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question 1

After studying the assigned reading The Handbook of Communication Science, Second Edition: Chapter 15: Mass Media Effects, considering one of the five categories of media effect theories mentioned in the article (learning, socialization, selective exposure, selective presentation, and perceived effects—remember, these are the categories, not the names of the theories themselves) identify one of the theories listed in the article and answer the following questions or prompts.

A) Does media directly influence individuals? Explain your answer

B) Which of the mass communication theories do you feel most accurately portrays your media experiences? Why? Be sure to provide an example that supports your opinion.

C) How involved should the government be in protecting us from media effects? Where do you draw the line between free speech and indecency? Is censorship ever warranted?

The response should be in 12pt type, at least 1-1.5 pages in length, double-spaced. I suggest that you make sure that you have information on the second page to be safe and avoid loss of points.

Support your responses with research from the Learning Resources. Use APA in-text citations where necessary, and cite any outside sources that you use. Class reading resources should be a primary source, but you are welcome to use outside resources too. Create an APA Bibliography/ Reference Sheet at the end of your document.

Submit your response in the file submission area for this assignment. Add an APA formatted title page and a reference sheet. If you choose to “add a file” by attaching a MSWord document, please also copy and paste your response into the comments area.

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Question 2

After studying the assigned reading 21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook: Chapter 65: The Changing Nature of “News” considering the concepts of timeliness, proximity, unusualness, prominence, impact, conflict and human interest, provide a current example of a compelling news story. Answer the following questions or prompts:

A) Why is it compelling? Which of the concepts does it exemplify?

B) In general, how have these concepts been challenged by the advent of immediacy in news release?

Support the responses wit

The response should be in 12pt type, at least 1-1.5 pages in length, double-spaced. I suggest that you make sure that you have information on the second page to be safe and avoid loss of points.

Support your responses with research from the Learning Resources. Use APA in-text citations where necessary, and cite any outside sources that you use. Class reading resources should be a primary source, but you are welcome to use outside resources too. Create an APA Bibliography/ Reference Sheet at the end of your document.

Submit your response in the file submission area for this assignment. Add an APA formatted title page and a reference sheet. If you choose to “add a file” by attaching a MSWord document, please also copy and paste your response into the comments area.

©2016 University of Maryland Global Campus

Question 3

After studying the assigned reading The Handbook of Communication Science, Second Edition: Chapter 20: Media Entertainment, considering the topic of parasocial relationships, answer the following questions or prompts.

A) Identify a character in a show with whom you have developed (in the past or present) a parasocial relationship. Remember, this personal can be “real” or a character role. Explain why this character/person is compelling to you.

B) How do you “know” or view this character outside of their role on the show? Have they influenced you in any way besides the aspect of entertainment?

C) Explain any emotional attachment to the character or person. Have they disappointed you? Motivated you? How and why?

The response should be in 12pt type, at least 1-1.5 pages in length, double-spaced. I suggest that you make sure that you have information on the second page to be safe and avoid loss of points.

Support your responses with research from the Learning Resources. Use APA in-text citations where necessary, and cite any outside sources that you use. Class reading resources should be a primary source, but you are welcome to use outside resources too. Create an APA Bibliography/ Reference Sheet at the end of your document.

Submit your response in the file submission area for this assignment. Add an APA formatted title page and a reference sheet. If you choose to “add a file” by attaching a MSWord document, please also copy and paste your response into the comments area.

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