COM 205 Media Reflection Paper 1: 25 points Due September 29 at the beginning of the class period. Papers submitted after I have collected the assignment will have their final score lower by 7 points.
The range and scope of materials we can read, watch or listen to has expanded wildly in the last 50 years. In this paper, you are to speak to someone who is at least 50 years of age. The goal of the assignment is to have them share their media use history, especially in the first 20 years of their life. Look at the sample document shows below for layout information. All paper margins should be one inch, top and bottom, left and right, with 12‐point type. Here are some questions you should ask: 1. Has access to media information—television, newspapers, magazines, movies, music—made your life better? If yes, why and how? 2. Can you think of an event that always stays in your memory that resulted from something you saw on television? 3. What is your earliest memory of watching television, listening to the radio and listening to recorded music? 4. Did your family subscribe to a daily newspaper? If so, what newspaper? Was it delivered in the morning or afternoon? Do you recall ever reading the newspaper? If you do, at what age did you start reading the newspaper? 5. Do you remember a time when your family did not have a television set? 6. When you listened to recorded music, what medium or format was the music recorded on—records (LPs or 45 RPMs), cassette tapes, 8‐track tapes, CDs, or other formats? 7. Approximately what year did your family get a television set? How about a VCR? 8. What is your earliest memory about computers? If you have a computer, when did you or your family first get a computer? Write your paper as a narrative report and doublespace, as I have shown in this section of the assignment sheet. DO NOT insert answers after each question you ask. Your goal is to write a narrative article about your subject’s reflections. Your paper should be no more than two pages in length or about 300‐400 words. Write clearly, accurately and in a grammatically correct fashion. Poorly written papers will receive a low score. If you are concerned about your writing skills, visit the UNA Writing Center. All papers must be word‐processed. Your paper should include the information shown below, and in this format, at the top of your paper. Media Reflection Paper #1 Person Interviewed and contact telephone number: Relationship to you: (For example, friend, parent, grandparent, neighbor, employer) Date interviewed: Interviewer: (Your name.)