QCQ 1, Johnson/CLA

Name: Elliot Coulombe Woznica

CMM 240 A – Spring ‘22

Date Due: 1/25

QCQ is short for “Quotation-Comment-Question.” It begins with a Quotation of 1-3 sentences. It then has a Comment. And it then asks a Question that encourages engagement from others. A good QCQ gives you something to bring to the table and offers something worth discussing in class. Earn full credit (1000 points) for a QCQ that touches all 3 bases – and is in on time.

Quotation (with page number or parag number or time stamp if video/audio)

“Groom had a distinct idea about the kind of digital storytelling he wanted to teach: ‘Not as a kind of iMovie with attractive Ken Burns effect images on top of your favorite song that tells a story. That’s a generic form of digital storytelling that’s been very successful and works for a lot of people. I don’t mean to denigrate that kind of storytelling, but what I’ve seen happening in a variety of social media is more reflective of the nature of the web.’”

Par 2

Comment (250-500 words)

I agree with this article in the sense that digital storytelling and digital communication as a whole are hugely important tools to learn about as society progresses. You’ll often hear that social media and online assets are nothing more than a waste of time. After all, they aren’t even real. In reality, online products, websites, and social media platforms are very real, and they hold a lot of power. Personally, I see this connection the most with crypto currency. I know crypto isn’t exactly at the core of this article, however it is a good case study in demonstrating the power of the internet. Cryptocurrencies are storming the world right now, a lot of them providing real world utilities and cash flow to those who understand them. Even though they aren’t “real”, to some, they’re life changing. The same can be said about social media and digital storytelling. These things are real, and whether they are used as marketing tools, platforms for fame, or educational aids, they have real world power. 


My question is more so related to my quote. What other forms of digital storytelling are seen as generic and perhaps less pragmatic and beneficial? Should we be acknowledging social media as a double edged sword?