Write a 3-5 page research paper on any form of critical article(s) from a news outlet. This paper must be in Times New Roman, 12-inch font, 1-inch margin, double-spaced. It is highly recommended that you bring forth knowledge about the ways in which world news has influenced your culture or the way you form opinions about "things". Please be sure to cite your sources. APA style is preferred but not required. You may include pictures within your article but they must be a moderate size, not a size that consumes half or the entire page. Please review your reading material (How to read a paragraph); the section on "How to read a newspaper" (p. 14-15) is crucial for your paper. You will be selecting from different sources and comparing sources within your research paper. The critical skills that I will look for when grading your paper include, but are not limited to:
•interpret events from the perspective of multiple views.
•find multiple sources of thought and information, not simply those of the mass media.
•identify the viewpoints embedded in news stories.
•mentally re-write (reconstruct) news stories through awareness of how stories are told from multiple perspectives.
•assess news stories for their clarity, accuracy, relevance, depth, breadth, and significance.
•identify contradictions and inconsistencies in the news (often in the same story).
•identify the agenda and interests served by a story.
•identify the facts covered and the facts ignored in a news story.
•identify the points of view systematically presented in a favorable light and those presented in an unfavorable light.
**Please be sure to review the grading rubric.