MediaJrnlAssnmnt - 1ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY SOCIOLOGY...

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1ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY SOCIOLOGY 452/452L FALL 2009 MEDIA JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT 1. Pick some environmental issue of interest to you. (Discussion in class the first two days about what are environmental issues) 2. Look for coverage of that issue in newspapers, news magazines, television news and/or documentaries, radio, etc. Coverage can be current or recently past. Find two articles/items which cover your topic or problem somewhat differently (focus, polarity). use electronic databases at library nexis (national, world, international) detroit newspapers new york times washington post 3. Write a four page paper that: a) describes the content of the coverage of your topic/problem in the two articles/items what does each article say is the nature of the problem why is it a problem what does each article say are the causes of the problem immediate underlying what does each article say are the solutions to the problem palliative fundamental b) analyzes the coverage, using concepts and ideas from class readings, lectures and
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course SOC 452 taught by Professor Harris during the Spring '09 term at Michigan State University.

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