Assignment One: Health and the mediaDue: 11:55pm ET Sunday Week 2
OverviewThe media plays an important role in providing information for the public. In terms of health, social media, documentaries, and other news sources can provide health education to those without access to health education and information, or supplement the education and information that people have access to. The purpose of this assignment is for us to examine a health focused documentary, identify the agenda of the fimmakers, evaluate the quality of the sources used in the film, and describe the positive and/or negative role that media can play in health education.Please see the attached sample assignment for additional guidance.InstructionsConstruct a 3-4 page paper that explores each of these three areas:Identifies a documentary focused on a major health issueSummarizes the agenda of the documentary, providing sociological relevanceEvaluates the quality and credibility of the sources used in the documentaryDescribes the role that popular media, and increased access to documentaries can play in educating the public about major health issues. Identify both strengths and challenges.Need documentary ideas? Here are a few:
Supersize Me, 2004Sicko, 2007The Meth Epidemic, 2006The Deadly Deception, 1993Sick Around the World, 2008Generation Rx, 2008The Business of Being Born, 2008Food, Inc, 2008
The paper should be typed, double-spaced, 1” margins, arial or times new roman 11 pt font, and saved as .doc. The paper should be in APA format (cover page, running header, major heading, subheadings, in-text citations, and reference list),
Late Policy:See the Syllabus for the late policy.
Originality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin. Both you and your instructor will receive the results.