find article thats “interesting” or offer a controversial or discussable issue

ARTICLES:
Instructions FOR A FEW EXTRA POINTS

This
is an ACADEMIC course so all articles must be from a national or
international news source, like Al Jazeera, CNN, MSNBC, New York
Times, BBC, Reuters, Associated Press (AP), PBS, etc. Many major
media sources have a “Religion” section, this is fine.

These
do not have to be within a certain time period, other than being
relevant to the world today. They can be “good” or “bad”
news. They should be “interesting” or offer a controversial
or discussable issue. And look out for covert or hidden issues that
can reveal themselves once analyzed. Gender is often never mentioned
in things that are gendered, either in power relations or differences
in experience.

You
need to read these articles carefully AND understand all sides of the
issue. You will put down the URL (and double check it for
availability) at the top of the page. Then you will note AT LEAST the
2 opposing sides of the event/controversy. Just a couple of sentences
for each. If your article seems unbalanced or biased, that should be
noted as another point as wlel.

YOU
will turn in a typed Word doc with the article’s title and then URL
after it, as an attachment to an email that is in response to my
email to you.

DO
NOT USE!

Any
source that is from a particular religious site/paper/church/etc.
This includes any online source that is ONLY about religion, even if
it claims to be unbiased. That would be like going to a religious
document to look up general history.

Op
Ed pieces or blogs. These are opinion pieces, not news pieces.

USE
THIS CHECKLIST TO MAKE SURE WHAT YOU DID FOLLOWED INSTRUCTIONS.

  • Found
    an article that interested you and has a debatable argument
  • Made
    sure it did not fall in the DO NOT USE category
  • Wrote
    some thoughtful sentences about the controversy
  • Made
    sure the Title of the article and the URL are first on the page

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