Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Communication and the Media
News media reflect and influence a culture. Select a current global topic in the news. (e.g., climate change, the Israel and Hamas conflict in Gaza, the world economy, nuclear proliferation, etc.) Read the coverage of this topic in a major United States newspaper (e.g., The Washington Post, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, etc.) and in the newspaper of another country (Pravda, International Herald Tribune, Al-Jazeera, etc.) Identify the issue you chose and discuss how the two newspapers differ in their perception of the issue and how the coverage reflects the culture of the country in which the newspaper is published. NOTE: Online versions of most major U.S. newspapers, along with English versions of many foreign newspapers, are available free on the Web. For foreign newspapers, simply search using the name of the newspaper and the word “English.” Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ postings by Day 7. (You must create one initial post and at least two responses, for a minimum of three posts for this discussion.)