Sociology Written Assignment
Instructions Review the Evaluating Sources Lecture and Written Assignment 3 Student Rubric (both attached to this assignment) BEFORE you begin this assignment. MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE ALL PARTS OF THIS ASSIGNMENT – SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS AND YOUR HALF PAGE DESCRIBING WHICH SOURCE YOU THINK IS MORE CREDIBLE. Source A: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/internal-u-s-document-foresees-surge-of-coronavirus-deaths-this-month-ny-times-says-idUSKBN22G1T3 Source B: https://bipartisanreport.com/2020/04/21/trump-mcconnell-plotting-to-extort-states-into-reopening/ Read through the article at each link above. Complete the following for EACH article separately: 1. These two articles are talking about the same topic. Summarize in two sentences what each article discusses. 2. Which website published each article? 3. Find an About Us page for each website. Summarize what you found on each About Us page. 4. Does the site have advertising? Do you think the advertising affects the content on the website? 5. Which sources did the reporter use or contact when writing the article? 6. Did the reporter remain objective or did she/he try to persuade the reader in a certain direction? How can you tell? 7. What is the date of the article? 8. Go to https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/ and look up Reuters and Bipartisan Report. What does it say about each website in your own words? FINALLY, In one half, double-spaced page, discuss which source (Source A or Source B) you think is more credible. Explain why you think so. AGAIN, MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE ALL PARTS OF THIS ASSIGNMENT – SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS AND YOUR HALF PAGE DESCRIBING WHICH SOURCE YOU THINK IS MORE CREDIBLE.
Written Assignment 3 Rubric
Question Answers – 70 points
Make sure you answer each question for each source. The questions often have a different answer for Source A versus Source B.
Also, make sure you go to https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/ and look up Reuters and Bipartisan Report. What does it say for each? Paraphrase (rewrite in your own words) what you find about each source at the Media Bias Factcheck website.
In one half, double-spaced page, discuss which source you think is more credible. Explain why you think so. – 30 points
Clearly state which source you think is more credible. Draw from your answers to the questions and what you found at the Media Bias Factcheck website to support your answer. Give specific examples to show why you think one source is more credible than the other.