MDIA5003 Assessment1 Bibliography
MDIA5003 Assessment Guidelines
Assessment 1: Bibliography
Due date: 1 April (Sunday), 11:59pm
Word count: 700-800 words
There are two ways to choose a topic for this assessment:
Research essay topic:
Assess the impact of online and mobile media on popular cultural production, such as in the field of screen content (film, TV, online video), public relations, advertising, or journalism.MDIA5003 Assessment1 Bibliography
Your answer should analyse a case study drawn from local or international media as well as referencing academic resources such as scholarly books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles. You should focus on the period 2011-2016. MDIA5003 Assessment1 Bibliography
To find journal articles:
Search in the following Journals:
New Media & Society
International Journal of Communication
International Journal of Cultural Studies
Media, Culture & Society
Journal of Computer‐Mediated Communication
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Journal of Communication
Public Opinion Quarterly
Public Relations Review
Journal of Advertising
Journal of Advertising Research
Media International Australia
European Journal of Communication
Chinese Journal of Communication
To write your bibliography:
Create a heading for your bibliography that outlines the focus of the topic you have chosen. Summarise the 3 articles you have chosen, in approximately 200-250 words. You should summarise the main arguments in the article, and explain why the article is interesting or important for your topic. MDIA5003 Assessment1 Bibliography
More information on how to write annotated bibliographies can be found on the UNSW Library website.
Your bibliography will be marked using the following criteria:
1) Appropriate choice of articles and book chapters.
Questions to ask your self: Are the articles and/or chapters peer-reviewed/published by a scholarly press? Do they fit the topic as I have defined it?
It is expected that 2 of the selected articles will come from the list of journals above. Less than two will result in a major penalty on your mark.
2) Critical analysis and synthesis.
Questions to ask yourself: Would someone who has never read this article before be able to understand the main arguments by reading my summary? Am I going further than summarising, and explaining why the arguments in this article are useful and important for my understanding of my chosen topic?
3) Written expression and referencing.
Questions to ask yourself: Have I checked for grammatical errors? Have I checked for typos and other spelling errors? Are my sentences clear and easy to follow? Have I included full bibliographic information for each article I include in my bibliography? MDIA5003 Assessment1 Bibliography
Notes on common problems that past students have had
1) You will notice that you have the option to either make you annotated bibliography around an essay question, or a lecture topic. The first choice may prepare you for the essay more than the second choice. There are smart ways of linking the second choice with the essay though. We will discuss this in class.
2) People often do less well than they expected because they have chosen random journals from searches, that is why you must choose at least 2 from the list I have provided, however, I recommend that you choose all three from that list. Apart from that, consider how these selected articles are connected.