Every form of media shapes the style of communication. Take a single recent news story and find it in two different types of news media (internet blog, print newspaper, television news/video, radio—ONE of the two MUST be primarily print based). Identify the story and its sources (use APA format). Then briefly describe the differences in the way the story is reported:
What facts were different?
What opinions were different?
What emotions were different?
Then in three to five paragraphs evaluate those differences. Are any of them due to intrinsic biases built into the medium? Could you get the same effect from other media? What changes would be necessary? How do you evaluate each media as a way of conveying news? Which do you trust most? Why?
Please note that in this assignment the most important aspect is the difference between mediums and to try to discern how the medium changes what we perceive. This is not easy. Take your time and do your best.