Category Archives: Communication and Journalism

Dido Elizabeth Belle’s true story told in Belle movie

In 2013, two award-winning films highlighted the black historical experience in America. Chiwetel Ejiofor played Solomon Northup, a free man from upstate New York who is sold into slavery, in the Oscar award winning 12 Years a Slave. In director …

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Research topic: Is Divergent seen as a feminist movie?

The big screen release on March 21, 2014, of the first book in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth tells the tale of teen heroine Tris, played by Shailene Woodley, making her way in a dystopian world. Both the book …

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Hollywood success of biblical movies as a research topic

Hollywood has long made biblical movies: Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956), Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur (1959), and many more. A little research shows that these films were able to achieve success financially in Hollywood, particularly during the 1940s …

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Muppets Most Wanted: Perfect film studies research topic

The Muppets have been around since the 1950s, and they became household icons in 1976, when The Muppet Show hit the air. Follow that with feature films, Webby-award winning YouTube videos, and a return to feature films with 2011′s The …

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Enter The Finals Countdown Blogging Contest for a chance to win $250!

The countdown to finals has begun! In order to help us count down the days until college finals we’re looking for college students to offer their best advice on homework help, research paper advice, tips and best practices for finals …

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How to self-edit your college term paper

Being your own editor is often difficult. You know what your paper is supposed to say, and you tend to skim over your own writing without a critical eye. You need to make a clear thesis, include pertinent supporting information, …

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Fan-funded Veronica Mars movie: Film studies research topic on inspiring other filmmakers to use Kickstarter

If you missed the news in March 2013 about the tremendously successful Veronica Mars movie funded through Kickstarter, which raised close to 300% of its initial funding goal of $2 million, you can catch it in the newsstands again. Entertainment …

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How to develop research paper topics for public relations and marketing concepts

If your major is marketing concepts or public relations then you’ll have plenty of possible research paper topics to choose from. Especially now that so much marketing happens online. Add to that the long history of advertising and the sky’s …

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Researching the 2014 Winter Olympics: A stunning opening ceremony and an American gold medal

Despite many safety concerns, the opening ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Olympics games in Sochi, Russia, went off flawlessly. This is Russia’s first time hosting the winter games. Descriptions of killing stray dogs and shoddy facilities are matched with the …

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Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” and “Anansi Boys” as media and literature research paper topics

Neil Gaiman is no stranger to the screen. His novel “Neverwhere” began its life as a BBC mini-series. His novels, “Mirror Mask,” “Stardust,” and “Coraline,” have all been adapted as movies. Gaiman wrote an adaptation of Beowulf for the big …

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