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Your media analysis . Thomas Abraham JMSC 0042. Final paper- news analysis. 750 word analysis of how different news media are covering a particular story 30\% of your grade. Purpose of this assignment.

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your media analysis

Your media analysis

Thomas Abraham

JMSC 0042

final paper news analysis
Final paper- news analysis
  • 750 word analysis of how different news media are covering a particular story
  • 30% of your grade
purpose of this assignment
Purpose of this assignment
  • To make you aware of the different perspectives on the news that different media organisations have
  • To make you critically aware of your own choice of perspective
  • To create awareness of how the sources you use can colour a story
what do you need to do
What do you need to do?
  • Take a major news event ( ie US election, Chinese election, Obama’s visit to Burma)
  • Take three stories coming from two different news organisations -a western international news organisation, and a local news organisation and compare them.
what do you need to compare
What do you need to compare?
  • First explain what the event being reported is and then which two news stories you are comparing.
  • Write a line or two about the news organisations whose stories you are analysing
  • Are the news angles the same?
  • Are the sources the same?
  • Is the tone in both stories the same- or is there a slant?
  • Are both factual?
  • Any other thoughts?
  • Due December 15