MediaComparison

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J1111: Journalism and Society Media Comparison Assignment Due Tuesday, March 29 in hard copy and via SafeAssign Choose 1 of the following options: 1. Newspaper comparison For this assignment, you are to compare the Temple News and the Temple Times; or Philadelphia City Paper and Philadelphia Weekly ; or the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer . You will need to look at a printed issue of each paper from the same day (or week). Type responses to the following questions (maximum length – 3 pages): 1. What do you see as the most significant differences between the content, style and look of these two newspapers? Provide specific examples from the newspapers (properly citing the material you use). 2. Using the criteria we discussed in class, what seems to be the most significant determining factor(s) for newsworthiness in each paper? Use specific examples to make your case (properly citing the material you use). 3. Based on your observations of their editorial differences, how do you think their readers might differ as audiences? Explain your reasoning (i.e., what is your evidence?). Explain what you believe is the mission of these papers. Grading standards: You will be graded on thoroughness and thoughtfulness in answering all the questions above; effective use of evidence in backing up your answers; clarity of your arguments; quality of your writing style (including grammar, spelling, punctuation, use of complete sentences, etc.); and the quality of crafting your paper (including
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