Media Effect Journal Communications Writing Assignment (Essay Sample)

Citation guidance: we use APA style in this class when you cite from resources other than your own in any graded writing assignment. Please make sure that you know how to make in-text citation and bibliography following APA style. See me if you need additional information.
Please know that citation from websites based on user-generated content, such as Wikipedia.org, dictionary.com, ask.com, about.com, will result in deduction of points.
Response Journal: media effect
To be successful writing up the media effects response journal, you need to participate regularly to class discussions and stay current with reading schedule. You also need to find ONE current computer game or children’s media program distributed with reputable media outlets as material of your critical analysis.
We define a “current” program as a program commercially released no earlier than Jan 1st, 2013. If you wish to discuss a program released earlier than that, your journal must explain something “new” about this program, such as a newly published analysis, news report, etc that is related to this old program.
We define “reputable media outlets” as media outlets or computer game designers usually with national circulation or influence. PBS Kids, Disney Channel and Pixel Movies can be good examples.
Specifically, you are expected to discuss in your response paper the following:
1) What are the four levels of effects media content can have on the general public? Please use one or two sentences to briefly explain each of them.
2) Summary of the program/computer game
-describe the general story line, major characters, etc;
-describe the owner of the program and its commercial impact;
-describe any comments, criticisms or concerns published to date relating to this program/game.
3) Identify possible positive/negative effects from your own perspective on at least TWO levels with the media effect frame;
-on each of your chosen level, explain how the game/program could have been redesigned to respond to the identified effects;
4) In view of the before mentioned effect, articulate one or two considerations a responsible individual should bear in mind as a media consumer.
Journal needs to be 900-1,200 words, typed, with one-inch margin, Time New Roman font 12. Journal will be collected on-line through CANVAS assignment link.

 

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