Media Criticism

This paper is the second step in developing your final piece of media criticism. In fact, this paper should help you begin the middle third of the final paper. This paper should be at least three complete pages. It should be in a 10-12 character-per-inch font, double-spaced (typed) with one-inch margins. The paper should have an introduction to preview your topic and ideas as well as a conclusion to review the main ideas. Please use APA style. Spell-check and grammar check! Papers with many errors hurt your credibility and your ability to communicate.

Here is a sample of the organizational structure of a paper:

This paper should focus on the method you will use in your analysis of the artifact/text/communication. Use the textbook and at least three additional sources representing article done with the method you have chosen.

A. Introduction

1. Create an introduction to this section/this paper that reiterates the artifact you will be examining and identified the method you will use.
2. Give a brief explanation of why you think this method works for this artifact.
3. Preview your points to come in the body of the paper.

B. Body

1. Provide a detailed explanation of the theory/method (this should be a step-by-step “how-to” explanation– pretend you are explaining this to someone who has never heard of the ideas/method),
2. Discuss how this method has been used by others (this is generally done by referring to journal articles using the same theory as you—ask your instructor for help finding articles if you are stuck. Find three articles that talk about your theory/method and write a paragraph about each.
3. The strengths and limitations of this perspective (you will need to think about this for yourself).

We will take this paper, put it after your draft of the background paper, and this will be the first half of your final media criticism.

Requirements: Looking for a more in-depth guide with all the details.

Answer preview

Since its establishment in the second half of the 20th century, the media-oriented approach to media criticism has been widely used. It is a significant method in analyzing how media affect people’s experiences of life. Digital content on the act of violence is an important element of the new media ecology (Al-Lami, Hoskins, & O’Loughlin, 2012). In Al-Lami et al. (2012), the author explores how the presentation and instrumentation of violence justify and mobilize the act in the public audience. An Iraq teenager of Yazidi faith is stoned to death by a Yazidi mob, including his relatives, and a film of the killing is uploaded. When the public audience sees the film, it influences violence against the Yazidis (Al-Lami et al., 2012). Hence the projection of the acts of violence to the popular media ecologies sustains violent conflict.

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Media Criticism