Journal 10 MMC
You will compile a total of 10 “Media Literacy Journal Entries” over the course of the entire semester. Each entry focuses on a question related to the class content. Pick one question and write a 350-word discussion in reply. Your assignment, should demonstrate understanding of the question, analytical thinking and writing skills, as well as creativity.
Question for this week: The First Amendment protects (almost) anything that was published in literature, movies, and other works of art – even descriptions and depictions of actions that would not be protected in “real life”. Do you consider this protection justified, or should certain descriptions/depictions be forbidden to protect the audience? If so, name examples of depictions/descriptions that in your opinion create harm and should not be allowed.
Your assignment will receive a full score if it
discusses one question from the current week (as an exception, you may pick a question from a previous week if you missed class or don’t like any of the current questions; this may be done no more than 3 times per semester)
demonstrates understanding of the question and an analytical response/discussion
incorporates at least two technical/theoretical terms from class or the textbook
is using the terms correctly and citing the textbook (or other sources) where necessary
shows creativity – either in content, writing, or formatting; you are allowed (and encouraged) to include multimedia materials (cite them if they are not yours!), visuals, etc.
is at least 350 words in length
is written in proper, grammatically correct, college-level English
uses APA citations in-text and in the reference list