Your assignment will be to find a hot topic issue, one that is current and has been in the media this week or last week. Follow the steps below:
1. Begin your post with the reference list citation of the article that you found.
2. Write a short summary of the topic of the article. You might address the following questions: What is the topic? Where is the controversy taking place? Who is involved in the issue? What is the main concern or controversy? What are the experts saying about the issue? What kind of issue is it: political, economic, social, etc.?
3. Give your perspective. You might address the following questions: What do you think about the controversy? Do you think it is news worthy? What larger issues does the controversy allude to that might not be discussed directly within the article? What do you think should be done?
If you quote from the reading, use quotation marks and supply an in-text citation with the author’s last name, date of publication, and page number. If you include outside sources (for example, if you quote an additional news article), you need to use in-text citations and include reference list citations.