mediated health messages

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During?the?past?few?weeks?of?class,?we?discussed?the?various?ways?in?which?media?messages?influence?health.?In
addition?to?discussing?the?theoretical?connections?between?health?beliefs,?attitudes,?and?behaviors,?we?have
discussed?different?theoretical?frameworks?that?are?used?to?explain?and?predict?the?influence?of?a?mediated?health
messages?on?health?perceptions?and?behaviors?(e.g.,?social?learning?theory,?cultivation,?etc.).?The?purpose?of?this
paper?is?to?analyze?a?mediated?health?message?in?terms?of?its?potential?impact?on?society.?You?are?free?to?choose
any?mediated?health?message?(e.g.,?online?news?article,?tweets,?video,?television?show,?magazine?article,?etc.,)
but
you?must?submit?a?copy?of?the?message?along?with?your?paper.?Using?two?of?the?theoretical?frameworks
discussed?in?class,?you?will?predict?the?effects?of?the?health?message?you?have?chosen?(e.g.,?identify?and?describe
the?health?beliefs,?attitudes,?and/or?behaviors?that?are?likely?to?be?impacted?by?the?message).?Finally,?you?will
offer?some?advice?for?policy?makers,?audiences,?and?media?sources?for?how?mediated?health?messages?can?be
improved.
You?should?spend?part?of?your?paper?analyzing?the?message?you?have?chosen.?The?idea?here?is?to?examine?the
important?parts?of?the?content?in?terms?of?the?potential?effects?you?will?be?suggesting.?Naturally,?then,?you?will
want?to?tell?me?about?all?of?the?elements?that?are?pertinent?to?your?analysis?and?why?they?are?important?for
predicting?potential?health?effects.?As?part?of?your?analysis,?you?should?note?audience?characteristics?that?may?be
relevant?to?your?argument.?That?is,?you?should?explicitly?identify?the?kinds?of?people?you?are?talking?about?in
your
analysis.?In?your?conclusions,?you?should?offer?some?suggestions?for?changing?media?content?or?educating
audiences?for?addressing?any?negative?outcomes?you?discuss.?If?you?find?positive?outcomes,?you?should?talk
about?how?future?media?messages?could?reinforce?those?outcomes.
Your?final?paper?should?include?the?following:
1)?Analysis?of?the?selected?mediated?health?message,?including?a?description?of?the?goal(s)?of?the?message
and?the?characteristics?of?the?target?audience?to?whom?it?is?targeted
2)?Application?of?one?theoretical?framework?to?the?mediated?health?message?and?predictions?about?the
effects?of?the?message?on?the?target?audience?based?on?the?theory
3)?Application?of?one?theoretical?framework?to?the?mediated?health?message?and?predictions?about?the
effects?of?the?message?on?the?target?audience?based?on?the?theory
4)?Suggestions?about?how?to?improve?the?media?message?based?on?the?predicted?effects?discussed?above