Kaemon Williams has been an orphan and has been living with a friend of his deceased parents. He’s been abused by the guardian, even if he did nothing wrong. He had no idea why, but he never dared to talk back. Later in his life, he became one of the worst people to ever walk this earth.
Instructions: Answer this assignment fully and carefully. You must cite at least one legal case or fact from the textbook (including page number) in your legal response and one ethical code (indicate which code you are citing and include the section) in your ethical response. Each response should be approximately one page.
Vanessa Bryant sued media outlets for publishing pictures of the bodies of her husband NBA legend Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who were killed in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. The photos had been taken by first responders at the crash site on their personal cellphones and forwarded to colleagues, who shared them with others. The photos were published by the media outlets in connection with news stories about the crash.
Fully analyze all legal and ethical claims in connection with the publication by the media outlets of the photos. This assignment will be submitted in two parts.
By Friday, September 23 at 9 a.m., respond from a strictly legal standpoint, whether Vanessa Bryant would have a claim for publication of private facts (Chapter 4) or publicity (Chapter 5). The legal response is worth 5 points.
By Friday, September 30 at 9 a.m., respond from a strictly ethical standpoint, whether the media outlets did the right thing in publishing the photographs (irrespective of whether there could be a successful legal claim). You must cite at least one ethical code in your response. The ethics response is worth 5 points. Total points for assignment: 10 points.
Use only Chapter 4 and 5 from textbook and ethical codes to cite answer
Cite like this: CNN terminated Chris Cuomo after reports surfaced that he helped his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, during his sexual harassment allegations. Through his connections at CNN and other news outlets, Chris warned Andrew, in advance, of upcoming media that was about to be released, so Andrew could prepare for how to respond to these statements. In addition to the news that would be published on CNN, he gathered stories about his brother that might be relayed by other journalists. As well as this, Chris used CNN’s contacts and resources to gather information on Andrew’s accusers.
In order to avoid the ethical lapse, CNN could have fired Chris as soon as the news outlet became aware of Chris’ suspicious behavior. CNN knew Chris was offering advice to his brother’s staff. The news outlet responded by saying, “When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly. But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second” (New York Times). Chris probably thought he could get away with this situation since he did not receive any severe consequences, so he became more involved in his brother’s scandal. He was ultimately suspended because documents indicated a greater level of engagement than CNN had previously known. The situation could have been avoided if CNN had dismissed Chris when they first discovered he was helping Andrew.
Answer all of the following questions / prompts in your submission. You must include citations to 2 course readings or videos in your submission in APA Style. APA citations to a number of course materials relevant to this checkpoint are included at the bottom of this assignment description.
1) Your Personal Gamer Profile: To get started, answer the following prompts to introduce yourself in light of course readings, videos, and concepts:
What type of digital games are your favorite and why?
Describe your personal relation to video games and gameplay and your perception of the role of games in society. While it may be impossible to cover your entire gameplay history, narrowly focus on games that reflect the kind of gamer that you represent.
Alternatively, if you have not played many video games, explain why video games have not played a major role in your life personally and describe any knowledge you have about video games, for example, from friends, family, school, the media, etc.
How have video games influenced other aspects of your life (e.g., making friends, building community, learning about new topics, etc.)?
2) Select a Game: Pick a digital game that is especially meaningful to you and address the following points:
What is the game called?
What is the game about?
How would you sum it up in 1-2 sentences?
Who is this game’s “ideal audience” (who is this game designed for)?
What type of play style is this game? Consider:
Platform (i.e., Mobile app? Xbox? Playstation? Virtual reality? PC/Mac? Etc.)
Existing game genres (i.e., Sports; Party game; Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA); Quest; etc.)
How much time do players need to invest to play?
How much does the game cost?
Why did you choose this game to analyze for the final project presentation?
***** Here is the resources *****
Al Jazeera English. (2019, December 22). The Gaming Industry | Start Here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEurg3JaP2o
Insider Intelligence (2022, January 21). US Video Gaming Industry in 2022: Gaming Devices & Video Game Content Viewership Trends. Insider Intelligence. https://www.insiderintelligence.com/insights/us-gaming-industry-ecosyste
Schiesel, S. (2020). For the Uninitiated and Bored, an Introduction to the World of Gaming. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/arts/gaming-introduction-basics-quarantine-coronavirus.html
1) Description of concept (15 points).
Describe in your own words the meaning of Symbolic Interaction Theory as it applies to social stratification.
Tip: When you have to explain a concept in your own words, it helps to think how you would explain it for example to your mom, your friends, or colleagues. Use your own words and examples instead of copying any existing explanation by others.
2) Application of Concept (15 points).
*Identify three ways in which social stratification is evident in the everyday lives of students on your former or current campus. In each case, explain what is unequal and what difference it makes.
*Do you think individual talent or family background is more important in creating these differences?
The minimum length of a journal is 350 words, or one full page (23 lines, double line spacing, font 12). The maximum length of a journal is 700 words, or two full pages.
Summarize in your own words. Give examples and include your opinion about the article/topic.
Your summary should be 5-6 sentences and your opinion should be 2-3 sentences for each article.
Also include an image for each article. Use the software of your choice. Save as a PDF file.
For this assignment, you will write an essay that summarizes and analyzes rhetorical appeals of an editorial article similar to the ones we have been reading in this unit.
Find an op-ed (opinion-editorial) article from one of the major US newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, or the LA Times. Read the article carefully, taking notes or annotating it. Be sure to find the main argument and map the support used by the author, i.e. how the author is trying to persuade you. Note any use of rhetorical appeals, expert testimony, and research. (For tips about note-taking and annotating reading material, see Chapter 1, “Critical Reading”;for a review of the rhetorical appeals, see Chapter 2, “Rhetorical Analysis.”)
Then, write an essay that summarizes the article and analyzes its use of rhetorical appeals. Include a link to the article and mention the title and author’s name. As part of your summary, discuss the article’s main argument and its support. As part of your rhetorical analysis, explain the different types of rhetorical appeals used by the author (such as to pathos, logos, ethos, and/or kairos) and discuss whether the article is rhetorically balanced or overly relies on one appeal more than the others.
A successful essay will be about 750 words.
Interview Assignment Instructions
The student will choose a friend, family member, coworker, etc. to interview about his/her September 11, 2001 experience. The student will provide 10 questions that will be asked during the interview as well as the responses provided by the interviewee for each question. The student will take this information and write a 250-word news story.
Establish contact with your interviewee and set up a mutually agreeable time and place to conduct the interview. You must be flexible with the time and place of the interview so that it is as convenient as possible for your interviewee.
Before the interview, write 10 questions to ask the subject in the interview. According to Rich (2016), a journalist must always have a plan for the interview session. Choose your question types carefully based on your reading and study of the Rich text. Your list of questions will demonstrate your knowledge of the reading and study from the online text. You must demonstrate the appropriate use of questioning (open-ended; closed-ended; what, why how questions.) Start with who, what, when, where, why, and how and leave the most difficult questions for last.
Then conduct the interview. Avoid asking opinions about follow up action and focus on that day only! Break the ice with light conversation before beginning your questions. Listen carefully to your subject’s answers and take good notes. Keep in mind why the interview is taking place: to obtain certain information about the subject’s September 11, 2001, experience. Remain open to the possibility that other information may be obtained. The subject may offer new or surprising information, and, as a reporter, you must evaluate the worth of the information and handle it appropriately. Get at least one good, insightful direct quote and write down exact spellings of names. Do not be bashful about asking the subject to repeat something important and be aware of your surroundings during the interview. A few notes about the room and other surroundings may be useful in a feature story to help set the mood for your piece.
After the interview, type your questions in a Microsoft Word document and below each question, type your notes for each response given by your subject.
On the next page, you will write a 250-word story on your subject’s experience from that fateful day. The story must introduce the subject and then, in chronological order and from a third-person perspective, give the details of the subject’s day. In other words, describe in detail their personal experience from start to finish on 9-11. A direct quote from the subject must be included in the story. Format the document using Times New Roman 12 pt. font and 1.5 line spacing. Your questions, notes, and story must be 3–4 pages. Include the word count below the story. As always, correct grammar is imperative as is accuracy, clarity, and brevity.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.
Write an essay responding to the following questions: What is the purpose of the press? Is it for the people? To whom or what do members of the press owe an obligation of integrity? Explain.
Present your personal opinion on that question citing materials from the readings below and other materials you deem relevant. Provide specifics to support your position arguing or disagreeing. 500-700 words
Your assignment should:
Briefly define objectivity and its role in journalism
Argue for or against objectivity as an ideal in journalism
Engage any important counter-arguments to your own position
Use examples to strengthen your argument (use these sparingly, and don’t let them stand in for the argument)
Summarise your position, and demonstrate why it is important and necessary for journalism in the digital age
Things to remember:
You are making an argument here, so state your position clearly and consistently
This is a short (1500 words) assignment, so keep ‘introductions’ brief – “In this assignment I will argue….”
Use readings, literature, evidence to support your argument. This is an academic argument based on you as a media scholar, it IS NOT personal opinion
Keep pushing yourself to justify your position – WHY is your position the right one?
1500 words, 10% above or below is fine
At least 6 academic references, with a MAXIMUM of 3 from the required course readings
Submitted through Turn It In.
You can use any referencing system you like, just keep it consistent
How well have you described and discussed objectivity and its role in journalism in the digital age?
How clearly have you articulated your argument?
Have you used he literature, theory, evidence and/or examples to strengthen and demonstrate your position?
Have you addressed any necessary counter-arguments?
Is the assignment clearly written and appropriately referenced?
Tell me what you think is last week’s single most SIGNIFICANT current events story and why you believe it deserves that designation. It MUST cover the following three areas/issues. Bottom line: A few sentences aren’t going to be adequate.
1) WHAT HAPPENED? The Who, What, Where, When, and (to the degree it is known) Why/How aspects of the story you choose. You should be able to address this in one paragraph. In this, I am looking for you to let me know that you understand the story and what happened.
2) WHY IS IT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT STORY? There is really NO wrong answer here, but let me know your thought process. DO present critical thinking skills in this. You can think about our newsworthiness criteria here. What is the impact? What is the controversy? What sets it apart as unusual? (Other criteria?) Etc.
3) HOW DO YOU RATE THE JOB THAT THE MEDIA ARE DOING IN COVERING THIS STORY? This MAY be the most important element. I’m NOT asking whether you thought the event was a good thing or a bad thing. I’m NOT asking whether you like the players involved. I’m not asking whether you agree or disagree with the actions taken. I am asking you to step back and give an “objective” (OK, balanced, fair, and accurate) analysis of the news media. Is the coverage you have seen accurate? Is the coverage balanced or biased? Is the news media being informative, or is it furthering a particular agenda? How could it be/have been better? What is your net learning as an aspiring journalist or communications professional after observing and analyzing this coverage? What “GRADE” would you give the news media on this story?