How has new media affected literacy and information consumption? How is this different from older forms of media? In your discussion, use any THREE media theories that you have been introduced to during this course.
You are free to choose any three theories; some examples are the various media effects theories such as uses and gratification, magic bullet, and the three theories you worked with in Essay 1.
o Your essay has a minimum of three full pages in length, (not including the cover page or reference/bibliography page);
o You must use a minimum of two academic sources (aka peer reviewed or scholarly sources such as books, articles, chapters) as your secondary references. Make sure that your sources discuss and/or answer the question;
o In addition to the two academic sources, you are allowed to use data from official organizational websites (.org or .gov) but make sure to properly cite all online sources. For this paper, you may not use sources such as Wikipedia, online dictionaries;
PICK 3 THEORIES BELOW TO ANSWER THE QUESTION:
Agenda setting theory
Hypodermic needle (magic bullet) theory
Uses and gratification theory
Spiral of silence theory
Media logic theory
Cultivation analysis theory