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XCOM 225 Week 1 Print Media Worksheet

Complete the
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?
 


 


 


 




 

 

XCOM 225 Week 2 New Technology Paper

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you
investigate a new type of technology and describe how it currently affects the
print media industry.


  • Conduct an
    Internet search on one of the following technologies: radio paper, digital
    pen, digital library, or e-book device.

  • Discuss how
    the new technology works, what method or product the new technology is
    designed to replace, why the new technology is preferable to the old
    method or product, how this new technology benefits a print media
    corporation, the public, or both, and any opposition to the new
    technology.



Format your paper consistent with APA
guidelines. 

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files
tab.

 

 

XCOM 225 Week 3 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.

 

 

XCOM 225 Week 4 Annotated Reference
List

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. Research the
topic and select 8–10 research articles from the University Library.

Provide annotated
references. Your list must 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.

 

 

XCOM 225 Week 5 Press Release

Write a 350- to 700-word summary in which you describe a
press release addressing a scandal or setback related to your chosen topic.


  • Use the same
    topic you chose for the Print Media Worksheet: the feminist movement and
    women’s liberation, public education, antiwar protestors, fur and leather
    products, pollution, or wildlife and environment conservation.

  • Locate a
    press release addressing a scandal or other setback related to your chosen
    topic. This press release may address individuals involved in the field or
    movement or an issue that affects the field or movement itself.

  • First,
    explain the nature of the scandal or setback, how this scandal affected an
    individual’s career or the field or movement as a whole, and what details
    of the scandal that the press release addressed or ignored.

  • Next,
    discuss the role of the mass media in reporting this scandal and why it
    was newsworthy. Discuss the journalistic, political, and societal purpose
    of reporting it, and how the press release was written to mitigate the
    public response to the scandal. Also, discuss why a press release was
    preferable—for the client or the public—to the alternatives, such as
    tabloids, blogs, and rumors.



Format your responses consistent
with APA guidelines. 

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files
tab.

 

 

XCOM 225 Week 6 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 700- to 1,050-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 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?

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, or a 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.

 





XCOM 225 Week 7 Media and Government
Worksheet

Complete the
Associate Level 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 Reading
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.
 


 




 

 

 

XCOM 225 Week 7 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.



Alternative
Option (with instructor approval):


Create a broadcast between 1
minute and 3 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 to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

XCOM 225 Week 8 Media Law Matrix

Complete the
Associate Level 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.

 

 

XCOM 225 Week 9 Mass Media Messages and
Effects Paper

Write a
1,400- to 1,750-word paper, using previous assignments, in which you identify
and discuss the effects of mass media messages on society.

Demonstrate: Using
research, demonstrate some methods (such as social media, advertising, or
product placement) used by mass media to influence its audience.

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.

Evaluate current
communication conditions and suggest ways for strategic improvement using
techniques you have learned from readings and class.

Format your
paper consistent with APA guidelines. 

Submit your
assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 
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