Media

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The writing assignment is composed of two questions:

Question 1: Question 1 will appear as two questions, Question 1 and Question 2, so that I can randomize key terms while also giving you a choice of terms. You should discuss/analyze one (and only one) of the two key terms . Upload your file to either Question 1 or Question 2 depending on which one you answer. Do not upload more than one file.

Your answer must include the following components:

1. A clear definition of the term in your own words. (Cut-and-paste from the Web is an Academic Integrity violation and graders are very adept at spotting it.)

2. Well-chosen media example(s) that illustrate the definition.

3. An in-depth discussion of what’s at stake in your media example(s) in light of the term.

4. Your answer must be crafted in complete sentences and paragraphs in your own words. Point form answers are NOT acceptable.

Question 2: Question 2 will appear as two questions, Question 3 and Question 4 , so that you can choose between two examples of photojournalism. You should discuss/analyze one (and only one) of the two examples . Upload your file to either Question 3 or Question 4 depending on which example you choose.

Your answer must include the following:

1. An argumentative analysis in which you explain how your example of photojournalism works and why this matters.

2. You must draw on the articles by Schwartz and Barthes in making your analysis.

3. Your answer must be crafted in complete sentences and paragraphs in your own words. Point form answers are NOT acceptable.

Question 1
Key term: myth

Question 2
Key term: stereotyping

Question 3

World Press Photo of the Year Nominee (2019)

“Crying Girl on the Border” © John Moore, Getty Images

Immigrant families had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico and were detained by the authorities. Yana (who was approaching her second birthday) and her mother had been part of a refugee caravan that started its journey in southern Mexico in April. Yana, from Honduras, cries as her mother Sandra Sanchez is searched by a US Border Patrol agent, in McAllen, Texas, USA, on 12 June.

Question 4

REUTERS/Jason Lee

Fireworks explode over Tiananmen Square as performers take part in the evening gala marking the 70th founding anniversary of People’s Republic of China, on its National Day in Beijing, China October 1, 2019.

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