Fall 2010 Final Paper Topics
Friday, December 10, 9:05 (at the beginning of class)
Total Possible Points
of the topics on the list below.
refer to the materials from this class (text
readings, class lectures, text website and DVD resources) in your paper in order to receive credit
for your work.
Your paper should be 3 - 5 pages (5 is the maximum!!),
using a 12-point font,
double-spaced with 1-inch margins.
NO HANDWRITTEN, E-MAILED OR LATE PAPERS WILL
The paper should have a
title, your name, your student
identification number, your TA’s name, the date
the course number and title
. Also on
the cover page,
restate the question
you are addressing and a write
clear statement of the
Also, include the
that describe your paper topic.
Your paper should
be organized as follows:
Introduction and Statement of the Paper’s Thesis
Properly cite any materials from your Turow text, text Website or DVD resources, or class
materials when you refer to them in the paper.
Do NOT use external sources such as
Wikipedia in your paper
The cover page and the references page do
count in the 3 – 5
Failure to comply with these formatting requirements will result in losing 25%
of the total points you might earn for the paper.
Here is a sample of the materials to include on the cover page (in addition to your name, etc. as
In your opinion, which of the six trends described in Chapter 5 is having the most
impact on media today?
Why did you choose that trend, and what type of impact is that trend
Discuss one of the media industries we studied and describe how that media trend is
affecting that industry.
(Chapter 5, and one from Chapters 8 through 15)
digital convergence, digital rights management (DRM), recording industry, internet
radio, digital downloads, piracy, RIAA