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Intro to Mass Communication (JMC 116) is a course taught through the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Cal Poly Humboldt by instructor Jessie M. Cretser-Hartenstein. This course covers:

  • History of mass media
  • Survey of media outlets and different forms of media
  • The relationship between mass media and society
  • Corporate ownership, industries, and technologies
  • Media ethics
  • The ways in which media affect our lives
  • How to become more responsible media consumers and creators

Appropedia Assignment[edit | edit source]

The purpose of this assignment is to better understand "new media" technologies in mass communication processes and to explore the relationship between "new media" and society. In completing this service-learning assignment you will assist in fulfilling the mission of HSU ("Humboldt State University will be the campus of choice for individuals who seek above all else to improve the human condition and our environment… We will be renowned for social and environmental responsibility and action.") by employing your journalistic skills for the greater good and publishing your own work on an international forum. The platform we will be using for this assignment is appropedia.org, a locally founded non-profit organization with global reach.

You will:

  • Work with a group of 2-3 people
  • Choose a topic that interests your group. The topic must be original, as well as relevant and applicable to Appropedia’s mission. Your topic could be a specific project, a profile of a relevant organization, an overview of a city/region that excels in some area of sustainable development or green living, a profile of a city/region that has a specific issue relating to sustainability, etc. (see topics below for more information and examples)
  • Research this topic and compose a 700-1000 word wiki article
  • Create user profiles and post your article to www.appropedia.org (see instructions below)
  • Make your page appear palatable and appealing with proper headings, photos, layout, etc. Be sure to caption your images and only use those that you have permission to publish (see Help:Images for info on uploading images)
  • Reference all sources properly with links (see Help:Footnotes for help on special wiki citation format)

Topics[edit | edit source]

Here are suggested topic areas with some examples.

Selected Topics 2013[edit | edit source]

Please type your selected project and your username following the example format below:

*[[Example topic page name]]
**[[User:JessieMisha|Jessie M. Cretser-Hartenstein]]

Instructions[edit | edit source]

If you are a student in this course, please do the following to start your project:

  1. Create a User Account. Consider using a name that represents you in a professional manner.
  2. Create your userpage using these instructions at JMC116 post userpage assignment.
  3. After creating your userpage, type a unique name for your topic (see the examples above) into the search bar.
  4. Click go and then create this page.
  5. Copy and paste the following into your new page:
  6. Create the content for your page - include text of article, headings, images (remember that images must have the proper rights), etc. More help on coding is available at Help:Contents.
  7. Once your article and userpage are both finished, you will post your project under Selected Topics 2013 to complete the project. You must do this in order to receive a grade for the work you've done.
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Created March 21, 2012 by JessieMisha
Modified February 23, 2024 by Felipe Schenone

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