introduction to media communication paper
to think and write critically about communication and media coverage of and around public affairs.
Drawing from our course textbook and class discussions about: the newspaper industry, the culture of journalism, the book industry, the magazine industry, the advertising industry, the public relations industry, media economics, and media effects and cultural approaches to research, provide a critical analysis of the political communication and media coverage of a public issue.
Choose 1 public issue and use 2 specific examples of media coverage of that issue in your analysis, and apply at least 10 ideas, facts, or concepts from our readings and class discussions on the above listed topics. When possible, provide links directly to the 2 examples of coverage.
Bold or underline the 10 different terms in your paper.
EXTRA ONE PAGE PROPOSAL
- Introduce the public issue you will be covering (e.g., eating disorders, gun violence, terrorism, freedom of speech, school lunches)
- Describe the first source and provide the citation (e.g., is it a story from the newspaper industry, the culture of journalism, the book industry, the magazine industry, the advertising industry)
- Explain the second source (see above) and provide the citation
- Describe any connections/relationship you think you might find between both sources you are using (e.g., how do they relate to each other? How are they different? Do they approach the topic/concept differently?)
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