We know stereotyping is prevalent in our society and it often has a negative effect on our lives. Consider all the media sources you view every day. Describe an example of stereotyping in the media that you have recently witnessed.
Is there ever a situation where a media stereotype can be used in a positive manner? Explain.
We have had a successful course full of readings and discussions. Now it is time to apply your learning to an article in the media and to share it with the class in the form of a discussion.
First, look in reputable publications for an article that addresses any issue from the course. For example, find an article in the New York Times about the portrayal of race in the media; or an article in the Los Angeles Times about a new generation of shock advertising.
Bring this article to the table, so to speak, in the form of a discussion by summarizing your article, its contents, views, and relevance to this class. If the article is available online, be sure to include a link to the article. If not, cite the source.