COM 400 Week 3 News Perspective Blog
View a television newscast and an online newscast of your choice.
Create a blog addressing the following:
- Does either newscast use a marketing perspective to attract audiences? If so, how? If not, why not?
- Are the sources used in the news stories appropriate or credible? Why or why not?
- Do any of the news stories in the broadcast appear to be biased? If so, how did you recognize the bias? If not, how did the story appear to avoid bias?
- Do any of the news stories include presentations of racial or gender stereotypes? If so, in what way?
- Do any of the news stories appear to be fabricated? Why or why not?
- Do any of the stories appear to be incomplete or require more context for viewers to fully understand the meaning?
- If the newscast is biased in some way, what are your suggestions for making it more fair and balanced?
- Do you think the World Wide Web and the Internet now affect political points of view to a greater extent than other media do? Provide a rationale for your position.
Make sure your blog is visual (uses images) and engaging. For help creating a blog visit YouTube or you can use the following free sites: blogger.com, wordpress.com, wix.com.