I’m trying to study for my Communications course and I need some help to understand this question.

Questions 1-4 should be answered minimum of 300 words max 600

1.

Fan Art: An Explosion of Creativity | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios (Links to an external site.) Answer the following questions. Min of 300 words

Are fan art and fan fiction just an extension of the original media that inspire them, or new and original media in and of themselves?

2.

Read this article: http://www.academia.edu/9244613/Journalism_Practice_2014_Contest_over_content_Longitudinal_Study_of_the_CNN_iReport_Effect_on_the_Journalistic_Field (Links to an external site.)

Then watch this clip from the Nov. 28, 2011 episode of The Colbert Report, about CNN’s layoff of editors and photojournalists in favor of the crowdsourcing iReport feature: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/qggo98/the-colbert-report-stephen-colbert-s-mereporters (Links to an external site.)

Discuss the points that the academic article and Colbert were trying to make regarding the social newsgathering concept, while addressing the following questions:

3.

Watch the TED Global 2009 Talk, “Cynthia Schneider: The Surprising Spread of Idol TV”: http://www.ted.com/talks/cynthia_schneider_the_surprising_spread_of_idol_tv?language=en (Links to an external site.). Answer the following questions:

How does American dominant culture influence this presentation itself?

4. Using this weeks readings, answer the following prompts in your initial posting. Readings: Required

What influence do they have on each other?

Support your argument with specific case studies and articles we have read in this course, or with sources found through your own media use.

Also, apply a media effects theory (or two) to support your position.