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Mass Media Research

Working in groups, you will research both sides of your topic: “media does influence our perception of X, and media does NOT influence our perception of X.” Most groups have four students, so it will work best to divide yourselves and have two students research each side. Please note that the research you are preparing does not need to support your existing opinion on the subject.

During Friday’s class, each group will present 5-10 Powerpoint slides on its topic. You should include some visuals as well as MLA Style citations. Presentations should be about 3-4 minutes long, and NO LONGER than 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

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Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints features VIEWPOINT essays (opinionated pieces) on a large number of controversial topics, along with news items, reference articles, media and much more.

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