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  • WEEK2-DQ#1: (DUE: Wednesday, June 27th)Word Count 200-300 Word s

 

Many scholars believe that we have now moved from living in a print culture to living in an electronic/digital media culture that is in many ways similar to an oral culture. They argue that people now get their most important information from the so-called "conversations" of radio, television, and digital media. Using examples from your own experience, the weekly readings, and your textbook, support your agreement or disagreement with that idea.

 

  • WEEK2-DQ#2: (DUE: Wednesday, June 27th)Word Count 200-300 Word s

 

As we know from our previous readings about mass media in the communication context, media and governments are always interrelated. Looking at the historical aspect of that statement, what role did the newspaper industry play in the American Revolution and the formation of the new nation? 

 

Additionally, how have newspapers’ relationships with government changed, if at all, from the early days of our nation to today?

 

 

  • WEEK2-DQ#3: (DUE: Thursday, June 28th)Word Count 200-300 Word s

 

Your textbook discusses the characteristics of the three types of magazines that are most prevalent in today’s market: consumer, business, and trade. 

 

No matter which of those categories magazines fall into, they are expected to be even more diligent in terms of truth and accuracy than newspapers are. Why do readers have that expectation? Do magazines meet your expectations for truth and accuracy? Why or why not?

 

 

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  • WEEK2-DQ#1: (DUE: Wednesday, June 27th)Word Count 200-300 Word s

 

Many scholars believe that we have now moved from living in a print culture to living in an electronic/digital media culture that is in many ways similar to an oral culture. They argue that people now get their most important information from the so-called "conversations" of radio, television, and digital media. Using examples from your own experience, the weekly readings, and your textbook, support your agreement or disagreement with that idea.

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I agree that people now get most of their information from the so-called "conversations" of radio, television, and digital media. According to Rodman (2010), “Media industries exist on a number of different levels—including local (the small-town newspaper), regional (radio station groups that cover several states), and national (the broadcast television networks)—but it is the global level that is key to understanding today’s media business…. New forms of media have changed the traditional model of mass communication, especially in terms of the diversity of messages and