Week 4 Discussion: Media Habits OBJECTIVES: In this assignment, students will ev

Week 4 Discussion: Media Habits
OBJECTIVES:
In this assignment, students will evaluate their personal media habits and reflect how they may have changed as a result of digital distribution.
Students will evaluate how these changes have affected the entertainment media publishing and distribution industry.
Students will evaluate how these changes might affect distribution strategies and revenue models.
INSTRUCTIONS:
Initial Post (75%) – DUE WEDNESDAY
Project Specifications
Reflect on how your personal media consumption habits changed in recent years as a result of digital distribution. For example, do you read fewer “physical” books? Regarding newspapers and magazines, do you now mostly read online content or hard copies? Do you buy fewer CDs, preferring instead to purchase “albums” (or just tracks!) from an online store such as iTunes?
With that in mind, what do your media consumption habits say about “the big picture” of publishing and distribution within various branches of the entertainment industry? Look ahead and consider the future of media distribution. In a few years, do you think companies will be relying solely on digital distribution? Will corporations such as Barnes & Noble continue to have physical “brick and mortar” locations or will they exist only on the Web? Explain.
In today’s culture, physical media (newspapers, books, DVDs, etc.) are increasingly migrating to online formats. Think about how this might affect—or is already affecting—distribution strategies and revenue models within various branches of the entertainment industry.
Response Post (25%) – DUE SUNDAY
Choose at least one other student’s post and reply to it.  Offer an interesting comment or information source, along with appropriate citations.  Please keep the tone positive and professional.
DELIVERABLES:
Complete the reading assignment for the week and then answer the discussion questions given above. Provide an initial post in response to the specified questions, before Wednesday at 11:59pm.
Your initial post must be at least three paragraphs in length and cite at least one source (outside of course materials) that discusses events and/or situations with respect to the entertainment industry. 
Create a response post to another student’s initial post on this week’s Discussion Board,

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