COM 400 Week 4 New Media Paper and Meme

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COM 400 Week 4 New Media Paper and Meme

Consider the following:

Any introduction of a new technology into a society
initiates an endless series of effects, especially for those who have and use
the technology compared with those who do not or cannot use the technology.

Write a
1,400- to 1,750-word paper that addresses how new media technologies affect
social and societal issues.

Address the

  • Assess
    whether there is a measurable "digital divide" in the
    availability and use of technology between the haves and the have-nots in
    society domestically and globally

  • Critique new
    media technologies and the digital divide:

  • What is the
    socioeconomic effect within our society?

  • What are the
    consequences in the global economy?

Conclude your
paper by answering the following questions:

Based on historical examples, do you foresee these
digital divides narrowing or widening

  • In the next
    5 years?

  • In the next
    25 years?

  • What are the
    ethical implications of your forecast?

Explain and justify your answers.

Cite at
least three peer-reviewed sources to support your work.

Format the
paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Create a
meme to represent your paper and share with the class for discussion. (Post
meme in Meme thread for week 5 and also submit with your paper).

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