media discussion

Media Research – area of study Find two current research studies (2013-present) on one of the following topics: * Media & the Environment * Social Media * Media & Politics For example, here is a research study published in a scholarly journal: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Leigh_Raymond/publication/272524477_Framing_partisan_predispositions_and_public_opinion_on_climate_change/links/55228b540cf2a2d9e1456950.pdf Briefly discuss each study. Why were you interested in this area of study? Are the studies you found Effects Studies, Gratifications Studies, or other? What theories/concepts are discussed in the studies? If you were doing research in this area, what kind of research study would you conduct? Leave in-text citations. At the end of your response leave an APA style Reference List of your two websites. Review the APA Style guidelines under Course Home. • EFFECTS STUDIES: studying the ways mass media affect how audiences think and behave; studying the impact and effects of media on society http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_influence • GRATIFICATION STUDIES: uses & gratifications studies; understanding why people actively seek out specific media outlets and content to satisfy needs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uses_and_gratifications_theory (450 minimum word count) place your word count in parenthesis at the end of your response