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MCST 2010: Media Industries


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Research/Creative Project: Branded Media

For this assignment you will compose a 6-8 page analysis of the branding strategies for a media product or source.

Specifically, you will look at the ways in which this entity constructs and maintains a coherent sense of brand identity, making sure to include the way it leverages online resources (i.e. a companion website, facebook, instagram, twitter, etc.) as part of this branding strategy.

You will also create your own additional branding strategy for the media product you are discussing.


  1. Choose your media
  2. Define Target audience
    1. Visit MarketResearch
    2. Search for your demographic, such as Generation Z: Demographic Patters and Spending Trends
    3. Explore Databases such as SRDS, or MRI+ for Demographic Information
  3. Offer a critical assessment of who this outlet serves, who it leaves out, and what the social consequences might be. Your analysis should be supported by additional research within the popular press and trade journals.Try to find out what industry journalists & professionals have had to say about your media product/outlet’s branding strategies, and incorporate this into your own analysis.You should also make reference to at least two of the readings on media branding (Turow, Jenkins, Henderson and Kessler) to support your claims.
    1. Visit the Library tab through JWULink and explore the Articles tab
    2. Click Trade Publications on the left hand side to limit to Trade, click Full Text to read online.
    3. Explore Richard K Miller on Entertainment/Media for more industry research on Entertainment/Media.

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