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...

Framing an Argument

Dr Biljana Scott’s article on framing an argument introduces the linguistic and rhetoric aspects of persuasion. The way in which we frame an issue largely determines how that issue will be understood and acted upon. By dissecting Obama’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech...

Avoiding Information Malpractice

  Malpractice is defined as improper, illegal, or negligent activity. In the realm of research, here are some examples of information malpractice: Plagiarism It should go without saying that copying work that is not your own and/or using sources without attribution...

Avoiding Information Malpractice

Malpractice is defined as improper, illegal, or negligent activity. In the realm of research, here are some examples of information malpractice: Plagiarism It should go without saying that copying work that is not your own and/or using sources without attribution will...

Evaluating, Summarizing, Annotating and Citing

  Introduction You are part of a team of four partners that has been tasked by the Chicago Chamber of Commerce to give a presentation to a panel of business owners and community stakeholders about the economic impact of going green. What are the initial costs of...