Research Proposal | MCOM 2376:
Throughout the Spring 2020 semester, I learned many media theories perspectives and ethics, but as the semester came to an end and the world was suffering by a pandemic I believed that it was important to recognize the impact the media may have an in the response to COVID-19 in the United States. I based my research proposal on a simple question, Did social media affect the delay of the response for the COVID-19 pandemic? Although this is a question that will not have a sure answer until years to come, I used the knowledge from this class to understand how this research could be done and what would be the best and most accurate ways to do it. I applied my knowledge of various genres, major theories, and guiding principles in the field, ethical issues and responsibilities in communication to propose this research.