Not all of the articles found in communication journals are research articles. Some articles review research that has been done previously without presenting the results of original research. Other articles may include scholars' opinions about trends in the field of Communication.
For your assignment, you must use articles that present the results of original research.
Not sure whether the article you found meets that requirement? The video below can help you determine whether an article is a research article. You may also read the Comm 121 & 122 Video #3 transcript.