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Poverty in the News in Georgia 6
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Approximately two to three pages for each assignment. Use Times New Roman Font. Use 12 point font. Use double space. Do not include a cover sheet or a reference page. UPLOAD in a word document NOT a pdf format.
You should write a short summary of your assigned reading or podcast.
Second Section: This section (which will obviously be more than one paragraph, more likely two or three paragraphs) should include a critical assessment of the article as presented in the media. “Critical” does not mean to criticize the material but you need to discuss the positive/negative aspects of how the poverty/welfare policy or information was portrayed, how did the news media frame the problem, the main actors/characters/individuals. Articles from various sources will possibly give you different views of their activities.
Also, is poverty or welfare viewed sympathetically or critically by the media, and how does this help or hinder people or assistance? IN OTHER WORDS, can the media serve as an asset or a barrier to success for those in poverty?
Additionally, you may want to comment with research on HOW this is influenced by policies or other interests in Georgia. This part will take some research.
Other components of interest could include differences between mainstream versus alternative media coverage, how media sources inside and outside a country might portray the same issue, how organizations might attempt to influence how they are portrayed in the media, the significance of visual imagery (film, still photos) for presenting the issue, how individuals (leaders or rank and file activists) are portrayed, the political implications of the issue, how the media is a platform for issue dynamics, and so forth. There are countless other possibilities and you should feel free to explore what you believe is most fitting to your interests and the issue of poverty and welfare itself. Thus, you should feel free to modify any of these considerations, or better yet develop your own creative way to synopsize/synthesize your analysis of the social policy or issues resulting from poverty/welfare as seen through the media. There is a lot of flexibility in the write-up, so focus on what develops out of your media sources.