Week 4 News Media
Choose one of the following options:
Option 1: Toolwire® Learnscape: Credibility and Impact
Access the Toolwire® Learnscape: Credibility and Impact: Exploring the Internet and Politics.
Complete the Learnscape Activities.
Complete the Toolwire® Learnscape Assessment Parts A and B.
Option 2: Journalist E-mail
You are a rookie news journalist, and you just completed your first major assignment covering a political campaign, including extensive research of websites to provide the political background of your story. Your best friend e-mails you and asks how it went.
Write a 350- to 700-word e-mail to your friend in which you detail the challenges you faced regarding the following:
- Your responsibility as a journalist to provide fair, honest, and balanced coverage.
- Your assessment of the credibility of political websites you visited for research, such as The Drudge Report, Daily Kos, or Colbert Nation.
Your awareness of how political news reporting influences public opinion.