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BSCOM 268 Week 1 Print Media Industry
Worksheet

Complete the
University of Phoenix Material: Print Media Industry Worksheet.

Submit your
assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Print Media
Industry Worksheet

 

In Parts
A and B, respond to each question using complete sentences, in a paragraph of
at least 100 words. Be clear and concise, and explain your answers. Cite any
outside sources consistent with APA guidelines.


 

In Part
C, respond to each of the statements with
a specific example or an explanation; use complete
sentences, as needed.


 

 

Part A: Historical and contemporary role of
the print media industry


 

Choose
one of the following two topics: The feminist movement (women’s liberation) or
public education.

 

Answer
the following questions about the relationship between your topic, the print
media industry, and American society. Provide specific examples and cite at
least three professional publications or articles.

 

1.    
How has the print media industry historically
treated your selected topic (feminism or public education)? How does the print
media industry treat that topic today?

 

 

2.    
How has the print media industry helped drive
improvements and public awareness of your selected topic? Has the media
perpetuated any drawbacks, controversies, or scandals surrounding this topic?

 

 

3.    
What role has the print media industry played
throughout the history of this topic? Do you think the current role of the
print media is the same as it was in the 1800s and 1900s? Why or why not?

 

 

 

Part B: The influence of new technology on
the print media industry


 

For
each print media industry—books, newspapers, and magazines—answer the following
questions:

 

1.    
How has the development of the Internet,
wireless communication, computers, and hand-held digital devices affected print
media companies’ products and sales?

 

 

2.    
What changes have print media companies made
to incorporate new technology into their traditional products? Have these
changes been successful or unsuccessful? Why?

 

 

3.    
How have consumers reacted to these changes?

 

 

Part C: Major publications in the print
media industry


 




Question



Books



Newspapers



Magazines





How
many total publications are sold annually in each print media industry?
 


 


 


 




What
are the major ownership chains in each print media industry?
 


 


 


 




List
three major publications in each print media industry.
 


 


 


 




For
each of the three major publications you listed, identify the target
audience.
 


 


 


 




For
each of the three major publications you listed, describe the unique writing
style. What makes each publication stand out in the marketplace?
 


 


 


 




For
each of the three major publications you listed, describe the publishing
trends.
How
is each publication changing in response to today’s cultural, political, or
technological climate?
 


 


 


 




 

 

BSCOM 268 Week 2 Electronic and Digital
Media Industry Paper

Describe the
role technology has played in electronic and digital media in a 700- to
1,050-word paper.

Discuss the
historical and contemporary roles of media in society.

Describe how
the chemical and electronic technology of photography, recording, and
transmission has advanced from initial discovery to the present.

Describe how
mass media uses these technological innovations.

Analyze how
the development of digital technology has affected the content, distribution,
and style of electronic media.

Discuss how
the role of mass media has changed with these developments.

Cite readings
and at least two peer-reviewed sources.

Format your
paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your
assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

BSCOM 268 Week 2 Annotated Reference
List

Decide on
the topic for the final paper and presentation, due in Week 5.

Review Ch.
13 of The Media of Mass Communication, especially
the "Lifestyle Effects," "Attitude Effects," "Cultural
Effects," and "Behavioral Effects" sections.

Choose one
lifestyle, attitude, cultural, or behavioral effect to analyze. Select two
research articles from the University Library.

Provide annotated
references. Summarize each article and explain why it is relevant to the topic.

Identify whether
this was an experimental research study. Explain what research methodology was
used to collect the data in the article.

Format your
annotated reference list consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your
assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

BSCOM 268 Week 3 Controversial Issues
in Entertainment Paper

Discuss a controversial issue you have seen in
the media, such as violence, unethical behavior, racial or religious
discrimination, drug use, or sexual content, in a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper.

Explain the
nature of the controversy, why it is used, and how it would be different with
the controversial content removed. Provide examples.

Find three
mass media messages on the issue from different sources, such as a news report,
advertisement, or a press release. Discuss how each source presents a different
side of the issue and how media affects public opinion.

Discuss how
new technology affects news and advertising. How does new technology affect the
public's perception of the controversy? Does the medium in which the message is
presented resolve or exacerbate the controversy?

Submit your
assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Alternative Option (with instructor approval):

Create two
media pieces showcasing the pros and cons of the same controversial issue.

Present different
sides of the controversial issue in each media piece to demonstrate how the
media piece affects public opinion. Your media pieces may be in any of the
following formats: 


  • Radio or
    Television advertisement

  • News Report

  • Press
    Release

  • Newspaper or
    Magazine column

  • Blog



Include the
following in your media pieces:


  • Discuss the
    nature of the controversy.

  • How does it
    affect or benefit our society?

  • Why should
    we be concerned?

  • Provide a
    possible solution to the problem (if applicable).



You may use the following options to create your media
pieces:


  • Script (3 to
    4 pages)

  • Slide
    presentation (10 to 12 slides)

  • Audio or
    video podcast (1 to 2 minutes)

  • Or another
    format approved by your instructor



Cite readings
and at least three peer-reviewed sources.

Format your
paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your
assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

BSCOM 268 Week 4 Media and Government
Worksheet

Complete the
University of Phoenix Material: Media and Government Worksheet.

Submit your
assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Media and
Government

 

Read
the following two short articles about air quality at the Beijing 2008
Olympics. Links to the articles may be found on the Electronic Reserve Readings
for this week. Answer the questions in the chart with complete sentences.

 

China can't fully fix
air quality problem for Olympics
. (2008, July 16). Space Daily.

 

Beijing able to honor Olympic commitments: City
party chief. (2008, July 21). Xinhua News Agency.

 




According to Each Article


American Source


Chinese Source




What
is the cause of the poor air quality?


 


 




What
steps is the Chinese government taking to improve the air quality?


 


 




How
effective have these steps been?


 


 




What
is the stance—attitude and tone—of the article? Provide examples to support
your interpretation.


 


 




In
what way may the differences between these articles be attributed to
governmental influence on the media?


 


 




In
describing libertarian perspectives, Vivian states that “human beings (can)
come to know great truths by applying reason” (2011, p. 399). How is this
attitude reflected in the American article?


 




Vivian
states that the premise of authoritarian media systems is that “the
government is infallible, which places its policies beyond questioning”
(2011, p. 397). How is this attitude reflected in the Chinese article?
Vivian,
J. (2011). The media of mass communication
(10th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
 


 




 

 

BSCOM 268 Week 4 Mass Media Messages
and Effects Presentation

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation
in which you present the major points of your Mass Media Messages and Effects
Paper. Include speaker notes and references.


  • For Local
    Campus students, these are 8- to 12-minute oral presentations accompanied
    by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.

  • For Online
    and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations
    with speaker notes.



Submit your
assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Alternative Option (with instructor approval):

Create a
broadcast between one minute and three minutes, in which you present the major
points of your Mass Media Messages and Effects Paper.

You may use the following options to create your
broadcast:


  • Script (3 to
    4 pages)

  • Audio or
    video podcast

  • Or another
    format approved by your instructor



Submit a
link to your presentation in a Microsoft® Word document to your
instructor if the media resource cannot be easily uploaded otherwise
submit a copy of your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

BSCOM 268 Week 5 Media Law Matrix

Complete the
University of Phoenix Material: Media Law Matrix.

Submit your
assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Media Law
Matrix

 

After reading Ch. 16 of the text, identify at least five laws
relating to media regulation. Explain how the laws affect mass media and the
public. Provide a brief description of ethical issues and considerations. Describe
how these ethical considerations are related to the laws you have identified.

 




Mass
Media Laws



Law
Effects



Related
Ethical Issues





 


 


 




 


 


 




 


 


 




 


 


 




 


 


 




 

Select two issues currently in the media—one local issue and one
global issue—related to media in society.

 

Local media issue:

 

What are the relevant laws related to the issue? In 350 words,
explain the legal implications and ethical considerations as they apply to the
media’s responsibility.

 

Global media issue:

 

Explain the interaction between mass media and government in this
issue. In 350 words, explain the effect of the mass media messages related to
this issue on society.

 

 

BSCOM 268 Week 5 Mass Media Messages
and Effects Paper

Write a
1,700- to 2,100-word paper, using previous assignments, in which you identify
and discuss the effects of mass media messages on society.

Demonstrate how
mass media may influence or create the effect in the public by distributing
certain messages.

Determine if
there is an unethical influence on the public.

Describe the
historical and contemporary roles of electronic and digital media in society.

Explain how
technological transitions shape electronic and digital media.

Analyze the
influence of digital technology on electronic and digital media.

Select two
peer-reviewed sources per team member in addition to specific examples from
various sources.

Format your
paper consistent with APA guidelines. 

Submit your
assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 
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