For the senior communication capstone course at Lasell College students are required to write a capstone paper on a topic that deals with the media. In addition to the paper, students must create a blog that coincides with their paper topic.
My topic originally started as the portrayal of women in advertising, but then shifted to how advertising reflects society versus affects it.
There is a lot of controversy surrounds advertising. A lot of people believe advertising controls what people what and how they act. However there is evidence to support the opposite. That evidence is what I am basing my paper off of.
This blog takes a look at TV shows/movies/pictures of the decades between now and 1900 and then compares it to advertisements of the time. My hope is that you see how the ads are reflecting the media and society.