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Design features

1) Assignment #1 – 10% of final grade. Click on the Assignments Overview link folder near the top of your Moodle homepage in the horizontal list next to Course Guide, then on Assignment 1. This assignment changes significantly, as described below:

A) Find five, not ten, documents for this assignment. Use only highly visual documents such as flyers, junk mail, advertisements, public notices, magazine pages, websites, newsletters, assembly instructions, etc., not mostly-text documents such as essays or reports. Please limit each document size to one or two pages. Parts of documents are acceptable.

B) Here is what to do with them:
 Briefly describe all five of them (both their content and their design features) in a few short paragraphs. Use the information from Unit Two of the course material to guide your description.
 Mention all five on a reference list. You do not need to use a standard format. Instead, just list the documents, what they are, and where you found them. This list can be very informal.
 Mark up two of the documents. Point out design features, both strong and weak, of the page(s). To mark up the documents, use the editing functions of Word as described in the assignment (track changes, comments). An alternative is to scan the documents and submit them as .pdf documents. This format will allow you to mark up the documents by hand and show the original and revised documents easily. Some software allows you to add comments and markups to .pdf documents, which is another possibility. Also, you could save the document as an image and then use Microsoft Paint to mark up in colour and comment.
 Revise one of the documents that you did not mark up. Improve both the content and the design.
 Submit the following through Moodle or by email attachment:
 two marked-up documents
 one revised document
 the original version of the revised document
 the few paragraphs describing the five documents
 the reference list

ing/watching news every day
DV: How worried a person is about the future
RQ1: Is there a difference in news consumption habits by age?

Confounding variables

Literature review

IV: Number of hours watching television news, reading news stories online, reading other media, participating on social media, listening to the radio or podcasts.
DV: Create an index: Ask participants
From 1 being not worried at all to 10 being extremely worried, how worried are you about the future?
News-seekers and Avoiders: Exploring Patterns of Total News Consumption Across Media and the Relationship to Civic Participation
The Backbone Structure of Audience Networks: A New Approach to Comparing Online News Consumption Across Countries

Research method: Survey.

For your research: Key search words: News consumption, elaboration likelihood model, effects of news consumption