Communication and Media Studies Portfolio

  1. This portfolio supports the CMS objective, the ability to understand emerging communication and media technologies, and the complex causes and opportunities of that evolution. This portfolio exemplifies this objective because my work shown in the portfolio focused specifically in using various media technologies, specifically social media, to our advantage. My group and I understood the emerging opportunity to use social media to communicate with our audience.
  2. I chose this source to support this objective because I think it greatly shows how I utilized social media marketing technologies to most effectively reach our intended audience. I saw an opportunity to use social media to communicate.
  3. This artifact shows my successful completion of this objective because it provides specific examples of how I used emerging social media technologies to create opportunities to send messages.
  1. This paper exemplifies the CMS objective, Read/Write/Listen. I believe this research paper greatly supports this objective because the sole purpose of this paper was to show that I read research, was able to understand that research, and write about it in my own words.
  2. I chose this particular artifact because I felt that this was the most raw paper I have ever written. It touches on an important subject, and wanted to share it. Freshman year at Plymouth State, I was assigned to write a research paper on any topic. I chose Bipolar depression. Mental health is a subject that people are often times afraid to talk about, and I wanted to research why, and why there is such a stigma around it.
  3. This artifact shows my successful completion of this objective because it shows in my wiring. In my piece, I present a myriad of examples and facts. Citing my sources in my paper exemplifies my ability to read scholarly articles. Then explaining those sources and relating it back to my paper shows my ability to write. In my introduction paragraph, I used a quote from one of my good friends. This quote is real, and uncensored. Implementing this quote shows that I listened to my source, and listened because I genuinely cared. I listened and then used that content for my paper.
  1. This work supports the CMS objective the ability to apply communication and media theories to critically analyze real world issues and employ practical, innovative solutions. This work shows this objective because my group and I analyzed a real world brand, Gillette. We analyzed their ability to communicate well with consumers, and offered tips for a more effective integrated communication marketing campaign.
  2. I chose this particular piece because my group mates and I did a thorough job analyzing every aspect of our brand (Gillette), and offered helpful solutions to their communication problems.
  3. This artifact successfully exemplifies this CMS objective because written in the piece is not only our analysis of Gillette, their brand, and how well the brand matches with prospective consumers, but also some suggestions and solutions for solving those ineffective communication habits.

  1. This paper supports the CMS objective, the ability to apply communication and media theories to critically analyze real world issues and employ practical, innovative solutions. This paper touches on this CMS objective because I apply the theory of the online disinhibition effect to my life, as well as society as a whole.
  2. I chose to include this piece in my portfolio because it applies a common phenomenon to our lives.
  3. This paper successfully shows the CMS objective because I take time in my paper to apply the online disinhibition effect to society. I provide numerous examples to where this theory exists. To conclude, I offer solutions to why this effect is so commonly experienced by users.

Both my paper and presentation are provided.

  1. This paper exemplifies the CMS objective, the ability to apply communication and media theories to critically analyze real world issues and employ practical, innovative solutions. This work supports this objective, because in this piece, I apply a communication theory to a TV show, and discuss the various ways cultures receive messages.
  2. I chose this artifact because I find this particular theory to apply so easily to our lives. Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions help to explain the differences between values of cultures, and thus help us to know communication methods all across the board.
  3. This artifact successfully exemplifies this objective because in my paper, I apply a communication theory to a real world TV show. I apply the different dimensions to cultures that exist all across the world and how being aware of these differences can be helpful in a professional setting.
  1. This Research Proposal fulfills the CMS objective, Read/Write/Listen. My research partner and I, read existing research on our topic to help guide us. We wrote a proposal for how we were going to build off of existing work, and add to the research on Instagram’s implications on teens. Lastly, our work insists on us listening to our participants to gather data.
  2. I chose this research proposal because it easily shows my ability to read, write and listen.
  3. My research proposal, with help from my partner, successfully meets this CMS objective because I read previous research in order to get started on my own research, then I wrote about what our research hopes to achieve, and how we plan on conducing our research. Lastly, our proposal mentions our ability to listen to others in order to obtain data, as well as listen to existing researcher’s work in order to build off of what exists.