Read the first section (news)

Read the first section (news)

Reflect on the experiences of the people shown in the news; address the ways in which their interests are represented publicly.

Read the first section (news) of a current national newspaper for three consecutive days. It can be
The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Times, etc. Do not use any
tabloids. Discuss how individuals and groups are depicted in the news.
Consider representations of race/color, gender, class, sexuality, age, (dis)ability, international
communities, etc. Reflect on the experiences of the people shown in the news and address the
ways in which their interests are represented publicly. If a newspaper is the only experience, we
have with people who are “different” then what do we come to “learn” about them? Please make
sure to include copies of the articles, w/ dates.

Essays encourage you to reflect on your personal experiences with intercultural communication.
Essays should be 5 – 6 pages in length and graded on your ability to incorporate theories, ideas,
and terms from class reading and discussion; 5 clarity and articulation of these ideas; and APA
and references.

1) Reflect on the experiences of the people shown in the news; address the ways in which
their interests are represented publicly.
2) If a newspaper is the only experience a reader has with your group, what does the reader
learn?

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