Are all stakeholders represented? Are they represented accurately?
Use this Assignment Template to help you meet the criteria
One-two paragraphs that describe your topic, the two media outlets you chose (corporate and
independent), and that makes clear the argument you will make based on your analysis.
Example of argument: “While Media X emphasized the President’s use of tear gas to clear the
June 2 Black Lives Matter protest and his photo op holding a Bible, Media Y emphasized the
idea that the protesters were Antifa activists and blamed the violence on them.
common to both sources was an absence of voices of people of color and the framing of protesters as potentially criminal or lawless.”
Pro tip: Write the introduction but revise it after you complete the paper so that it captures what you argued in the paper.
Two to three paragraphs in your own words that synthesize and summarize the issue and
coverage you selected from your two sources. Be sure to explain how many articles you
Break down your analysis into themes based on your argument (see above example). Then
write your analysis using these criteria: 1) The headlines used;
2) The primary-source information
used in the coverage; 3) The races, genders or other identities of the various human sources. Are all stakeholders represented? Are they represented accurately? 4) The use of language that gives you a sense of the biases of the articles; 5) The framing and priming of the coverage based on Week 6
reading and discussion. Explain what kind of framing and priming the media sources did, and how it was different or similar. In other words, make the arguments in your analysis match up with your overall argument in the introductions, using your findings and the readings.
Explain why your findings matter in the context of media literacy and social justice.
Social justice examples include: a climate change issue (e.g. wildfires in California. OR BLM protests after George Floyd), for-profit prisons,
THE 2 I WANT TO ANALYZE ARE 1. DRIVING WHILE BLACK MALE. 2. THE RACIAL DEVIDE. the storm changed Puerto Rico — and America.
PLEASE TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE REGARING RACE WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG TO REACT TO STORM MARIA..FEMA? the storm changed Puerto Rico The worst disaster of the Trump administration.
INSTRUSTIONS ON HOW TO WRITE THE RESEARCH PAPER–
———-FOllow an issue or event that was covered in the news. ………………..
Analyse 2 (two) different media
organizations’ coverage–comparing a commercial news source with an independent source. See
media resources on Blackboard and syllabus for sample media outlets.
Purpose: This assignment asks you to use critical media literacy and writing skills that are important for the course and for any college grad. You will gain experience analyzing media coverage in depth to see how the same issue, event, or person can be treated by different media. It aligns with Course Learning Outcome #4.
in California), immigration (e.g. children in cages), poverty (e.g. disparities during
covid), racial justice (e.g. BLM protests after George Floyd), for-profit prisons, etc.
Tasks: Examine coverage of one issue or event using the above parameters for your choice of two different media outlets (For example ProPublica and The Federalist).
Read up on the event or issue first by reading a variety of news coverage on it.
Select at least two full-length stories (e.g. 1000-word stories or more) from each of your two media outlets (4 long stories). Or 4 shorter stories from each (8 total). YOU CAN PIC THE STORIES FROM THE SELETED MEDIA OUTLETS…ARE ABC MEDIA AND MEDIA GIANT FOX NEWS.
Next, synthesize / summarize your chosen articles in your own words.
Analyse the stories, looking at 5 points: 1) The headlines; 2) The primary-source information used; 3) The races, genders or other identities of the various human
sources; are they represented? Respectfully? 4) The use of language that gives you a
sense of the ideological leanings of the articles; 5) The framing and priming of the coverage based on week 6 reading and discussion. Remember: all sources have aperspective/bias. There is no absolute neutrality.
Write a paper about your findings, following the template and rubric below. Proofread. Grammar, spelling and writing are an important part of this assignment.
Use 12-pt. font, Times, New Roman. One-inch margins, DOUBLE SPACED.
Grading: Assignment is worth 15% of your final grade. You will be assessed on the tasks above as indicated in the rubric below.
Length: 4 pages double spaced. (1000 words) + references (APA or Chicago style).