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MACS 101: Mid-Term Paper

This guide is intended to help students enrolled in MACS 101 find resources and complete their midterm paper.

Media Examples

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines (fashion, tabloid, news, entertainment, health, etc.)
  • Advertisements (print, digital, outdoor)
  • Podcasts
  • Broadcast News
  • Film
  • Television
  • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, dating apps, etc.)

Finding Media

Below is a list of recommendations of resources you can use to find your piece of media. This list is not exhaustive and is intended to help you get started on your search.

Newspapers & Magazines


  • YouTube (search for television ads)
  • PressReader (Find print advertisements in newspaper and magazines displayed in their original format)


Broadcast News

  • 60 Minutes
  • CNN (videos of news coverage)
  • C-SPAN (find coverage of U.S. government, including the House and Senate)
  • You can also look at sites like NBC, CBS, and ABC and their local affiliates for news coverage.

Film & Television

  • IMDb TV (watch movies and TV series for free with ads)
  • Tubi (create a free account to watch movies and TV series for free with ads)
  • YouTube (YouTube offers a collection of full-length movies and shows that you can watch free with ads)
  • You can also use streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime if you have a subscription. 

Social Media

  • Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat require accounts to access content.