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Content Source Analysis

  1. 1. Content/ Source Analysis Assignment Due Thursday March 4
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  3. 3. <ul><li>In the top left hand corner of the page, click on “All Databases” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Scroll down to LexisNexis Academic
  5. 5. <ul><li>If you are off campus, you will likely have to sign in using your TUA (or the beginning of your e-mail address) and your password. </li></ul>
  6. 6. NEWS! Type in your organization here (using quotation marks will make your life easier). Scroll down and select The major World Newspapers; Then select Transcripts. Select previous 3 months
  7. 7. Things that might help: <ul><li>If you pull up 999 articles, you need to put your search term in quotation marks. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to search your assigned group! </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze any articles that use information from your assigned institute, or articles that quote people representing that institute. </li></ul>
  8. 8. More general stuff: <ul><li>The first part of the assignment is to talk about purpose of the organization. That should be one page or less. </li></ul><ul><li>The second part is to analyze how the information from these institutions is used by the media. </li></ul>
  9. 9. DO NOT PLAGIARIZE. Read the material and process what it means. Do not copy text from anywhere.
  10. 10. Analyzing the content: <ul><li>How many articles? </li></ul><ul><li>For what topics? </li></ul><ul><li>What positions do the representatives advocate? </li></ul><ul><li>How was the data, statistics or other information used? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the organization described by the journalist? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there other voices or data in the story used to balance out your institute? </li></ul>
  11. 11. More analyzing: <ul><li>Is this a trustworthy source of information? </li></ul><ul><li>How should journalists use this institute as a resource? </li></ul><ul><li>Pull lines, data and quotes from the stories to support your arguments. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Use quotes from stories to emphasize your points. And be sure to properly cite the information.
  13. 13. For example: “ George Miller is brilliant,” Rand Corporation analyst Mookie Wilson told the Philadelphia Inquirer (February 23, 2010).
  14. 14. Proper citation: <ul><li>In a bibliography/ works cited page, list all articles that you used as research. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to include the name of the publication, the author and the date. </li></ul><ul><li>For transcripts: list show, network and date. </li></ul><ul><li>List your search dates: the previous 3 months … but list the exact days (November 23, 2009 to February 23, 2010). </li></ul>
  15. 15. Citation of websites should include the original source URL. Links to LexisNexis are incorrect.
  16. 16. DO NOT PLAGIARIZE. Read the material and process what it means. Do not copy text from anywhere.
  17. 17. The assignment must be typed and it must be submitted through SafeAssign as well as in hard copy.
  18. 18. All papers should be stapled, and they should follow the guidelines listed in the syllabus.