It has long been argued, particularly by conservatives, that there is a liberal bias in the mass media. On the other hand, progressives and liberals counter that conservative media has its own bias and that conservative media spends most of its time trying to invoke fear and division in the general public. With these two points of view in mind, please respond to the following question.
Assignment: (1) How is the media, biased, more towards progressive-liberal values, conservative values or in both directions depending on the specific media outlets you may access? Explain your response. (2) Find two or more examples of media bias (video clip, article, images) and attach to your Dropbox submission. Explain in detail how these example/s represent media bias and the impact that it has on public opinion. As part of your research and examination of media bias include recent polling data results showing the public’s confidence in the objectivity or fairness of the media. Provide an Internet citation for each polling source discussed.
Writing Guidelines: 4-5 double-spaced pages of text. Write in complete sentences and paragraphs. Bullet points or lists will not be accepted. Be original – All papers submitted in this class are reviewed via Turnitin.com, a proprietary software database that identifies unoriginal material in papers. Please review the syllabus statement regarding the penalty for plagiarism. Your instructor will provide you with additional information. Refer to the Writing Center in the Tutoring Services Page for additional writing assistance. Once you have completed the writing assignment, please attach and submit your assignment here.
File Submissions: Please submit your assignment as a .docx file. This activity may use a different grading rubric than what was used in past activities. Be sure to check the grading rubric before starting. Due Date Sep 17, 2021 11:59 PM Hide Rubrics Rubric Name: Writing Assignment Rubric This table lists criteria and criteria group names in the first column. The first row lists level names and includes scores if the rubric uses a numeric scoring method. You can give feedback on each criterion by tabbing to the add feedback buttons in the table.
Criteria Exemplary (A) 20 points Acccomplished (B) 17 points Developing (C) 15 points Beginning (D) 13 points Not Submitted/Not Qualified 11 points Criterion Score Critical Thinking Demonstrates mastery of skill in the objective and critical understanding of the topic Demonstrates above average skill or understanding of the objective and a good understanding of the topic Demonstrates moderate skill or understanding of the objective and an average level of thought about the topic Demonstrates only partial skill or understanding of the objective, or demonstrates a lack of thought or consideration of the issue Standards are not met Score of Critical Thinking,/ 20Criterion score has been overridden Content Clear central idea that relates to the topic and is sharply observed
Clear central idea that relates to the topic; mature thought and logic Central idea relates to the topic; average thought & logic Writer’s purpose is minimally perceivable to reader; little thought and logic Standards are not met Score of Content,/ 20Criterion score has been overridden Organization Clear sense of order and completeness Consistent sense of order with rare gaps or repetition Gaps or repetition somewhat detract from sense of order Writer’s organizational plan is minimally perceivable to reader Standards are not met Score of Organization,/ 20Criterion score has been overridden Development Well-developed with many specific details; points are logically developed and minimum length requirements are met Good use of details and evidence.
Minimum length requirements are met Some details and evidence. Met only the minumum length requirements Sparse details and evidence. Minimum length requirements are not met Standards are not met Score of Development,/ 20Criterion score has been overridden Use of Language Vivid vocabulary; effective transitions; sophisticated sentences; no major errors and few minor errors. All citations are present and in the correct format. Accurate word choice; very few major and minor errors. The citation format and/or use of the primary source is sporadic. Average word choice; few major errors; several minor errors. Source citations are sporadic.
Weak word choice; several major errors; multiple minor errors. Source citations are sporadic. Standards are not met Score of Use of Language,/ 20Criterion score has been overridden Rubric Total Score Total Score of Writing Assignment Rubric,/ 100Criterion score has been overridden Overall Score Overall Score A 90 points minimum B 80 points minimum C 70 points minimum D 60 points minimum F 0 points minimum Submit Assignment Files to submit (0) file(s) to submit After uploading, you must click Submit to complete the submission.