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XCOM225_Appendix B_Worksheet 1

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Axia College Material Appendix B Print Media Industry Worksheet 1 Part A: Historical and contemporary role of the print media industry. Choose one of the following topics: the feminist movement (women’s liberation), public education, anti-war protestors, fur and leather products, pollution, or wildlife and environment conservation. Answer the following questions about the relationship between your chosen topic, the print media industry, and American society. Each response must be written using complete sentences in a paragraph of at least 75 words each. Provide specific examples and cite at least three professional publications or articles. ANTI-WAR PROTESTORS 1. How has the print media industry historically treated your selected topic? How does the print media industry treat this topic today? Historically, the print media industry has treated anti-war protestors as if they were ignorant children. In the article, "War: What is it Good For?" the writer attempts to rationalize going to war, but does a poor job. In movies, like Across the Universe, they are thought of as young hippies who did not fully understand the reasons and benefits behind the war. Currently, anti-war protestors are treated with a bit more respect. Demassification has targeted audiences who might not have previously realized that they were against the war. Also, with the help of high profile people, the message of peace if being more widespread. http://libcom.org/library/war-what-it-good-no-war-class-war 2. How has the print media industry helped drive improvements and public awareness of your selected topic? Has the media perpetuated any drawbacks, controversies, or scandals surrounding this topic?
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