Unit 13 Written Work: Effects of Mass Media
As students learning about the effects of the mass media, you have likely started thinking differently about how society views television. Often times, researchers look at the negative impacts that mass media might have on the population. For example, you can read about some of the various impacts that media might have on children from the American Psychological Association link provided, including increased obesity, lower brain development, and risk of violent behavior: click https://www.apa.org/topics/kids-media.
While it is important to understand the risks of media consumption, for this discussion, I would like for you to think in terms of the benefits that mass media might offer to society. For your post, you should identify a positive effect of television, and how such television/media messages could actually improve our lives.
For more information about the grading of this discussion board or all Unit work, please see the file "Grading of Online Unit Work (Discussion Boards and Assignments) in COM 1100" listed in the "Start Here" folder in this D2L course.
Specifics for this discussion post include:
This initial post is worth 8/10 points, so please make it worthwhile with a well-developed paragraph.
The final 2/10 points will be awarded to those of you who take time to read and comment on others' postings. Comment on one other posting at a minimum, but feel free to comment on more than one of your classmates' posts. (Throughout the semester, you will always be graded on an initial post AND comment postings when the weekly assignment is a Discussion Board. These secondary postings are expected to be far briefer than the original, main post.)
If you choose this week as an option from the CHOICE BOARD, please complete your original post by Wednesday in order for others to see your initial post and have time to respond.
(Please keep in mind that you will first need to start a new thread before you can read and reply to other threads.)