PART ONE: Discussion – Facebook, Privacy — Due Tuesday Aug 28 2017
(Onlly Needs to be 150 Words)
Conduct a news search online using the terms “privacy and Facebook.” Take a moment to read some of the available articles, and consider how concepts of private and public information are different now versus six years ago (before the social media explosion). Has the change been for the better? Why or why not? What should the modern, social media savvy individual share with everyone and what, if anything, should they try to keep private?
PART TWO: Written Assignment — Compare and Contrast Two News Statements
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.
PART THREE: WrittenAssignment –Essay Series: Evaluative Essay Final Draft
In last week’s written assignment, you composed a draft of the evaluative essay where you were to provide a criticism of a film, television show, album, work of art, or piece of literature and provide valid arguments for why you believe the work is, or is not, worth experiencing.
This week, use your instructor’s feedback on the draft, the Peer Review Services, Strategies for Revision or other Rasmussen resources to help you revise and polish the essay.