Find a current event related to a social issue of your choosing (no older than a few months) that was widely covered by the media. Access this link for additional help and click on Module 5 Assignment. http://csuglobal.libguides.com/c.php?g=231734&p=1539172 Choose two different news articles from two different media sources. Write an essay comparing and contrasting your two sources. Clearly identify the author, title of article, name of publication. Take notice of the type of article: local, national or international news story, editorial, or column, etc. Identify the main claim and supporting reasons or premises of your article. Analyze the logic of the article according to the critical analysis tools we have been studying throughout the course, including identifying fallacies and rhetorical devices. Try looking deeper into the news coverage to discern the significant information that is omitted, and if the evidence is viable. Discern the logic of the arguments in each specific news article. Be alert to discern if there are rival causes and if the evidence is deceptive. Consider what significant information is omitted or if other reasonable conclusions are possible.
A Comparative Analysis of News Articles Name: Institution of Affiliation: Date: A Comparative Analysis of News Articles The Orlando shootings have dominated the news in the recent past as the lethal massacre ever experienced in the US history (BBC News, 2016). Due to the recent shootings that happened in a night club in Orlando, the media has been awash with all variety of news while the political class has voiced their views on gun control laws. Recently, the Senate has been holding proceedings that have hit dead ends on whether strict rules should be applied to the acquisition of firearms. This is because it is suspected that the shooter, who happened to be a terrorist, used a semi-automatic weapon with specifications of the banned weapons in the USA. The New York Times headlines shouted, "NRA`s complicity in Terrorism." This article was written by Marina Muun in The Opinion Pages` Editorial Section of the New York Times. Over the same issue, Karoun Demirjian and Ed O`Keefe wrote an article on the Politics corner of The Washington Post with the headline, "Despite Trump`s calls for action, Senate gun debate headed down the familiar path." The Orlando shooting ...