explain how your example is connect to the concept, and finally explain why you feel the concept is important.

After reading Week 7 Learning Resources, provide an example of one concept that you learned in the readings. You may choose any concept or theory that you wish, but you must cite the source, explain how your example is connect to the concept, and finally explain why you feel the concept is important. Your answer should be in the form of a short answer, complete with an opening paragraph, thesis statement, source citation, and conclusion.

The New Oxford Companion to Law: Freedom of Expression

Read this short discussion of freedom of expression (or speech) to learn about the origins and importance of the concept.

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21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook: Chapter 56: Media Uses and Gratifications

Read this to learn the how and the why of media use.

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21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook: Chapter 94: Media Economics and Ownership

Read this to find out about the field of media economics and issues involved in media ownership, including the issues of regulation, consolidation, capital and financing, and new technologies.

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21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook: Chapter 95: Media Policy and Regulation

This reading presents information about media regulation policies, regulatory oversight bodies and policies, and marketplace and government forces on media policy.

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21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook: Chapter 97: Media Convergence

Read this to learn about the concept of media convergence.

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Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice: Media Reform Movement

This short article talks about the media reform movement in the United States and how it has attempted to counter the concentration of ownership of mass media outlets.

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Encyclopedia of Political Communication: Press Freedom

This short article discusses freedom of the press, what it is, and why it is important.

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