Purpose: This discussion activity is designed for you to identify a media history topic to study for a research paper and see what kind of information and sources are available (MLO 1). You will propose ideas, and based on feedback from your peers choose a topic to refine into an argument, which is the focus of the next assignment.
Task: Follow these instructions.
2- Provide some information about each one.
3- For each one, visit the University Libraries database or journal websites to see what sources and information are available.
Tell which one you likely will pursue and why.
4- Indicate in one to three sentences what your position or argument might be.
Criteria for success: After completing this assignment and receiving feedback, you will have a more clear idea of what your media history topic will be for your research paper. This will help you for the next step of the research paper, which is described in the next assignment.
Assignment – Final Paper Topic
Purpose: This assignment is designed for you to identify a media history topic to study for a research paper, assess academic sources before incorporating them into the research paper, and propose a research question or an argument for your historical research paper .
Task: Follow the below instructions. Choose a topic
write an abstract of approximately 150 words that describes your topic in two or three sentences, tells how you plan to study your topic (e.g., content analysis), and defines a clear research argument.
Criteria for success: A rubric will be used to assess the quality of your submission. After completing this assignment, you will have identified a media history topic to study for a research paper, assessed academic sources before incorporating them into the research paper, and proposed a research question or an argument for your historical research paper. The next phase is to begin researching and writing a literature review.
its involvement in creating awareness to the public, covering criminal cases that require public attention, and updating society in times of crisis.
As a researcher, my position of argument would be the positive impacts media has created on the war against crime. Even with the many critics that media is the leading cause of crime, many can attest that without media, criminals would be far ahead of institutions that fight crime. Social awareness is one of the best weapons to fight against crime, as government agencies cannot achieve this alone.