HUM 176 Week 7 Part 2 News Media Credibility

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HUM 176 Week 7 Part 2: News Media Credibility
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 through the link.

  • Complete the Learnscape Activities.

  • Complete the Toolwire® Learnscape Assessment Part A and Part B.

  • Write a 250-word response to the following question:

  • Do information media have social responsibility? If yes, in what ways? If no, why not?

Submit your assignment through the Assignment Files tab.

Option 2: Journalist E-mail

  • Imagine 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

  • How you struggled with whether your story was socially responsible

  • Assessing the credibility of the political Internet sites you visited for your research (consider Drudge Report, Daily Kos, Politico, Colbert Nation, The Hill, and so forth)

  • Your awareness of how political news reporting might influence public opinion and American values

Submit your assignment through the Assignment Files tab.
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