Communications/Arts Research Paper Topic Ideas

  • Arts ResearchShould strong language on CDs be restricted (with appropriate labeling)?
  • Should newspaper reporters be allowed to protect their sources?
  • Should professional athletes and entertainers have a cap on their salaries?
  • Should there be a ban on beauty contests?
  • Have reality shows taken t.v. to a new low?
  • What are the benefits of reality t.v.?
  • Would liberal talk radio survive?
  • Who are the most biased right and left wing media figures? Should they be allowed to voice their opinions if they aren’t on an editorial-type show?
  • Should advertising be limited on television and radio, especially advertising aimed at children?
  • Are there media monopolies today?
  • How important is ethnic diversity in communications?
  • Are war correspondents really beneficial or do they endanger our troops?
  • Should journalism ethics be legally enforceable (like law and medical ethics)?
  • How should good journalism be evaluated?
  • What are the signs of a first-rate opinion columnist?
  • Should libel laws be relaxed so public figures can sue more easily?
  • Are foreign languages really necessary any more, since English is the universal language in the developed international communities?
  • Are students really taught the value in original work with plagiarism growing more and more widespread?
  • Would the media survive sans the “If it bleeds, it leads,” mentality?
  • Has NBC’s “Friends” really shaped the way a generation communicates?
  • Should televisions shows like “Will & Grace,” which focus on homosexuality, be restricted to after primetime hours?
  • Is it fair that singers, actors and other public figures are penalized for voicing their political views (i.e. Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, Tim Robbins, Harrison Ford, and Mel Gibson)?
  • Defining the new interview: How Bill O’Reilly has blown away his competition