GEN 480 Week 4 Discussion: Thinking Critically About News
Discussion Topic for GEN 480 Week 4 Discussion
Post a total of 3 substantive responses over 2 separate days for full participation. This includes your initial post and 2 replies to other students.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
This week we will practice thinking critically about what you see and hear in mainstream news coverage. Our goal is to practice identifying opinions embedded in the news and to mentally reconstructing news stories from numerous perspectives by applying the intellectual standards presented in this week’s reading assignments.
Which news outlets do you use to inform your opinions? What is your judgment of their quality? What standards do you use to judge their quality? How can you broaden your perspective on current events? What is the relationship between your perspective on current events and your role as a citizen in your local community and in the World in general?
Reply to at least two of your classmates. Be constructive and professional in your responses.
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