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| October 3, 2018

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Media
Convergence and Credibility Worksheet

I.
Media Convergence
Review Ch. 1, pages 11–14, and Ch. 2, pages 58–61 of your text on media
convergence.
Respond to the following in a 100- to 200-word summary:
How do you experience media convergence
in your everyday life? Describe how you receive content, whether news or
entertainment, and how your experience relates to media convergence. How has
access to information on the Internet changed the way we interact with media?
What are the benefits and disadvantages of this development?

II.
Research and Credibility on the Internet
Select one research topic associated
with your major or a general interest area. Do not choose “obesity.”
Write your research topic here: ______________________________________
Perform a search on the topic using the
Bing and Google search engines.
List the first 5 search results from
each search engine in the following table.

Bing
search results

Google search results

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Write a 75- to 100-word analysis on both search engine results.
Refer to as Ch. 2, page 67, of your text for an example of an analysis under
the Media Literacy and the Critical Process section.

For your chosen topic, list three additional research databases or
websites and describe why they are credible in 2–3 sentences each. Determine
their credibility by examining the authors of the databases or sites and
what, if any, agendas are present.

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Write a 150– to 200-word reflection on your research experience describing
the benefits and disadvantages of access to information on the Internet. How
will your approach to research change after completing this assignment? Why
is a critical approach to Internet research important?

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