1) Select a news story
Select a current headline news story and read the coverage of the same story
from THREE different news sources.
1) From the link below select one news source from the LEFT, the RIGHT, and
the CENTER. You can choose whether you want to select from the
left/right source columns or the left/right-leaning source columns.
Answer all of the following prompts.
1) Summarize the news story you selected in your own words. Your
summary should neutrally convey the facts of the story. What happened?
2) Compare how the same story was covered across the three different
news sources you selected. How did the sources differ in their coverage
of the same story? How were they the same? Did an outlet seem
more/less biased to you compared to the other outlets? Why?
• Really push yourself to provide some critical analysis here.
3) Based on the NY Times article you read this week, “Biased News Media or
Biased Readers? An Experiment on Trust,” how important do you think it
is for individuals to seek out varied news sources, including sources that
differ from personal bias? Provide details to explain your answer.
4) From this week’s lecture on the media, describe the market model and
the propaganda model approach to explaining the role of the media.
Please describe the models in your own words.
5) Based on your experience and your comparison of news sources for this
assignment, which model (market or propaganda) would you argue best
describes the way the mainstream news media behaves within the U.S.
the political system today? Why? Provide examples to support your
• All 5 prompts above must be answered.
• Your paper should have an original title.
• Include your name, professor’s name, class title, and due date in the upper left- hand corner of the first page.
• You may use “I” in your response.
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