The assignment’s objective is to examine how three specific, different news media sources of any type (as long as they are “reputable” and recognized as such) cover and address a specific issue or event that falls within the parameters of the course-wide topic. You want to look at how partisan mindsets impact news coverage by looking at a "liberal" media outlet, a "conservative" media outlet, and a non-partisan media outlet. For this, it will be important that you are able to back up your claims regarding the slants of those new sources. My focus regarding this chosen topic is Covid-19 and focusing on schools/closing Introduction: The paper should open with an introduction of the topic being addressed, as well as identify the three specific media sources under examination. This should be around 3/4 of a page long. Organizing Body Paragraphs: The easiest approach is to focus on and discuss as objectively as possible each media source individually/one at a time. Think about writing a minimum of one page per news source - so that you can meet the minimum page requirements. You will need to introduce the title of the article/news media source and the date it was published at the beginning of the body paragraph. For example, if I'm using CNN, Fox News, and NPR as my 3 news media outlets, I will then organize my paper by writing a body paragraph on CNN, a body paragraph on Fox News, and a body paragraph on NPR. Evidence: Within the paragraph on the news source, you will summarize what was said and also provide quotes from the news source. Like you have practiced all semester, you will be asked to integrate textual evidence from each source by engaging with a minimum of 2 quotes per news source. By using direct quotes, you can show me as your reader what was reported on the topic. These quotes can not be longer than 4 sentences, and must include proper MLA in-text citations. Analysis: At the end of each body paragraph, you will provide a commentary on any perceived slants or biases that may exist in the manner in which each media source reports or discusses the topic, engages with sensational or subjective headlines, and/or uses images that might impact/persuade the reader/viewer. Make sure you explain why you view the reporting slanted or biased. If you believe there is nothing slanted or biased, you also need to explain why you have that stance. Conclusion: After examining and commenting on how each source delivers its/their message, and what type of bias exists (if one does at all), then the paper should end with a conclusion-based-commentary where you get to tell me your personal perspective/opinion on the paper’s topic/issue of discussion. Where do you stand on the issue? This should be a minimum of a half page, no more than 1 page long. Page Requirement: This project must be a minimum of 5-7 pages, plus a Works Cited. Your Works Cited will include URL links or directions of how to access each source under examination. If radio or television sources are used that cannot be accessed any other way, then notes about the program’s date, network, quotes you gathered, etc., should be attached. Introduction: The paper should open with an introduction of the topic/event being addressed, as well as identify the three specific news media sources under examination. This should be around 3/4 of a page long. News Media Sources: You will need to include 3 of your news media sources in this first draft. I will be looking for a minimum of 1 page per source so I can tell you are on the right path for your analysis. In these sections you will need to include: The title of the article/news media source, the date it was published at the beginning of the body paragraph, as wells as telling me the journalists who published it. Remember, to discuss as objectively as possible each news media source's reporting of the topic. Within each section, use a minimum of 2 quotes from the source, plus engage with in-text citations.