Mass Communications PaperNovember 10, 2020
English 101 / Essay Assignment #2November 10, 2020
The purpose of this assignment is two-fold:
- To examine Marshall McLuhan’s use of the critical perspective
- To master the basics of adding images and video to a blog post
To complete this assignment:
- Carefully read and review the following:
- The McLuhan Playboy interview,
- The chapter from Understanding Media,
- The video presentations on McLuhan and the critical perspective. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- Select either the medium is the message or the global village, and determine if McLuhan used the critical perspective in his thinking. Specifically, does McLuhan:
- Question commonly held assumptions?
- Expand the bounds of debate?
- Aim for the betterment of society?
- Is McLuhan using the critical perspective? If so, explain how his thinking utilizes the above characteristics. If not, explain how his approach differs from the above.
- Your tasks:
- Write a brief essay of no less than 150 words and no more than 250 words
- Insert one video about Marshall McLuhan or his ideas
- Insert one image illustrating McLuhan or his ideas; you can earn extra points by creating a meme (Do not copy and paste someone else’s work.) and inserting that.
- Insert one web link to a page about McLuhan or his ideas (copy and paste the URL)
- Put your name at the top of the post, not in the title
Consider the assignment rubric below as you prepare your assignment.
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