Print Media Industry Worksheet
In Parts A and B, respond to each question using complete sentences, in a paragraph of at least 100 words. Be clear and concise, and explain your answers. Cite any outside sources consistent with APA guidelines.
In Part C, respond to each of the statements with a specific example or an explanation; use complete sentences as needed.
Part A: Historical and contemporary role of the print media industry
Choose one of the following two topics: the feminist movement (women’s liberation) or public education.
Answer the following questions about the relationship between your topic, the print media industry, and American society. Provide specific examples and cite at least three professional publications or articles.
1. How has the print media industry historically treated your selected topic (feminism or public education)? How does the print media industry treat that topic today?
Mass and print media has been historically viewed as a liberal channel, and it has usually granted an open-minded attitude to controversial subjects in terms of conceding awareness and exposure. According to More Media Now, 2010, “Thanks to the largely liberal nature of the women's liberation movement, early feminism found a natural fit for discussion and dissemination in media”; feminism movements have advanced a lot in today’s society and media, but it is felt that the way women are being projected in the print and electronic media today, is a reflection on the whole society. Although today's growth into technology has allowed women to speak out to a large public, print media still holds back on giving full exposure and advantage to female’s interests.
2. How has the print media industry helped drive improvements and public awareness of your selected topic? Has the media perpetuated any drawbacks, controversies, or scandals surrounding this topic?
I think feminism became very popular, and consequently, it is considered a natural topic...