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Evaluate how political and economic factors regarding mass media could impact how the company and products are received by global audiences

Scenario NationaliTeas is an online tea shop that’s seen a rise in popularity. The company has grown from a small domestic business with 10,000 customers a month to a global organization that serves 250,000 customers a month with international ties and partnerships. The expansion of the company has resulted in the need for guidelines for communicating with both domestic and international audiences, including employees and the public. Because NationaliTeas has not worked with international locations before, management is unsure of how to approach its messaging in a way that is professional and culturally sensitive. You have been hired by NationaliTeas to create a global communication plan, which will consist of audience analysis, global communication best practices, and company-specific communication practices that can be used to communicate with internal and external audiences across the globe as the company continues to expand. Prompt Before NationaliTeas begins its international expansion campaign, specific target audiences have to be identified for the various communications involved in the campaign. The company also needs to be aware of any potential risks and factors that could have negative implications on different cultures and society so that these can be prevented or addressed as necessary. The CEO of NationaliTeas has asked you to write a report defining these target audiences, risks, and other factors which can be shared with the appropriate employees and members of the organization as needed. Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria: Locations: Select two locations where the company could potentially expand into from the list below. You will continue to use your selected locations throughout the course. Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea: Lae is one of the largest cities in Papua New Guinea, a country with roughly 820 languages spoken within its borders. Papua New Guinea is known as the most linguistically diverse country in the world. Kampala, Uganda: Kampala is one of the largest cities in Uganda, a country known for its linguistic diversity. Uganda’s citizens speak an average of 4.3 languages. London, England: London is known for being one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Sacramento, California, United States: Sacramento is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States. Target Audiences: Describe your selected target audiences using demographic and psychographic information (age, ethnicity, gender, language, religion, etc.), and explain how this information will be beneficial in creating effective global communications. Risk Assessments: Evaluate the risks for each selected location. Be sure to discuss the various physical, cultural, and environmental risks associated with global expansion of the company. Cultural and Social Factors: Evaluate how cultural and social factors regarding mass media could impact how the company, its messages, and products are received by global audiences, particularly those within the locations the company has chosen to work with. Political and Economic Factors: Evaluate how political and economic factors regarding mass media could impact how the company and products are received by global audiences, particularly those within the locations the company has chosen to work with. Guidelines for Submission Submit this assignment as a Word document. Your assignment must be between 350 and 500 words in length and should be supported by course and external resources. Sources should be cited according to APA style. Reading: United Nations Demographic and Social Statistics https://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic-social/products/dyb/index.cshtml/#censusdatasets Read through this resource to discover international demographic and social statistics that can be used to determine which audiences you will select for your course project. You are not required to read through all of the available datasets; you only need to select a few datasets you feel would be most helpful for determining your audiences. To review a dataset, click the View Data button next to each report.

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Describe the service and what the algorithm does.

In this third assignment, you will analyse an episode of criticism on the use of algorithms by a media or
communication platform of choice. By episode, we mean that it should be clearly situated in time. It can be a
historical case, perhaps even years ago. This comes with the advantage that it is most likely better documented
in literature/sources. It is not allowed to analyse anything Spotify-related in your report.
You will be required to respond to a set of five questions in a 750 to 1,250-word report.
The five questions to respond to:
1. What algorithm is criticised? > Describe the service and what the algorithm does.
2. Why is it criticised? > Describe the (potential) bias and its consequences (for whom)
3. What is the cause of the problem? > How could it happen, what is the root (i.e., where in the process?)
4. How did the platform respond? > Describe the public response and countermeasures/fixes
5. How do you evaluate the response? > Consider the efficacy of the response

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Do violent lyrics affect the expectations and opinions we have of women?

The music industry is a mass medium that influences individuals and society as a whole. It is a profit-based business. What sells? Violence. Sex. Conflict. Controversy. Your media effects paper will focus on the music industry and violent lyrics–and their effect on us–while making sales and profits. -Throughout time, violent lyrics have degraded women, objectified them, promoted (domestic) abuse, and affected women’s own self-image. How do these lyrics translate to our everyday lives and relationships? Are women talked down to by men? Do women verbally attack other women? Is there a decline of values and respect in relationships because of the language that people hear in violent lyrics? As you analyze violent lyrics, how do they affect the way women are treated and viewed? Do violent lyrics affect the expectations and opinions we have of women? Which media effects theory goes with your thesis? Why does it apply here? How do violent lyrics affect the profit margins of music as a mass medium? Then present a thesis/argument in your first paragraph (what are you going to prove in your paper?). Write your paper, citing a minimum of four sources and research to prove your argument. Graphic language. Be selective in what you choose to use as examples of violent lyrics. First, respect copyright. You cannot use more than one-two sentences of someone’s lyrics. Second, you can block offensive words with symbols, such as “f*&k” and still get the intention of your argument across. Add a creative title that reflects your main ideas, reflection, or thesis. Finish strong with good critical analysis of your argument and what you learned. Conclusion should show your revelation and reflection from your research. SOURCES Minimum–cite 4 sources. Four sources must be cited within your paper. One source must be your textbook. One must be an academic source. Check the library research help (Links to an external site.) for databases, journals, articles or books. A great source is J-Stor (Links to an external site.) for journals or other data. Look also for academic sources (“edu” or psychology-based or research studies). Google Scholar (Links to an external site.) also offers academic sources. For the other two (or more) sources, you can use the articles and videos in the Week 5 Music Module, or find your own that are similar and can work well with your thesis. The film The Mean World Syndrome is a great source, for example. NOTE: Wikipedia is NOT a college-approved source. LENGTH 1,000-1,200 words (approx 4-5 pages) + works cited page. MLA format, please. (NOTE: The “Works Cited” page is not included in word count).

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Describe at least two cultural misunderstandings or barriers that could be a result of communicating through modern technology with people from different geographical regions or cultures.

With the rise of technological advances in communication, it is now easier than ever to interact with someone on the other side of the world in a matter of seconds. For organizations looking to expand worldwide, these advances can be a tremendous asset. However, they can also create cultural misunderstandings and barriers between organizations attempting to communicate with other organizations, clients, customers, or the general public. If these cultural barriers are not handled swiftly and appropriately, tensions can escalate and cause significant issues beyond the professional world that affect innocent lives. Prompt Write a short paper discussing cultural misunderstandings and barriers caused by technological advances. Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria: Cultural Misunderstandings and Barriers: Describe at least two cultural misunderstandings or barriers that could be a result of communicating through modern technology with people from different geographical regions or cultures. Negative Implications: Explain how the cultural misunderstandings or barriers you identified can negatively impact the relationship between the people and the organizations involved. Be sure to identify how advances in technology can either create or worsen these negative impacts. Future Solutions: Explain how these cultural misunderstandings or barriers could be overcome or prevented when using technology to communicate with international cultures in the future. Also, be sure to discuss why it is important to be aware of cultural misunderstandings or barriers when using technology to communicate with those from cultures or geographical regions different from your own.

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In a paper of 500+ words, include responses to the following questions.

The link for this paper is provided below. The remarks should be no. The world is still semi divided. Add information about George Floyd murder. Use the speech by Robert F Kennedy’s remarks about assassination on MLK”
Students will select a speech from the American Rhetoric top 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th Century that most interests them. In written response, students will interpret, critically analyze, and provide their reaction based on the significance of the speech today, in the 21st Century. Papers should include an introduction, body, and conclusion adhering to all APA stylistic guidelines.
Students will email their 20th Century American Political Speech Critique topic to the professor (sextonb@lindsey.edu) by Sunday, September 18th, and post their critical analysis by Sunday, October 2nd, to a forum created by the professor so that all students in the course can review their peers’ work.
In a paper of 500+ words, include responses to the following questions. Remember, this is a formal paper. Therefore, paragraph form is required.
What was the context (occasion) for the speech?
Who was the target audience?
Analyze the underlying meaning of the speech. What was the purpose?
Interpret the speech from a critical thinking and communication perspective.
Is the speech still relevant today? Why or why not?
Failure to submit the assignment on time will result in an initial 10 point penalty and an additional 10 points for each day late thereafter.
Follow this link to access the list of speeches: https://www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.htm

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1) reference in the body of your paper to the source and author;

Citing sources in reaction papers: Like all credible professional writing, sources are given credit by citing them in your paper. For these assignments, you do NOT need to use formal footnotes or any particular term paper style. The method for these assignments should contain:
1) Reference in the body of your paper to the source and author;
2) A complete reference to each source cited at the end of the paper.

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I will need a total of 6 slides, 1 cover slide, 1 cited slide, and 4 main slides.

I have attached the instruction and a couple of examples as well.
I will need a total of 6 slides, 1 cover slide, 1 cited slide, and 4 main slides.

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You can bring in your own ideas as well here.

writing a summary of the essay you read (one-page for one essay). As part of your report, you can identify the main arguments of the author, and any key concepts and theories explored. You can bring in your own ideas as well here. But, make sure you provide a good account of the essay/article. Hope this is helpful.

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Marshall mcluhan claims, “the spread of …(new media)… enhanced individuality, … detribalized society and create isolated ‘points of view.’” he further argued, “the medium is the message” in that “many significant and pervasive social influences derive more from the nature of the medium employed than from the particular messages sent through it (meyrowitz, 2009, pp. 521-522).”

In module one, you have acquired an overall understanding of new media, their characteristics, and a few perspectives considering the personal and social consequences of media-in-use. Overall, we get the sense that digital media are changing the nature of our social connections. Nancy Baym encourages us to think that if we want to understand how new media influence our social lives, we need to start by understanding the capacities of each new media.
This assignment requires you to complete two parts. For both parts, focus on ONE digital media you and your peers frequently use and then perform some analysis.
Part 1: (~300 words)
In Module 1, you have encountered several models and perspectives which assist you in assessing the media affordances, features, and user experiences. Please identify and illustrate five (5) prominent and unique affordances/characteristics/features of the medium of your choice. For each of the five specified affordances/characteristics/features, please elaborate on how they are designed to achieve what and how they (dis)encourage certain types of interaction.
Answering Resources: Baym’s New Forms of Personal Connection; Sundar’s Media Effect 2.0
Part 2 (800 words)
Marshall McLuhan claims, “the spread of …(new media)… enhanced individuality, … detribalized society and create isolated ‘points of view.’” He further argued, “The medium is the message” in that “many significant and pervasive social influences derive more from the nature of the medium employed than from the particular messages sent through it (Meyrowitz, 2009, pp. 521-522).”
Please respond to McLuhan’s claims by referring to the identified characteristics/features/affordances in Part 1. To help you jump-start your critical thinking, I encourage you to engage with the following questions first: what is your understanding and uptake of McLuhan’s perspective? What social changes derive from new media? What are the consequences of these social changes? Can you support your position using the readings and your experiences with new media?
Answering Resources: Meyrowitz’s Medium Theory; Fuchs’ web 2.0 and surveillance

For this assignment, you must develop an opinion, argument, or stance (i.e., your thesis) that relates to the assigned module reading materials. You must also make explicit connections to the reading materials in your essay writing.
Since this is a short writing assignment, a clear thesis and in-depth analysis will be more appreciated than the breadth of the coverage. Practice insightful thinking! Rambling on about your experiences will not be a good choice.
Cite at least three assigned readings in M1 and at least one external authoritative source (i.e., journal articles, news from reputable sources). Cite sources in appropriate APA format for both in-text and end-of-text citations.
Make sure your paper is a carefully edited and spell-checked copy in standard manuscript format –12-pt type, double-spaced lines, one-inch margins on all four sides.

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The essay should have at least two paragraphs, if not more.

Students will have the opportunity to five writing assignments spread through the semester, submitted to the relevant Exam Period module of the class Canvas site – one per exam period with the exception of the first exam period (where two are available). The highest scored four of them count toward your final point total. Each assignment is worth up to 25 points. Your lowest writing score is dropped, so you can submit all of the writing assignments periods, but again only four will count toward your final grade. If you earned perfect scores on your first four submitted, you do not need to submit an assignment during the last exam period. Each writing assignment has to be a minimum of 300 words, with factually correct information and solid spelling and grammar. The essay should have at least two paragraphs, if not more. Use direct quotes sparingly; most of the writings should be in your own words. Failure to submit the assignment by the deadline may mean that you will receive a “zero” for that assignment (this is not a problem as long as you submit the other four writing assignments). Please keep a copy of your writing before you submit it, to have as a backup, and double check that it was submitted properly and on time. Note that two of the assignments have Padlet components. All assignments are due by 5 pm.
Media Trade Journal News Item Summary 1, due 9/16 (Canvas Only)
Summarize and reflect on a recent media-related news item in one of the following outlets that is read by those who work in media. You do this by submitting a short essay summarizing and reacting to an item from one of these websites:
Variety: http://www.variety.com/ (链接到外部网站。)
Hollywood Reporter: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ (链接到外部网站。)
MediaPost: https://www.mediapost.com/ (链接到外部网站。)
Your reaction can be a reflection on the implications of the news story, or whether you believe it is a good or bad trend, and why. To maximize credit, offer a claim or argument beyond just summarizing the news item and include citation information: link, title, author, website/publication, date.