For this assignment, students will do a summary and analysis of an important event in media history. The paper should include history and background on the subject as well as a discussion of why that event is an important part of media history. Use material from class and the textbook to make sense of your event. Students should choose a topic from class that they’d like to know more about.
There are many available topics from which to choose, including (but not limited to):
Grades will be based on the:
Random websites (including Wikipedia) do not qualify as legitimate sources. You’ll need to use library resources to find at least some of your sources.
This guide is intended to introduce you to the best research tools that will help you select or narrow a topic, locate reputable sources to support your research, and provide help for correctly citing and formatting your paper.
Be sure to ask your instructor (or a librarian) if you’re unsure about the legitimacy of a source.