COM 340 UOP Tutorial COM 340 Entire Course COM 340 Week 1 DQ 1 • COM 340 Week 1 Individual Assignment Mass Media WorksheetCOM 340 Week 1 DQ 1COM 340 Week 1 DQ 2COM 340 Week 1 DQ 3 • Have media had an impact in your life? In what way or ways? In answering this question, consider all of the media you use, including print media, broadcast media, digital media, and entertainment media.
COM 340 UOP Tutorial COM 340 Week 1 DQ 2 COM 340 Week 1 DQ 3 • Media conglomerates are getting bigger and bigger, with more and more media companies concentrating into fewer hands. Do you think this is a positive or negative trend? Why? • In what ways does mass communication differ from interpersonal communication? How is this distinction likely to change in the future and why?
COM 340 UOP Tutorial COM 340 Week 1 Individual Assignment Mass Media Worksheet COM 340 Week 2 Assignment Print Media Comparison • Complete the University Material “Mass Media Worksheet” located in Week One of the COM340 Course Materials. Instructions and details of the assignment are included. • Read and cite two news articles (NOT editorial or op-ed columns) found in the University Library on the same current event issue. One article should come from an American newspaper and the other from a magazine or journal. The key factor is that they come from the University Library with proper in-text APA citations
COM 340 UOP Tutorial COM 340 Week 2 DQ 1 COM 340 Week 2 DQ 2 • What events toward the end of the 19th century enabled general interest magazines to become mass circulation magazines? Next, explain why the impact of images is such major controversy in the magazine industry today. • What are the major changes in form that books have taken through time? Currently, E-books are proving to be the wave of the future. What is your opinion of them and personal preference?
COM 340 UOP Tutorial COM 340 Week 2 LT Assignment Web Excursion COM 340 Week 3 DQ 1 • COM 340 Week 2 LT Assignment Web Excursion • How reliable is anecdotal evidence that movie violence causes violence in real life?
COM 340 UOP Tutorial COM 340 Week 3 DQ 2 COM 340 Week 3 DQ 3 • Many early television programs came over directly from radio. As these programs became visual, how would the family viewing experience differ? What kind of effects might this have had on family life? • Commercial radio became the norm in the United States, whereas many other countries adopted a government-owned model used for education, entertainment and culture. How would America be different today if the U.S. government owned and operated radio?
COM 340 UOP Tutorial COM 340 Week 3 DQ 4 COM 340 Week 3 Individual Assignment Sex and Violence Paper • Should the Internet be regulated? If you were in charge, how would you regulate it? • Write a 1,200- to 1,500-word paper analyzing the influence on young people under the age of 18 of sex and violence portrayed in movies, television, and video games. What is your opinion? What do research experts say about the effects on young people? • Find and analyze opposing conclusions by citing
COM 340 UOP Tutorial COM 340 Week 3 LT Assignment Team Paper Outline and References COM 340 Week 4 DQ 1 • COM 340 Week 3 LT Assignment Team Paper Outline and References • Researchers have shown that subliminal persuasion doesn’t work, yet some critics insist that the constant barrage of regular advertising keeps certain brand names in the consumer’s mind, making it seem natural to subconsciously reach for that brand on the store shelf
COM 340 UOP Tutorial COM 340 Week 4 DQ 2 COM 340 Week 4 DQ 3 • What is your perception of PR professionals based on your readings, current events, and personal experiences? What are some of the public relations tactics that critics consider to be of questionable ethics? • Which is the most essential news value: the audience interest, importance, or timeliness of the story? Why?
COM 340 UOP Tutorial COM 340 Week 4 DQ 4 COM 340 Week 4 Individual Assignment Advertising Press Release • What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the various media for advertising? How do advertisers influence the editorial content of the media in which their ads appear? • NOTE: Please complete this assignment as one paper with two sub-sections (one for the advertisement and one for the press release), rather than composing it as two separate papers.
COM 340 UOP Tutorial COM 340 Week 5 DQ 1 COM 340 Week 5 DQ 2 • When and why did people become concerned about the effects of media? When did systematic research into media effects begin? • Do industry professionals have the ethical responsibility to produce society-making media rather than segment-making media? Why or why not?
COM 340 UOP Tutorial COM 340 Week 5 LT Assignment Final Paper and Presentation • COM 340 Week 5 LT Assignment Final Paper and Presentation