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Sociology - Unit 3 homework, Research Paper
Increasingly a small number of large corporations own more and more of the media. This is known as media concentration and is of particular interest to sociologists. For this project, you will pick three media outlets to research that you regularly turn to for information. This could include local news channels, cable news networks, online news sources, print newspapers, magazines and radio programs. Research the ownership of these three sources and answer the following questions in a research essay.
Which corporations own the sources of news that you have chosen?
What other interests do these corporations own?
How might these corporations affect the information you receive in the news?
Are there political or business biases?
How might media concentration affect the availability of multiple perspectives on controversial topics in the news?
How does this affect the audience?
How has each media source covered a recent current event topic? How are the effects of media concentration demonstrated in the coverage of this current event?
Your deliverable should be a research essay and a minimum of 3-5 pages of content. In addition to this, include a title and a reference page and follow APA standards for citations both in text and on the reference page. All research sources need to be credible sources. A minimum of three credible sources are required. Submit your assignment to this dropbox in a Microsoft Word Document.
Increasingly a small number of large corporations own more and more of the media. This is known as media concentration and is of particular interest to sociologists. For this project, you will pick three media outlets to research that you regularly turn to for information.