COM 400 Week 2 Hot-Button Issue Paper.

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COM 400 Week 2 Hot-Button Issue Paper

Consider the following:

Technologies evolve, but sex and violence have always
been--and may remain--hot-button issues in the media.

Write a
1,750- to 2,100-word paper that addresses the following:


  • A brief
    discussion of twentieth century communication developments, milestones,
    and applications exemplifying changes in media portrayal of sex and
    violence.

  • Explain how
    the negative effects of sex and violence on children have increased in
    media technology. Provide examples and citeat least one contemporary news
    article.

  • Explain how
    the negative effects of sex and violence on adults have increased in media
    technology. Provide examples and cite at least one contemporary news
    article.

  • Make
    specific recommendations about how the problems of media portrayal of sex
    and violence might be minimized.

  • How does the
    volume and accessibility of media portrayals of sex and violence relate to
    your interpersonal relationships?

  • Consider the
    ethical and legal implications involved in the personal use of social
    media and other technologies to access and share images and videos. 
    Based on your own understanding and research of ethics, what ethical
    principles are involved in the use of technology in relation to images of
    sex and violence?  What ethical principles are involved when posting
    or making accessible the personal images of others?

  • What laws
    are in place because of photos or video made accessible without
    permission? What recommendations based on your research of law and ethics
    can you propose in relation to the accessibility and proliferation of
    images of sex and violence?

  • Examine the
    landing page of a mainstream online news source.  Examine the imagery
    used on the entire page, including any advertisements.  Discuss the
    diversity of the people portrayed.  How are women represented? How
    are people of color represented?



Cite at
least three different peer-reviewed outside sources, in addition to two
contemporary news articles.

Format the
paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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