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Weekly Media Review 08

Weekly Media Review 08 - You will be responsible for 5...

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Weekly Media Review During the semester, students are responsible for locating, reading, and critiquing 2 different articles, web sites, or news coverage of 5 different policy issues. You will be responsible for writing an assessment of the coverage. You need to include in the assessment the following information: (1) Describe the policy issue. (2) What was your reaction to the coverage? (3) What was the anticipated response to the coverage? (4) Was the coverage accurate, biased, or incomplete, etc.? (5) What was the message of the coverage? (6) Do you think that the coverage achieved its goal? (7) What would you change in the coverage if you were the producer or editor? (8) Provide a concluding summary sentence on the coverage. Each assessment is to be less than 2 typed pages and you cannot use the same source twice during the semester.
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Unformatted text preview: You will be responsible for 5 reviews at 20 points each. You are required to complete 3 reviews prior to the midterm exam and the remaining 2 prior to the final exam. I would prefer that you e-mail the reviews, but I will accept hard copies. Please be aware that I may select 1 or more of these for weekly class discussion. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/27/AR2007122701942.html http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/science/earth/25threefifty.html?ref=science http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33445376/ns/politics-health_care_reform/ http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/25/republicans-hold-firm-public-option-resistance/ http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-hate-crimes22-2009oct23,0,7802389.story http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/10/22/hate.crimes/index.html...
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