There are a great many online resources available to both
help develop communication skills and to disseminate
information about communication research. Your
assignment is to curate a collection of at least 8 high-
quality resources relevant to one of the following topical
areas drawn from this term’s lecture topics, both
collecting and organizing links to these resources and
insightfully outlining each resource’s particular
You may choose to work on any of the following topics, or a
sub-set of any one of them:
• Tobacco advertising and children
• Digital Divides
• Social media and political participatio
Each source link must be accompanied by a statement of no
more than 150 words outlining the connection between the
resource and your chosen topical area, its particular value as
a resource, and so on. We will stop reading after 150 words,
so DON'T GO OVER.
Your grade will be determined by a number of factors:
1 are your resources relevant to your chosen topic?
2 do your resources deal with communication research?
3 are your resources helpful, insightful, and reliable?
4 are your resources drawn from a range of sources?
5 do the statements you've written provide a clear, brief, and
accurate picture of the research-based content of the
6 do the statements you’ve written to accompany each
resource correctly and insightfully identify the relevance
of the resource to the topic area?
7 Does your list have a clear, coherent focus? Or are the
resources just a jumbled collection that makes little
sense as a whole?
8 Are your sources accessible to a broad audience? Or did
you link to difficult-to- use things like original research
articles published in academic journals?