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COM 225 Week 1 DQs

Week 1 DQ1

Select an influential book, newspaper, or magazine and discuss how it influenced American society. How did it stand out from the literary, political, or cultural climate of the time? What immediate and long-term effects did it have?

Week 1 DQ2

Consider e-book devices such as the Amazon® Kindleä. What are some successful and unsuccessful characteristics of electronic delivery of paper-based media?

COM 225 Week 1 Individual Assignment Print Media Industry Worksheet

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Print Media Industry Worksheet located on the student website.

COM 225 Week 2 DQs

Week 2 DQ1

Do Films have a significant effect on society: Explain your answer. Select a controversial film and discuss how it empowered, motivated, or shocked people to take action.

Week 2 DQ2

Some people have called for Internet Regulation. Do you think it is possible for the government or a corporation to regulate Internet content? Why or why not? If so, what content must be regulated, how must it be monitored, and what penalties must apply to its misuse?

COM 225 Week 2 Individual Assignment 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.

COM 225 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Annotated Reference List

Decide on the topic for the final paper and presentation.

Review Ch. 13 of the text, especially the Lifestyle Effects, Attitude Effects, Cultural Effects, and Behavioral Effects sections.

Choose one lifestyle, attitude, cultural, or behavioral effect to analyze. Each team member must research the topic and select two research articles from the University Library.

Provide annotated references. The team’s 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.

COM 225 Week 3 DQs

Week 3 DQ1

Many companies are looking for new ways to advertise products or services, such as product placement in TV or films, website banners and pop-up ads, and cell phone messages. How effective are these methods? As more people turn to satellite radio and digital video recording services, what are some new advertising possibilities?

Week 3 DQ2

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are unique in that soldiers and civilians have cell phones with cameras, video recorders, and Internet access. In previous military operations, the public was dependent on embedded reporters and official news agencies. How has citizen reporting and blogging changed the public’s knowledge and opinion about war?

COM 225 Week 3 Individual Assignment 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 press release. Discuss how each source presents a different side of the issue and how the 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 that presents the message resolve or exacerbate the controversy?

Cite readings and at least three peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

COM 225 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Formal Outline

Prepare a 2- to 3-page formal outline covering the initial preparation for the final paper and presentation. The outline must have a thesis statement, major topics, sub-points, key supporting evidence, at least six references, and a conclusion.

COM 225 Week 4 DQs

Week 4 DQ1

Some people claim that music, video games, television programs and films that depict violence, promiscuity, unethical behavior, and drug use may encourage young people to engage in those behaviors. Compare this to films, books, or cartoons from before the 1980’s that depicted objectionable actions or behavior. How much do media portrayals of these topics influence behavior? Do young people respond differently to these topics when they are presented in print, electronic, or digital media?

Week 4 DQ2

What media messages have you heard or seen about recycling, conservation, or other related environmental issues? From which type of media did you receive these messages? How does mass media information about the environment affect your daily choices?

COM 225 Week 4 Individual Assignment Media and Government Worksheet

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Media and Government worksheet located on the student website.

COM 225 Week 4 LTA 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 notes.

COM 225 Week 5 DQs

Week 5 DQ1

Review the Political Expression section in Ch. 16 of the text. Should there be limits on First Amendment rights? Are there any topics, actions, or ideas that are too offensive to be permissible? Should free speech be limited in certain cirumstances?

Week 5 DQ2

Should the mass media play a role in identifying individuals convicted of sex crimes? Should the nature of the crime or victim influence this decision? Explain your answer

COM 225 Week 5 Individual Assignment Media Law Matrix

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Media Law Matrix located on the student website.

COM 225 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment 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 the 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.