SC4730: Module 2
1 Refer to the Lab
2.1 handout to gain an understanding of various research resources that you can
use for this assessment. In light of the information provided in the handout,
perform the following tasks:
Select one of the
controversies related to environmental issues in the media and find two newspaper
articles (one must be a local/regional newspaper and the other a national newspaper
—The Wall Street
Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, USA Today,and
so on) and two news magazine articles (e.g., Newsweek, Time, and US News &
Based on the
articles you found, evaluate the positive and negative contributions of the
media coverage. Focus on the media’s ability to impart the information
necessary for the public to make properly informed decisions on environmental
How does each of
the examples you picked heighten or diffuse the controversy?
response in a MS Word document of the following specifications:
Font: Arial; Point
Include an APA
title page. Refer to the sample
APA title page
Cite all sources
used in APA format, including at least one in
-text citation from
each source and a Reference page.
Page length: 1
–2 pages, excluding
the APA title page and Reference page.
This assessment will
be evaluated using the Lab rubric in addition to the following parameters:
Did you select a
controversy and two newspaper articles as per the given requirements?
Did you evaluate
the positive and negative contributions of the media coverage?