Written Assignment – Compare and Contrast Two News Pieces

Coverage by of the news is not carried out by any monolithic
organization that gets to decide what is, and is not, the correct way to
report the news. Today perhaps more than ever, the editorial or opinion
piece of the news is more apparent and widespread than it had been in
the decades before cable news, 24-hour-news cycles, and the rise of the
Internet as a news source. This does not necessarily mean that the news
has become any less impartial, simply that news organizations are more
conscious of markets and demographics, the people they are trying to
attract, than ever before.

For your assignment this week, find two articles that address the
same issue produced by two different news sources (this cannot be the
same AP story published by different sources). In 1-2 pages, provide a
summary of what message each writer is trying to get across, and provide
a brief compare and contrast analysis of the two pieces. Explain which
piece you feel is more effective and why. Be sure to include links for
each article in your assignment.

Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document.