choose a current news story.

choose a current news story.

To complete this APA practice assignment, first choose a current news story. Then, locate at least three (3) different versions of the news story from different (credible) sources. Be sure to avoid any sources that are likely to be conspiracy theory sites

To complete this APA practice assignment, first choose a current news story. Then, locate at least three (3) different versions of the news story from different (credible) sources. Be sure to avoid any sources that are likely to be conspiracy theory sites, bought-and-paid-for research, or any other type of “incredible” source.

Second, you will be comparing the coverage of the general news story as it is laid out in the three different news sources. In one paragraph, briefly describe how each source discusses the basic story differently. Be sure to internally cite each of the three sources as they are discussed, and if you use any direct quotations be very clear in both quoting and citing those sources.

Third, find two (2) scholarly sources that help illustrate the claim you are making about how the story is told differently in different sources. Scholarly sources to back your analysis will help reinforce the value of your claim. In a second paragraph, use these sources to explain what you see happening in the ways the news story is told, citing the two scholarly sources, and any of the news sources that are directly referenced again.

Finally, write your reference page including all of the sources you cited in the two paragraph mini-essay. Be sure the reference page is correctly formatted in APA. 

If you choose to use the built-in Microsoft Word citation builder and/or the APA paper template, be sure you enter the information into the correct data sections. Journal titles, magazine titles, and other similar title entries are a common error people make using that technology. If you are using one of the library databases, it’s not always easy to find that information. If you have questions or are unsure, check with the professor or a librarian. They will be happy to help.


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