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    In The Nightly News, Jonathan Hickman presents us with an almost overwhelming amount of material to process. Give two examples of the most intriguing elements of the text and its images. And why?

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    Within The Nightly News text, Jonathan Hickman presents an almost overwhelming amount of material to process. Specifically, one example of the most intriguing elements of the text and its images to me pertains to his overall use of infographics. Digressing from traditional comic style and structure, this formal conveys data and facts to reiterate the theme about the media's bombardment of messages and how the media are brainwashing and impacting consumers, causing social, emotional, political, behavioral, psychological, economic, and other havoc in life, so the visual nature seems to cast a deeply symbolic but also sinister and satiric tone about how the media functions. The little factoids such as the "number of years in your higher education" type formulas further seem to play upon the media's prolific presence in our lives as well as offer a humorous release to the otherwise quite deep and violent plot events.

    Another example is his extensive use of word balloons, which seem to me to signify how the media's messages all start to overlap and intersect, much like when we read online or watch news with lines of dialoguing continuing to scroll and again bombard us with information, lies, misinformation, data, facts, figures, and so on. He sort of deconstructs how we read and process the text, almost giving us a top-to-bottom reading structure and giving us the impression that we are immersed in advertisements, rather than storylines at times, I feel.

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