I use this in a more advanced broadcast class. It's a great assignment for knowing current events in broadcast media today!
This assignment will allow students to research issues and trends in broadcast media, write a summary analyzing the issue or trend, form an outline, and present the project to the class in a speech. Includes rubric for outline and speaking presentation, outline template, and links to where students can research. Students can research and create the outline in class or for a homework assignment. This assignment is great for practicing research, writing, and public speaking.
I teach basic issues in journalism first before handing out this assignment. Students study First Amendment issues including copyright, censorship, invasion of privacy as well as newsworthiness. Then, this assignment asks them to find a related article or trend in the media and study it.
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