These are two assignments in 1.
The journals are an on-going assignment that have to start on Dec. 31, 2014 and end on Sunday Jan. 11, 2015. So, I should have an entry for all these days. The aspects, stories, trends, etc that are examined should match the day of the journal. Please provide the link to each and every story, aspect, trend etc examined daily. The assignment should be delivered/submitted on Jan 11, the day of the last journal entry.
The assignment should be more or less 10 pages in length.
The second assignment is described very clearly in the instructions. Please read carefully.
MEDIA, CULTURE AND SOCIETY WINTERSESSION INTENSIVE PRE-COURSE ASSIGNMENTS For the SO287 course, you are being asked to complete two different assignments before the class takes place. This is in conjunction to another assignment that will be done at the end of the course (and turned in after the course is finished). In keeping with the course, both assignments are related to aspects of media. As you will learn, the term “media” is a rather expansive category. For your purposes, think of media as any broad-based communications medium through which information is disseminated, contact and networks maintained, and/or entertainment achieved. This includes: movies, television, radio, social media, video games, magazines, newspapers, blogs, podcasts, and the like. Pre-Course Assignment 1 Media and Culture Journal The first assignment is to keep an on-going journal in which you examine various aspects, stories, trends, etc that are occurring in the media. All you have to do is become conscious and aware of things that are happening in the media. This could be done through browsing stories and trends, following particular stories, looking at usage of various kinds of social media and their impacts, or anything else that you notice. The goal is for you to focus on what is happening ‘out there’ in society. See the Media, Culture and Society Journal assignment for instructions. You should be doing this on a daily basis (or so) until the course starts. It shouldn’t take much time per day, other than browsing through news, looking at trends on social media, and the like. You can keep this however you like, but it is preferred that you keep it through Evernote. This is a free application that you can download to your computer, smart phone, tablet, etc. Pre-Course Assignment 2 Media Consumption Personal Habits Log The second is to conduct an examination of your own personal media consumption habits. This essentially will include paying close attention to what you do on a…