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Essay Highlights


Choose a specific type of media  (TV show, specific website, specific magazine)
    -  or choose a genre of media (fashion magazines, celebrity news, etc.)

How does this media/genre frame the world?

What elements does the piece use to shape this world?
      -Consider aims & effects (audience, creator)



Use a minimum of  3 ADDITIONAL RELIABLE OUTSIDE SOURCES to support your argument.

Use specific examples from the media of your choice.

Cite sources within the essay and on a "Works Cited" page.


    Some Questions to Ponder:

    What does this media use to interest me?

    Lots of pictures?  Large text?  Type of music?

    Who is this media's audience?

    May say upfront; consider the type of articles, photos used or not

    Who is/are the organization or authors writing for it?

    This group or individuals may support a certain point of view.

    Agree or disagree with the media's viewpoint/perspective?
             Why or why not?


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