I’m trying to study for my English course and I need some help to understand this question.
In this assignment, you will compare news accounts of a current event of your choice using summary and analysis skills. Your assignment should be two to three pages in length and formatted according to APA guidelines.
Your assignment should be double spaced and include an APA formatted title page and APA formatted reference page.
Step 1: Select a current event topic.
Consider contemporary debatable news topics.
Step 2: Research and select two representations of the current event in the news media.
One representation should be from a credible source. The second should be from a source that has biased reporting.
**Please make sure the sources cover the same topic but show different representations or analysis of the topic. Otherwise, your compare and contrast analysis will not work.
Step 3: Summarize your selected articles.
For each article, provide a three-paragraph summary of the key points, main examples, and reasoning. The goal is to provide objective summaries that relay the information of the articles. Resist the urge to give in to your own biases! Remember to clearly label each summary and remember to include an APA citation for each reference.
Step 4: Write a compare and contrast analysis.
Provide a three to five paragraph compare and contrast analysis that evaluates the credibility, validity, timeliness, and biases of the articles.
The rubric of the assignment has been attached below.