Global Media Project                                                 2/23/17

Note: This assignment may be modified as the semester progresses. Pay close attention to emails and in-class announcements.

4/20/17: Per our conversation in class, the due date for this assignment was extended.  See details below.  The extension details are in red below.

Your assignment is to gather and present media information about a few countries that you have an interest in.  For example: What is TV like in your chosen countries?  What is radio like in your chosen country.  In your paper, you should show a good understanding of the media in your chosen countries.  The countries you choose should be approved by your professor.

More specifically, see below for the detailed instructions for both the undergraduate and the graduate papers.

MCM390 – UG

MCM680 - Grad

The paper should be between 800 and 1000 words.

The paper should be between 1000 and 1200 words.

Paper should be on media of 2 countries

Paper should be on media of 3 countries

For each country…

Cover the amount and types  of media the country has.

Cover the U.S./Western influence in film, TV, and music.

Cover 2 interesting, current and relevant media news stories from the country.

Current is within past 8 weeks.

For each country…

Cover the amount and types of media the country has.

Cover the U.S./Western influence in film, TV, and music.

Cover 3 interesting, current and relevant media news stories from the country.  

Current is within past 8 weeks.

Organization of the Paper

Your paper should have the following structure: tell your reader what you are going to tell them, tell them and then tell them what you have told them.  That is, your presentation should have a good introduction, body and conclusion.

More specifically, in the introductory paragraph of your paper you should identify and introduce your chosen countries and explain your rationale for choosing those countries.

The conclusion of your presentation should summarize your key points and identify the most interesting thing you learned in your study of your countries.

As for the body of your paper, you should organize it in one of the two following ways:

Option 1*:

Country A

The amount and types of media

U.S./Western influence in film, TV, and music.

Media news stories from the country.

Country B

The amount and types of media

U.S./Western influence in film, TV, and music.

Media news stories from the country.

Option 2*:

The amount and types of media

        Country A

        Country B

U.S./Western influence in film, TV, and music.

        Country A

        Country B

Media news stories from the country.

        Country A

        Country B

Clearly indicate with section headings, the parts of the body of your paper.

Sources

Here are the key sources to be used in gathering information for your presentation.  Note that with some of the links given below may go dead.  In that case, seek online (or book) alternatives.

More sources may be given in class.  Take careful notes.  If you would like to use any additional sources, get written (e.g., email) permission well in advance.

References

You are required to indicate what information you have gathered from sources and from where you have gathered the information.  Properly cite your sources within the paper and have properly formatted reference section at the end of your paper.  Use APA style for your citations and references. There should be a minimum of five references. Make sure included web links are working properly.  

Submitting Your Work

Email your paper as an attachment to wbhart@nsu.edu by noon on May 1st.  The paper should be emailed from your NSU email account and the subject line should be “Global Media Project.”  Keep this sent email, do not delete it.  No need to submit a hardcopy.  See syllabus regarding late work.

The paper should be written in Microsoft Word and be in 12 point Times New Roman font with 1 inch margins.  The paper should be single-spaced.    

Syllabus Instructions

See the syllabus regarding relevant information on lateness, academic dishonesty, etc.

Submitting Early

The proposal may be passed in early.  For each day early, 2 points will be added to the overall score.  A maximum of 20 can be earned for passing the paper in early.  Submit your paper early by emailing your paper to wbhart@nsu.edu before the due date above.  The paper should be emailed from your NSU email account and the subject line should be “Global Media Project.”  Keep this sent email, do not delete it.  No need to submit a hardcopy.

Grading

Your proposal will be scored based on how well you follow the above instructions and show proper understanding of course content.  Ask questions well in advance, if you have them.

Of course, your proposal should be well organized and free of spelling and grammatical errors.

This assignment is worth 200 points.

Alternative to the Above Standard Assignment

If you are interested in doing an alternative to the above standard assignment, then email your professor to determine if your approach would be approved.  Maybe you want to submit an audio project, a mini-doc, a different type of global media paper, etc.  Any alterations to the above instructions must be in writing (i.e., in email).  The alterations and the instructions for those alterations must be emailed from you to your professor (wbhart@nsu.edu) for possible approval by March 1, noon.  Your proposed alternative should be equivalent to the above assignment in terms of the amount of work needed to complete, the word-length, and the number of references, etc. If the alternative project is not emailed by the due date and time, then you will need to do the standard assignment detailed above.

Note: This assignment may be modified as the semester progresses. Pay close attention to emails and in-class announcements.