mass media analysis paper

Description and Purpose:
The Mass Media Analysis Paper will assess your analytical and critical thinking skills in terms of the process of interpersonal communication and how it shapes why we communicate, our identities, and interactions. You will also examine different depictions through the mass media and its impact on an individual and societal level in terms of interpersonal communication. Interpersonal communication portrayed in mass media involve television, radio, film, internet, advertisements, etc. Adler and Proctor (2017) describe interpersonal relationships also involve social media through mediated communication (e.g., electronic communication), which can be both positive and negative.
Instructions:
Choose one or more films, television shows, YouTube videos and/or analyze several advertisements (e.g., in news organizations, websites, magazines, social media, etc.). Be sure to cite the sources in APA that you will analyze. Apply and cite at least four concepts from chapters 1-3 of our required textbook and five concepts from five credible sources of outside research (e.g., scholarly journal articles, documentaries, encyclopedias, magazines, book reviews, chapter reviews, news articles, studies from websites)
Your analysis of interpersonal communication, its relationship with mass media, how the self is presented and shaping our identity based on answering a series of questions (below are further instructions). Submit the essay as a MS-Word document via Canvas by the due date: 11/7, 12:45pm.
Requirements
It must be 1,000 words minimum.
It is typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, size 12 font, and submitted as a MS-Word document via Canvas by the due date.
College-level writing is expected with proper spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and diction.
Arguments must have relevant examples and strong reasoning.
You must cite at least four concepts from chapters 1-3 of our required textbook, the sources you will be analyzing, and five concepts from five credible sources of outside research (e.g., scholarly journal articles, documentaries, encyclopedias, magazines, book reviews, chapter reviews, news articles, studies from websites) which are defined and explained well.
All sources must be cited properly by summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting using APA in-text citations and include all sources in the References page.

In the body section of your essay, organize the analysis in the following format and respond to the questions:

Interpersonal Communication

  • How does the film/television show/video or advertisements portray why we communicate? How do the themes, symbolism, characters, social environments, storyline, or depictions in the advertisements portray why we communicate?
  • How does the film/television show/video or advertisements portray interpersonal communication as a process? How do the themes, symbolism, characters, social environments, storyline, or depictions in the advertisements portray communicate as a process?
  • How does film/television show/video, or advertisements portray interpersonal and impersonal communication? How do the themes, symbolism, characters, social environments, storyline, or depictions in the advertisements portray interpersonal and impersonal communication?
  • How does the film/television show/video, or advertisements portray effective and ineffective communication? How do the themes, symbolism, characters, social environments, storyline, or depictions in the advertisements show effective and ineffective communication?
  • How does this film/television show/video or advertisements relate to your life and interpersonal communication?
  • What impact does it have on an individual and societal level?

Interpersonal Communication: Social Media

  • How does the film/television show/video, or advertisements portray mediated communication versus face-to-face? How do the themes, symbolism, characters, social environments, storyline, or depictions in the advertisements portray mediated communication versus face-to-face?
  • How does the film/television show/video, or advertisements portray gender? How do the themes, symbolism, characters, social environments, storyline, or depictions in the advertisements portray gender?
  • How does this film/television show/video or advertisements relate to your life in terms of interpersonal communication and social media?
  • What impact does it have on an individual and societal level?

Interpersonal Communication: Presenting the Self and Shaping Our Identity

  • How does the film/television show/video, or advertisements portray the self-concept and self-esteem? How do the themes, characters, storyline, or depictions in the advertisements portray the self-concept and self-esteem?
  • How does the film/television show/video, or advertisements portray the characteristics of the self-concept?
  • How does the film/television show/video, or advertisements portray the influences of the biological (e.g., personality), culture, gender, and identity? How do the themes, symbolism, characters, storyline, or depictions in the advertisements portray the biological (e.g., personality), culture, gender, and identity?
  • How does the film/television show/video, or advertisements portray impression management? How do the themes, symbolism, characters, storyline, or depictions in the advertisements portray impression management?
  • How does this film/television show/video or advertisements relate to your life in terms of your identity?
  • What impact does it have on an individual and societal level?

 
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