Question: this assignment is designed to encourage to think about the...
This assignment is designed to encourage to think about the ways health issues are conveyed in the public domain. Choose a health issue that is interesting and identify a newspaper article, radio/television broadcast, or print medium related to it. Write a brief essay on the media chosen, covering the following questions:
1) Why is this topic of interest?
2) How did the media cover the aspect of the health issue that concerned you the most?
3) What psychological issues were covered?
4) What research was reported in the news article to support the writer’s approach to the health issue?
5) How would you evaluate the article’s level of coverage of the health issue?
Provide a reference for the article in APA format.
The paper should be organized as follows:
The first paragraph should introduce the topic and explain why you chose it. This paragraph should also set the stage for the information that you will be presenting in the body of the paper. (I am not awarding points for this section but I will certainly deduct them if this section is missing.)
The next paragraphs should describe how the media covered the aspect of the health issue that concerned you the most. The angle they chose, “their agenda”, and did they adequately cover the topic? Did they offer opposing points of view?
The following paragraph should state explicitly what psychological issues were covered.
In the subsequent paragraph, you should explain what research was reported in the news article to support the writer’s approach to the health issue.
In the next paragraph, you should critically evaluate the article's level of coverage of the health issue and provide a reference in APA format.
In the final paragraph, you should summarize the material you have presented and draw conclusions.