3500 words (60%). Media

Assignment 3 (Summative): Essay, 3500 words (60%)
The approach you take to this assessment should address some aspect of the debates and topics we have raised around the interaction of new media and society. The case studies you choose should represent your own original research and contribute directly to the debates raised on the module.Choose from one of the following questions:
1. ‘Online communities empower their participants as they constitute non-hierarchical, open spaces for communication’. Discuss in relation to at least one example.
2. ‘New media are challenging traditional models of economic power by breaking down market barriers and encouraging sharing economy’. Discuss in relation to at least one example.
3. ‘Citizen journalism is the future of a more democratic and transparent type of journalism’. Discuss in relation to at least one example.
4. ‘New media are now a necessary precondition for political activism around the world’. Discuss in relation to at least one example.
(one example to support your argument.)
Structure:
Introduction: what is the question about; what is your answer to the question.
2nd paragraph: what is the relevant debate; define relevant concepts.
Main body: your justification of your answer; 3–4 point developed in different paragraphs, supported by literature and examples.
Think: is there an alternative answer? defend your answer against this alternative.