Research Project: Media History in New York City Due 5/5 in class and posted to

Research Project: Media History in New York City Due 5/5 in class and posted to LMS
Research Paper (20pts) 1250-1800 words (5 to 7 pages) Please print word count below name on first page. You will lose points for going over 1800 words!
The paper should be double spaced, printed on white paper and be fastened with a staple in the upper left-hand corner. If you do not have a stapler, use one at the library! Do NOT use a cover page or any additional binding material. Simply place your name, professor name, class in the top left hand corner, type your paper title–centered and bolded–then begin writing. Use APA or MLA style for all citations.
You will write a 5 to 7 page essay examining the history of a particular media form through the lens of New York City. This could mean the role of New York City in the history of media, the role of media in the history of New York City or some combination of both. There is a wide range of possible topics, but choose a time frame before the year 2000. You might explore the daily life of printmakers in colonial New York, the planning that went into telephone line construction, the first Chinese language newspapers, the work of an early film studio, or the building of an Internet hub. Avoid broad topics. For example, rather than covering the entire history of radio broadcasting in NYC, choose a single time period, the 1930s, a single radio station, WNYC, or a single program, the Jack Benny Show. Do not copy Wikipedia!
For your research you can use both primary sources (old newspapers, diaries, letters, government documents, etc.), and secondary sources (books and journal articles written about your topic). The best source for sources will be the NYU library. You must use at least 5 scholarly sources found through the NYU library. These sources will be part of your Annotated Bibliography (see below). You do not have to refer to all of these sources in your paper, but any information that is not common knowledge should have a reference using APA or MLA citation style.
Useful links: Guide to doing research on NYC history: guides.nyu.edu/nyc
How to identify scholarly articles: library.newpaltz.edu/assistance/scholar.html
Criteria for paper’s assessment:
● Research is supported with citations.
● Presents media history in lively fashion by connecting it to New York City.
● Topic has a strong and clear focus.
● Uses clear and concise language, lacks grammatical errors and is well organized.
NOTE: If you would like to write a paper on another topic or create an alternative project using digital media please turn in a one page proposal by 2/22
Research Project: Media History in New York City
Annotated Bibliography (10 pts) Due in class 5/5 with First Page of Articles/ Books
At least 5 scholarly sources must be found through the NYU library (more than five can bring grade from A to A+). These can be books, book chapters or articles. Encyclopedia articles and book reviews do not count.
After providing a full citation of each article and book found while researching your topic, summarize the main points and how it is relevant to your research topic. These summaries should be at least a paragraph. DO NOT SIMPLY COPY THE ABSTRACT!
Attach the title page of each article to the back of your annotated bibliography. Please do not attach a photograph–either print or photocopy the original page.
For more on annotated bibliographies and to see examples look here:
owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/common_writing_assignments/annotated_bibliographies/index.html

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