Use this link to find the articles – https://adfontesmedia.com/interactive-media-bias-chart/
Your paper will share the following:
- Step 1: Write an introduction to your first article that includes any relevant information about its source and author.
- Step 2: Present the main argument that it gives in standard form, with the premises listed above the conclusion.
- The main argument here means the argument that it uses to advocate for its position on your issue.
- Example below: more explanation here https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLB8A5292FC68E2D77&v=07mehbgE5jc&feature=youtu.be
- Step 3: Evaluate the quality of the argument in the source.
- Are the premises plausible and well supported?
- Does the conclusion appear to logically follow from the premises (how strongly)?
- Step 4: Discuss the relative credibility of the source. Consider questions such as the following:
- Does the source use a lot of partisan rhetoric?
- Does the source make unwarranted assumptions?
- Is the article fair and open-minded?
- Is the tone of the article positive to those with differing perspectives?
- How might those with a different perspective react to the reasoning presented by this source?
- Complete Steps 1–4 for the second source.
- Complete Steps 1–4 for the third source.
- Complete Steps 1–4 for the fourth source.
- Explain what you noticed in the different types of sources, addressing questions such as
- Did you find them to use more reasoning or rhetoric?
- Was there a noticeable bias in the language and assumptions used in the articles?
- Which types of sources (scholarly, nonpartisan credible, or highly partisan) did you find most helpful and informative on the topic (and why)?
- Will this exercise likely affect how you consider sources in the future?