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After studying the assigned reading 21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook: Chapter 65: The Changing Nature of “News”

Topic 1: The Nature of News: 21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook: Chapter 65

After studying the assigned reading 21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook: Chapter 65: The Changing Nature of “News” considering the concepts of timeliness, proximity, unusualness, prominence, impact, conflict and human interest, provide a current example of a compelling news story. Answer the following questions or prompts:

  1. Why is it compelling? Which of the concepts does it exemplify?
  • In general, how have these concepts been challenged by the advent of immediacy in news release?  

Support the responses with research from the Learning Resources. Use APA in-text citations where necessary and cite any outside sources. Create an APA Reference List at the end of the document.

You will use this class handbook chapter to supports your argument

 Reference for this handbook chapter (see PDF file for this chapter 65)

Weldon, M. (2009). The changing nature of “news”. In W. F. Eadie 21st century communication: A reference handbook (Vol. 2, pp. 592-599). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: 10.4135/9781412964005.n65

Topic 2: Parasocial Relationships

A) Identify a character in a show with whom you have developed (in the past or present) a parasocial relationship. Remember, this personal can be “real” or a character role. Explain why this character/person is compelling to you.

B) How do you “know” or view this character outside of their role on the show? Have they influenced you in any way besides the aspect of entertainment?

C) Explain any emotional attachment to the character or person. Have they disappointed you? Motivated you? How and why?

Support the responses with research from the Learning Resources. Use APA in-text citations where necessary and cite any outside sources. Create an APA Reference List at the end of the document.

You will use this class handbook chapter to supports your argument

Reference for this handbook chapter  (see PDF file for this chapter 20)

Klimmt, C. & Vorderer, P. (2010). Media entertainment. In C. R. BergerM. E. Roloff & D. R. Roskos-Ewoldsen The handbook of communication science (pp. 345-362). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: 10.4135/9781412982818.n20

Topic 3: New Media Interactivity 

  1. Explain how that statement relates to the keywords describing new media: “manipulate, converge, and instant.” 

Manipulate

Converge

Instant

  • How does the concept of intercultural impact of new media increase the complexity of the statement? You should especially consider the new experiences, for human beings that the convergences of new media and globalization bring about.

Intercultural Impact

Support the responses with research from the Learning Resources. Use APA in-text citations where necessary and cite any outside sources. Create an APA Reference List at the end of the document.

You will use this class handbook chapter to supports your argument

Reference for this handbook chapter (see PDF file for this chapter 54)

Steele, R. (2009). Traditional and new media. In W. F. Eadie 21st century communication: A reference handbook (Vol. 2, pp. 489-496). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: 10.4135/9781412964005.n54

Additional resources (click on the blue link)

The Impact of New Media on Intercultural Communication in Global Context

Reference for this PDF file

Chen, Guo-Ming. (2012). “The impact of new media on intercultural communication in global

context.” China Media Research, vol. 8, no. 2, 2012, pp. 1-10.

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