Hello everyone, my name is Kyle Yuan! I am a freshman here at MIT and Intro to Civic Media is my first HASS class of my college career. I had originally signed up for a different course, but due to a scheduling conflict, I added CMS.360 last week, so I did not attend the first meeting of the year. However, I am very interested in medical journalism and I aspire to be the next Sanjay Gupta, who is my idol in every way! In all seriousness though, Civic Media is essential and generally ubiquitous; we need it to become a well-informed populace, and it is everywhere we look (except in North Korea)! Since I did not attend the first class, I have a relatively uninformed opinion of the 10 points workshop. Based on what I can garner from the completed list however, I generally agree with everything that's on the list. Hive mind for the win!
Civic Media encompasses a huge breadth of knowledge and definition, but there are a few core aspects that aid in elucidating its definition: