Media Paper

Watch a half hour of news programming on each of the following: Fox News (national, NOT local), CNN, and MSNBC (90 minutes total). In two pages, write an essay that addresses each of the following questions. How do the topics and/or content of the stories vary? How do the advertisements during commercials vary? What does this suggest about their target audiences?  If viewers regularly watch only one of these stations, what will they miss? What implications does this have for creating an informed electorate? Finally, spend a few paragraphs  evaluating the importance the media played on recent elections.

Note: If you do not have access to these news stations for live tv, please spend 30 minutes each on their respective websites watching stories and clips and reading articles.

Functional Requirements:

· The paper must be 2-3 pages in length.

· It must have a 12-point font and be double-spaced.

· It must be submitted to Canvas by the deadline.

Resource Requirements:

· You are required to include a works cited page that notes which programs you watched and the date and time.

· The works cited page does not count towards the page limit.

· Citations in the paper (parenthetical, end/footnotes) are not required for this assignment.