Assignment 10 - Analysis Paper 2

Assignment 10 - Analysis Paper 2 - CRE101 College Critical...

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Unformatted text preview: CRE101 College Critical Reading Assignment 10 - Analysis Paper 2 This assignment is worth 50 points. Please make sure you have answered all questions prior to submitting. Once you click the submit button, you will not be able to return to this section. 1 of 1 Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 before you start your work on this assignment. Part 1. The objectives for this assignment are for you to demonstrate your application of the analytical skills you have been learning in Lessons Six through Ten, and for you to show your skills in a well written essay. Choose one date when you will watch a news broadcast on a television channel, and read the newspaper. You need to decide if you will watch a local news broadcast and then read a local newspaper (or local section), or if you will watch a national news broadcast and then read the national section of the newspaper. ( Note: Do not watch a news documentary or news-styles program like "60 Minutes." And, do not use a news magazine.) Part 2 Analyze each format (the news broadcast and the newspaper) by answering the following questions as a critical reader and thinker . ( These answers do not have to be turned in. However, they should be summarized in Part 3 .) 1. What does the story order in each format indicate about newsworthiness? 2. How much information is given in the stories in each format? (This refers to main points, major facts, minor details, etc.) 3. Evaluate what the "drama and visuals" add to the stories. 4. Evaluate the stories for "biased coverage." Is there objectivity or "spin"? 5. Evaluate the information that is revealed about the news sources. Part 3. Write an analytical paper of 5-7 paragraphs that summarizes your answers to the questions in Part 2 and answers the following questions: How would you compare and contrast the news coverage in these two media? How can a critical reader and thinker learn information about significant events in the world today from current news practices? What questions should we ask and answer while reading? How can we make sure we are doing this? There are a number of ways to organize your thoughts as you prepare your answers for comparison and contrast. This brainstorming chart can get you thinking about your topic. ( Optional: Do you have any questions for your instructor?) My Fox Phoenix Fox 10 1. What does the story order in each format indicate about newsworthiness? 2. How much information is given in the stories in each format? (This refers to main points, major facts, minor details, etc.) 3. Evaluate what the "drama and visuals" add to the stories. 4. Evaluate the stories for "biased coverage." Is there objectivity or "spin"? 5. Evaluate the information that is revealed about the news sources....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course CRE 101 taught by Professor Barbaragaston during the Spring '11 term at Rio Salado.

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