer portrays their political opinions through twitter and use their fashion campaigns to do so. It was just in Chanel’s 2015 spring show that they displayed a protest on the runway for feminist rights.
Their expression of political opinions may not always be ordinary but it calls attention to issues in a different and creative manner, appealing to the people with a more “entertaining” approach. And it certainly has me hooked.