media analysis 2 journalism read instructions carefully
Write a 1,000-2,000 word Op-Ed article to The New York Times based on a topic related to the changing field of journalism. See the NYT links below and follow the guidelines from the newspaper: focus on one topic, use your own voice, be conversational, and be original (you canâ€™t plagiarize yourself or someone else). You should take a position related to your topic, not simply summarize the topic. Conduct further research the topic, state a clear position, and support your argument.
- NO WIKIPEDIA or other encyclopedic references!!! Be sure to clearly and specifically cite the source of this outside information. Include web links to online articles.
- DO NOT simply copy and paste â€“ use your own words to summarize the information. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
New York Times Links:
How to Submit an Op-Ed Article:
Op-Ed and You:
- How is social media changing journalism?
Here are some resources to get you started. Feel free to find other sources.
Twittering the USAirways Plane Crash
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADING:
- Include a descriptive headline for your article (10 pts)
- Include a photo or graphic with your article that enhances the topic, and clearly cite the source of this image. (10 pts)
- You have clearly identified your topic through effective opening paragraphs (10 pts)
- You have gone beyond summarizing the topic and provided your opinion with a clear argument (30 pts)
- You have referenced at least two sources and embedded links to the resources (15 pts)
- You have included an example from current news coverage (not entertainment news) (15 pts)
- You have written your opinion article using first person (I, me). Your writing looks friendly and inviting, paragraphs are short and contain only one idea, and article is proofread for errors. The article is interesting and lively. (10 pts)
Possible Total: 100 points