Argue for or against the role of objectivity in Journalism in the Digital Age.
Your assignment should:
Briefly define objectivity and its role in journalism
Argue for or against objectivity as an ideal in journalism
Engage any important counter-arguments to your own position
Use examples to strengthen your argument (use these sparingly, and don’t let them stand in for the argument)
Summarise your position, and demonstrate why it is important and necessary for journalism in the digital age
Things to remember:
You are making an argument here, so state your position clearly and consistently
This is a short (1500 words) assignment, so keep ‘introductions’ brief – “In this assignment I will argue….”
Use readings, literature, evidence to support your argument. This is an academic argument based on you as a media scholar, it IS NOT personal opinion
Keep pushing yourself to justify your position – WHY is your position the right one?
1500 words, 10% above or below is fine
At least 6 academic references, with a MAXIMUM of 3 from the required course readings
Submitted through Turn It In.
You can use any referencing system you like, just keep it consistent
How well have you described and discussed objectivity and its role in journalism in the digital age?
How clearly have you articulated your argument?
Have you used he literature, theory, evidence and/or examples to strengthen and demonstrate your position?
Have you addressed any necessary counter-arguments?
Is the assignment clearly written and appropriately referenced?