media hype mass communication

Directions:

Read:

“Worry About The Right Things” and “The Media Likes Scaring Us”

by John Stossel.

Watch

: The YouTube Videos from 20/20 about Media Hype.

Students are to write a 2-3 page reaction paper regarding “Worry About The

Right Things”, “The Media Likes Scaring Us” and the Media Hype 20/20

YouTube videos.

I’d like to know your opinion regarding the two articles you read and

YouTube videos you watched. Please include your responses to these

questions in your paper.

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Was anything surprising to you?

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Discuss something you remember being “hyped” on TV or in the

newspaper.

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Describe a time when you or your family members were affected by

media hype.

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Has something hyped in the media affected the way you thought or

behaved?

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Do you have any fears that may have been enhanced by something

you saw, heard or read via some form of media?

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Discuss in detail some of the situations the author discussed and your

reaction to it.

Papers Must:

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Be typed

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12 point font

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Double spaced

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New Times Roman

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Use proper spelling and grammar

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Use proper essay/paper format (introduction, body, conclusion)

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Beat least two full pages.

You can always write more than two pages though

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