Media and Communication, M.S. Professional Project Collection

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The Professional Project Collection is part of the College of Media and Entertainment, School of Journalism and Strategic Media community.

These projects are a culminating capstone option for candidates in the Media and Communication master’s program. Within the professional project track, candidates pursue a creative approach to journalism/media-related topics, producing an alternative format to an academic study, such as a documentary, series of journalistic articles, or a public relations campaign. The other option, a thesis, is currently stored in JEWLScholar's Theses and Dissertations Collection.

Professional projects are usually composed of a written introduction, the product (e.g. documentary, series of journalistic articles, public relations campaign book and materials), and a written conclusion.

Sponorsing Organization: College of Media and Entertainment, School of Journalism and Strategic Media, M.S. in Media and Communication program. To learn more, visit https://www.mtsu.edu/programs/media-communication-ms/

Resources: Submission instructions for students (forthcoming) and how to use your thesis/capstone once it's published.

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    A Wealth of Suppression
    ( 2022-05-12) Bryan Staples
    “A Wealth of Suppression” is a documentary that examines the role an individuals’ socioeconomic status plays in their participation in an election. In the fall of 2020, despite a global pandemic, one hundred and fifty-eight million Americans voted in our country’s presidential election (uselectionatlas.org). Even though there was a record turnout of American voters, there were still twenty-three percent of Americans age eighteen and older who didn’t participate in the election (census.gov). Is it possible that an individual’s socioeconomic status has influence on whether that individual decides to vote, not for one particular candidate or another, but did they actually cast a ballot in that election?