Position Paper One – Media and Society
Write a two to three (2-3) page (700 to 1,200 words) paper in which you:
Introduce your position using a thesis statement in the first paragraph, including a quote, question, or statistic from your reliable sources and an overview of the main points you will cover. (It’s important to grab the audience’s interest and inform the audience of what the main and support points are.)
Provide two or three (2-3) major points to support your thesis statement. (Put each major point in a separate paragraph.)
Provide one (1) paragraph in which you identify and answer an expected argument against your view.
Organize arguments and support your claims effectively.
Demonstrate personal passion for your position and critical thinking with persuasive language, sound logic, valid claims, and credible support for the claims.
Provide two to three (2-3) credible and reliable references (in addition to the textbook) about current events, which have been published in the last five (5) years and are cited correctly in the position paper. (Wikipedia is not an acceptable source.)
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Apply critical thinking skills to the analysis of issues involving mass media and society.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in media and society.
Write clearly and concisely about media and society using proper writing mechanics.
Note: Depending on the student’s topic selection, the outcome measured might include one of the following:
Evaluate the appropriateness of various media forms for different audiences.
Analyze diverse issues surrounding the politics of news investigation, content, and delivery.
Evaluate the effects of political analysis by news media.