Find a news story (political scandal) or movement (#metoo, #blacklivesmatter, etc) and explore the various ways the media has presented the story/movement

Find a news story (political scandal) or movement (#metoo, #blacklivesmatter, etc) and explore the various ways the media has presented the story/movement

Instructions:

Write a paper that is a minimum of three full pages (not including title page or references), a maximum of five pages, that adheres to the APA standards. You MUST use at least two resources from the readings listed on the syllabus. Use library resources, web-based materials, and media coverage on the following topic:

Find a news story (political scandal) or movement (#metoo, #blacklivesmatter, etc) and explore the various ways the media has presented the story/movement

Find a news story (political scandal) or movement (#metoo, #blacklivesmatter, etc) and explore the various ways the media has presented the story/movement. Find sources that reported from different angles and presented opposing views. Write about why they would be coming from different perspectives – what is the background on the sources? How reliable are the sources? How do you know their reliability? What impact did the stories you found have on people’s perception of the story/movement? Be sure to have a section in the paper that discusses bias in the media and identify if bias had an impact on the story/movement you chose.

Assessment Rubrics:  

Quality and substance of the argument
 ScaleTotal points
Content543210
I. Introduction Clear thesis statement clear introduction of the topic introduction thought-provoking       
Scale2520151050Total
II. Arguments Evidence-based research clear arguments backed up with data/evidence organized information to develop a central idea, using well-linked and well-developed paragraphs examples and details support the main theme       
Scale543210Total
III. Conclusion Clear summary2)    Main arguments restatedConsistency is shown throughout the facts       
Organization, clarity, and effectiveness of writing skills
 ScaleTotal points
Content1086420
I: Effective organization of ideas Article fully cited, current, relevant proper citation format APACitation from peer-reviewed journals reference sweet meaningful Title       
Scale543210Total
II. Proper format and neatness Font size page NumberSpacingSpacing       
Scale1086420Total
III. Writing style GrammarSpellingPunctuation       

9.0  Grade Point and Letter Grades: 

DESCRIPTORGRADE
Exceptional: Normally achieved by a small minority of students who have consistently exceeded performance expectations in all evaluation criteria.90 -100%  A+ (4.33)
Outstanding: Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the subject matter and achievement of learning outcomes at the highest levels of performance in all evaluation criteria85-89% A (4.00)
Excellent: Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of subject matter and achievement of learning outcomes at high levels of performance in almost all of the evaluation criteria.80-84 A- (3.67)
Very good: Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the subject matter and achievement of learning outcomes at well above average levels of performance in most of the course evaluation criteria.76-79% B+ (3.33)
Good: Demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of the subject matter and achievement of learning outcomes at average to above-average performance levels in most of the course evaluation criteria72 -75% B (3.00) 68-71% B- (2.67)
Satisfactory:  Demonstrates sufficient knowledge and understanding of the subject matter and achievement of learning outcomes at average levels of performance in most of the course evaluation criteria. 64-67% C+ (2.33) 60-63 % C (2.00)
Pass: Demonstrates acceptable knowledge and understanding of the subject matter and achievement of learning outcomes at a low to the average level of performance in many of the course evaluation criteria.55-59 % C- (1.67)
Marginal Pass: Barely acceptable knowledge and understanding of the subject matter with considerable areas of weakness in many of the course evaluation criteria.50-54%  D (1.00)
Fail: Unacceptable performance in most or all of the course evaluation criteria0-49% F (0)