Please spend a couple of hours browsing through newsweeklies. Some suggest magazines (but not limited to):
The New Republic
New York Times
New York Review of Books
Mennonite Weekly Review
Pick an article and write a response, no more than a page long. Some issue you might want to address:
What do you notice generally?
Can you detect bias? If so, how?
How does the author construct his/her article (i.e.: inverted pyramid? Hooks? Etc).
How do the journalists reinforce or challenge the mission of their particular publication?
Please do not simply summarize the article and/or give your feelings on the topic! The purpose of these assignments is to look at articles critically and learn from professional journalists