Discussion Assignment

Write a personal analysis of the impact of the news media on your own life and your own perceptions of government and politics. Consider where you get most of your information and analyze these sources in terms of the amount of coverage.

Post your paper to the Discussion Thread with a short introduction.  Spend time reviewing other students’ papers. Comment on at least 2 students’ papers. Comment on possible sources of bias for each source of information.

Review the comments provided by your fellow students and answer the following questions:

  • Did you learn about and identify ideological bias within any of your current news media sources that you were previously unaware of?
  • Did the results of this discussion assignment change what news media sources you will utilize?
  • Do you feel that the news media has too much impact on your own life and your own perceptions of American culture, government and politics? How might this change after completing this assignment?