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.
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.
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.
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.
The media-oriented approach is an important media criticism method that focuses on the message, the audience, and the production process. First, the approach enhances the focus on different media dimensions, including the structure, process, technology, and media. When media is viewed as a neutral process or vessel irrespective of the content, the experiences impact how people respond. Moreover, the dimensions of language and visuals, and audio devices are viewed, which influences how the characters express themselves. Conversely, the perspective fails to account for how the use of the senses to interpret the content of the media influences actions. In other words, the creativity of the creator and the characteristic of the audience are harmonized as standard and hence are not explored. Thus while the medium as the message is relevant and useful, especially in the context of transformation in technology, each message works differently in the same medium.