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COMM 101H Understanding Mass Media Prof. Luther: Home

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COMM 101H: RESEARCH PROJECT/PRESENTATION USING STANDARD MLA GUIDELINES, COMPOSE A RESEARCH PAPER APPROXIMATELY 7-PAGES / 2000 WORDS IN LENGTH USING AT LEAST 3 CREDIBLE, PUBLISHED, AND LEGITIMATE SOURCES BASED ON THIS TOPIC: +++CHOOSE AN EXAMPLE OF/FROM ONE OF THE SEVEN MAJOR MASS MEDIA CHANNELS AND EXAMINE HOW IT HAS SHAPED CULTURE IN WHAT YOU DETERMINE TO BE A SIGNIFICANT/MEANINGFUL/IMPORTANT WAY. FOR INSTANCE, YOU CAN WRITE ABOUT HOW MOVIES AS A MASS MEDIA CHANNEL SHAPED CULTURE IN A SIGNIFICANT WAY, OR YOU CAN WRITE ABOUT HOW A SPECIFIC MASS MEDIA MESSAGE LIKE “STAR WARS” SHAPED CULTURE IN A SIGNIFICANT/MEANINGFUL/IMPORTANT WAY. CONSIDER ALL THE TOPICS WE'VE COVERED IN CLASS/YOUR MATERIAL THIS SEMESTER AND PICK SOMETHING YOU ARE TRULY INTERESTED IN! SIMPLY BEING POPULAR IS NOT ENOUGH OF A REASON TO CHOOSE A TOPIC

– YOU MUST MAKE A CASE THAT IT SHAPED CULTURE IN A SIGNIFICANT/MEANINGFUL/IMPORTANT WAY+++ THE SEVEN MAJOR MASS MEDIA CHANNELS:

Print

Recordings

Cinema/Film

Radio

Television

Internet/Video Games

Mobile

REMEMBER: Culture is defined as the learned behavior of members of a given social group and that culture is learned and maintained via communication of all kinds, including mass media communication.

Due by class-time on 5/6/22 - You will then take turns spending approximately 10-15 minutes in class sharing the major points of your project. You may use any sort of visual/presentation aid you like, but that is not required. Please think of this as a VERY casual chat about your work - we will be participating in a group discussion more than anything else. NO LATE WORK ACCEPTED FOR FULL CREDIT This project is worth 25% of your final grade (if you do not discuss your project in class your project will be automatically docked one full letter grade - in other words, if you don't attend/present your project in class, the highest possible grade you can get on your project will be a B)

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