Key Thinkers In Communication
For your final project, you will focus on one of the key thinkers you selected from Part A of this assignment. You will design a visual essay using the platform of your choice. Within the essay, you will explain what the key thinker has contributed to the fields of communication and media studies and how they specifically relate to your own interests in the fields. Additionally, you will draw connections between the ideas of the selected key thinker and the principles of communication and media discussed in this course. Lastly, you will apply one main theory, conceptualized by the selected key thinker, to a current piece of media, popular culture trend, or issue in our society.
Select one of the key thinkers you highlighted in Part A of this assignment.
a visual essay that is 5-7 minutes in length addressing the following:
o A brief bio of your key thinker. (No more than a few sentences).
o A description of their key contribution to either their field of communication or media
What are they known for? If they have contributed numerous theories, please identify all or most.
Why are their contributions important to either field? Did their particular contributions lead to the development of any other theories, areas of study, policies?
o Identify the connection between the key thinker and your specific interests within the field.
How does the key thinker, and their contributions, inform or aid your specific interest?
o Identify and describe the connection between the key thinker, and their ideas/contributions and any of the principles of communication and media we discussed in the course.
o Selectonetheoryorideaofthekeythinker. Explain the theory in detail.
Apply the theory to a current piece of media, a popular culture trend, or an issue in our society.
Depending on the theory you choose and how you apply it, you can analyze a piece of media, show relevance of the theory to something that is an issue today, illustrate how the theory can be used to study a current issue, or explain how the theory lead to or is applicable to a current popular trend. The path you choose will depend again on your key thinker, the selected theory, and how you are applying it.
Your visual essay should consists of a combination of your voiceover, images, music, and text to address all of the above.
Your visual essay must be supported by a minimum of 3 academic sources. Be sure to include a works cited page at the end of your visual essay.
Most of the visual essays will be too long to upload into blackboard directly, so please first upload it to YouTube and provide a link to view the video.
Read the assignment instructions and rubric carefully before beginning.
Use full sentences and appropriate academic language in all work.
Follow standard APA guidelines (proper margins, double-spaced, 12-point Times New
Roman, and cover page your full name, course, and date.
Use APA citation format and include a reference/work cited page when necessary.