Author Archives: Selina Liu

Podcast Script

DIA Hoax Draft Here my rough draft!

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Photo of a rebellious girl going down the wrong path

I set the photo to black and white in order to make it more ominous and dark. The room’s light is obstructed by a towel. This photo appeals to the audience’s fear of the dark. The figure behind the girl … Continue reading

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Goodwill Executives Arrested

The Onion uses¬†the public’s desire to see the downfall of successful people to create a hoax in the article “Goodwill Executives Arrested After Years of Skimming Donated Goods Off Top.” For example, most people¬†rooted for David when he went against … Continue reading

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Mermaids Gone Viral

Barnum’s use of mass media advertising attracted people from all kinds of backgrounds. He got people talking about his newest spectacle and as we would say today Barnum’s spectacles went viral. James Cook quotes Barnum in an interview: “[…] for … Continue reading

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Hoaxes vs. Literature

A hoax is often the truth twisted in a way that benefits the person telling the fraudulent story. A hoax is meant to convince a large population that something that does not exist, exists. Meanwhile, literature is often perceived as … Continue reading

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