Media Framing

So, if we accept the premise that media are influential in setting the public agenda, we also must understand the various devices media use to report—or more specifically, frame—the news. Media framing analysis goes beyond identifying which issues (and aspects of...

Framing the News

BY PEW RESEARCH CENTER: JOURNALISM & MEDIA STAFF Overview A Study of the Project for Excellence in Journalism and Princeton Survey Research Associates What are the narrative techniques journalists use to frame the news? Do some stories contain discernible...

Are these REAL products?

You can find some interesting things on the Internet (and in Canada).  Use research and visual literacy skills to determine which products are real and which are fake.     Ketchup Doritos? Sounds weird to Americans, but quick searches at retail websites, such as...

A Usable Source Rubric with Caveats

  A skilled writer may defy any of these ethical considerations without his audience being able to spot it.  Below are listed additional caveats that may not necessarily mean that a source is inaccurate, irrelevant, or otherwise unusable, but which should definitely...

Comparison/Contrast of Two Sources

 Assignment designed with help from Professor Shana Cooper of Harold Washington College  Read and Think Research a controversial topic about which you are passionate and find two sources that present different messages about it.  For instance, you might look at how...

Online News and Facebook Feeds

A Facebook newsfeed can be a dangerous place to get your information. Note for instance the coverage of the FBI probe regarding  Hillary Clinton’s email use as Secretary of State.  In a single newsfeed I captured three articles, two of which say she will be indicted...
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