Our long-term goal with both papers is to encourage you to further develop your own media literacy, by virtue of the critical analysis you’re asked to provide within each assignment.

This semester, you will be asked to write two papers for FSU’s Scholarship in
Practice requirements. This will be your first paper, due online (on Canvas) on Monday,
October 17th, at 11:59 PM.. Our long-term goal with both papers is to encourage you to
further develop your own media literacy, by virtue of the critical analysis you’re asked to
provide within each assignment. In this paper, we want to take a closer look at how the
media reports on an issue, and how that reporting appeals to (and affects) all of us – as
consumers. Therefore, you’ll analyze a media story you have been exposed to in some
form or fashion, and critically evaluate the quality of the reporting therein. Later on, you
will find the rubric for the paper. It will also be explained over the paragraphs below:

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