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Coverage by of the news is not carried out by any monolithic  organization that gets to decide what is, and is not, the correct way to  report the news. Today perhaps more than ever, the editorial or opinion  piece of the news is more apparent and widespread than it had been in  the decades before cable news, 24-hour-news cycles, and the rise of the  Internet as a news source. This does not necessarily mean that the news  has become any less impartial, simply that news organizations are more  conscious of markets and demographics, the people they are trying to  attract, than ever before.

For your assignment this week, find two articles that address the  same issue produced by two different news sources (this cannot be the  same AP story published by different sources). In 1-2 pages, provide a  summary of what message each writer is trying to get across, and provide  a brief compare and contrast analysis of the two pieces. Explain which  piece you feel is more effective and why. Be sure to include links for  each article in your assignment.

Submit your completed assignment by following the directions linked below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.

Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document. (Mac users, please  remember to append the “.docx” extension to the filename.) The name of  the file should be your first initial and last name, followed by an  underscore and the name of the assignment, and an underscore and the  date.