Assignment and Discussion

Reflective Journal 3: My Views on the Future of Music, Newspapers, and Books

Due Week 9 and worth 90 points

Directions for Reflective Journals

  • There are 3 Reflective Journal Assignments (Weeks 3, 7, and 9).
  • The journals are to reflect your experiences and opinions, so there are no right or wrong answers.
  • Read the issues for the previous weeks before writing your journal.

Write a 3/4 to 1-page journal entry (approximately 250 words) in which you:

  1. Predict one or two changes people will make in their reading and listening habits if the conventional reproduction of music, news, and books were to become obsolete.
  2. Complete the page/word amount requirement.
  3. Write with clarity, following mechanics and formatting requirements.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a source page and cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the source page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcome(s) associated with this assignment are:

  • Apply critical thinking skills to the analysis of issues involving mass media and society.
  • Analyze various issues affecting the media business.
  • Evaluate the effects of the digital information expansion / explosion on society.
  • Write clearly and concisely about media and society using proper writing mechanics.

Discussion

“What if Libraries Weren’t Public?”

  • Libraries and collections of information often exist for the public good. What do you think would happen if libraries of some types of information were privatized? Support your views with two or three reasons and/or examples. (Cite any sources you referenced.)
 

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