Hot-Button News Issues
Technologies evolve, but sex and violence have always beenand may remainhot-button issues in the media. The pace of new technological change is so rapid that some people may no longer wait on formal media effects research to make personal decisions.
Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word paper that addresses the following:
Compare two current media news source (i.e. Fox vs. CNN, etc..) and their portrayal of sex and violence today and how different it is to the media portrayal of sex and violence when you were a child.
Explain how the negative effects of sex and violence on children have increased in media technology. Provide examples and cite at least one contemporary news article.
Explain how the negative effects of sex and violence on adults have increased in media technology. Provide examples and cite at least one contemporary news article.
Make specific recommendations about how the problems of media portrayal of sex and violence might be minimized.
A related hot-button issue is how communication has changed societal perspectives on immediacy and intimacy. Explain whether you regard these changes as beneficial or detrimental