Digital Portfolio assignment

The goal of this assignment is for you to reflect critically on the content of ONE of the Modules we have studied during the course of the summer and research other sources that eithersupplement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (to completes or add to) or complement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (to complete or make better) the topic of the module.

This assignment is digital in that it asks you to hyperlink your sources within the body of the essay (see word definitions above as an example). In this way, your essay contains within it the original material to which you are referring, both the assigned sources and those you find on your own.

PROMPT
1. SELECT ONE OF THE MODULES WE HAVE STUDIED THIS TERM. YOUR ESSAY WILL NEED TO HYPERLINK SOME OF THE ASSIGNED MATERIALS ALONGSIDE THE NEW ONES.
Module Topic
1 Rhetorical construction of journalists as “the enemy of the people”
2 Consideration of the impact of technological innovations into journalism (sci fi)
3 Tensions between journalists and the governments they cover
4 Podcast journalism–benefits, drawbacks. Artistic reimagination of news stories
5 Gender and race dynamics in the newsroom.
MODULE 1- Rhetorical construction of journalists as “the enemy of the people”

Icons – watercolor effect_Book.pngAssigned Readings

1. Ibsen, Henrik. An Enemy of the People (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.(play) Gutenberg version. You may choose which format to read it in, butyou must read the entire play.

2. Whittle, Stephen. “Journalists as CitizensPreview the document.” British Journalism Review 15.4(2005): 54-57. (British, click on hyperlink, 4 pages)

3. Junes, RonNell Andersen and Lisa Grow Sun. “Enemy Construction and the Press.Preview the document” Utah Law Faculty Scholarship17 http://dc.law.utah.edu/scholarship/17 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (60 pages–must read all. Click on hyperlink. It mentions President Trump, but also, Presidents Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, and Obama and their treatment of the press)

2. Identify three other credible sources that relate to the topic of the Module in some way, by either being similar to it, by providing additional and/or more recent examples, or by looking at the same idea in a different national context or media.

Your sources must be as follows:

ONE has to be in a non-print media (podcast, video, image).
ONE must be from an international news outlet such as the British Broadcasting Corporation (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (BBC), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.(CBC), Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (ABC), Spiegel Online International (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (German news in English), or Le Monde in English (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (French news in English)
Follow the criteria for “Evaluating Internet Resources. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” from Georgetown University Libraries.
Your essay must contain hyperlinks to each of your 3 additional sources, as well as to those assigned texts from the module that apply to your overall analysis.
3. Write a 500 word essay in which you propose an analytical thesis about any aspect of the topic of the module and uses the three new articles as well as some of the original materials as textual support for you claims. Format: Word or Google Docs (but share it with us as well as upload a link if you use Google.iu.edu).

To help in framing your thesis, reflect upon how these different sources shed a different light (either through adding info, subtracting it, or presenting it through a different lens) on the topic you learned about initially through the Module
**Here’s an example of what a Digital Portfolio essay with hyperlinks should look like. This is an entry into the popular blog “Grad Hacker” which discusses the importance of faculty and grad instructors holding office hours “Words with Students (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.“. While the topic has nothing to do with your prompt, look at how all the orange sections (hyperlinks) embed the source material which supports the claims the write is making.

**Strict about word limits- 490- 510 .

***Consult rubric before writing
Rubric
SU19 A100 Digital Portfolio

SU19 A100 Digital Portfolio
Criteria Ratings
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Underlined thesis/argument
For an A range grade

The underlined sentence clearly makes an argument about the significance of the chosen articles or sources BOTH 1. a Module from the class AND some of its assigned materials. Explains HOW the thesis works, and WHY it’s important.

For a B range grade

The underlined sentence offers a surface-level argument about the chosen articles. Explains connection between that article and 1. a Module from the class and some of its assigned materials WITHOUT adding anything new.

For a C range grade

The underlined sentence doesn’t make an argument, but merely summarizes or describes in general terms what the chosen article says about journalism. The sentence(s) is/are phrased in terms of beliefs or opinions. No clear discussion of how the chosen article relates to the 2 other articles, though there may be summary of them as well.

For an F

No underlined sentence. OR, underlined sentence does not fulfill the task outlined in the prompt. Off-topic answer.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Distinct Claim 1 to support thesis/argument
For an A range grade

Makes a distinct and provable claim that proves the first part of the argument and demonstrates the ability to synthesize the assigned texts into a complex understanding.

For a B range grade

Makes a clear claim that engages with assigned texts that proves the first part of the argument and demonstrates the ability to synthesize the assigned texts but at a surface level.

For a C range grade

Makes a vague, general, or generic claim that has some tenuous connection to the first part of the argument. Likely a summary or description of what the source says or some statement of personal beliefs or opinions somewhat related to the first part of the argument.

For an F range grade

Essay is either off-topic or there are no distinct claims made. Only statements of belief or opinion with no connection to any of the assigned content.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Hyperlinked evidence from RELIABLE SOURCE 1 There must be one multi-media and one international source out of the three
For an A range grade

Provides one DIRECT QUOTES from chosen article AND between 1-2 sentences explaining how the quote or paraphrased excerpt (from non-print source) proves the claim it’s supporting. Analytical explanation

For a B range grade

Provides one DIRECT QUOTE from chosen article AND between 1-2 sentences explaining how the quote or paraphrase (if from non-print source) proves the claim it’s supporting. Surface level analysis.

For a C range grade

Provides one DIRECT QUOTE from assigned article. Either ends paragraph with quote, or else the 1-2 sentences that follow it merely re-state what the quote says. Quote selected may also not be especially effective or illustrative of the claim it’s trying to prove.

For an F range grade

No direct quote.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Distinct claim 2 to support thesis/argument
For an A range grade

Makes a distinct and provable claim that proves the second part of the argument and demonstrates the ability to synthesize the assigned texts into a complex understanding.

For a B range grade

Makes a clear claim that engages with assigned texts that proves the second part of the argument and demonstrates the ability to synthesize the assigned texts but at a surface level.

For a C range grade

Makes a vague, general, or generic claim that has some tenuous connection to the first part of the argument. Likely a summary or description of what the source says or some statement of personal beliefs or opinions somewhat related to the first part of the argument.

For an F range grade

Essay is either off-topic or there are no distinct claims made. Only statements of belief or opinion with no connection to any of the assigned content.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Hyperlinked Evidence 2 from RELIABLE SOURCE 2 There must be one multi-media and one international source out of the three
For an A range grade

Provides one DIRECT QUOTES from reliable source AND between 1-2 sentences explaining how the quote proves the claim it’s supporting. Analytical explanation

For a B range grade

Provides one DIRECT QUOTE from reliable source AND between 1-2 sentences explaining how the quote proves the claim it’s supporting. Surface level analysis

For a C range grade

Provides one DIRECT QUOTE from reliable source. Either ends paragraph with quote, or else the 1-2 sentences that follow it merely re-state what the quote says. Quote selected may also not be especially effective or illustrative of the claim it’s trying to prove.

For an F range grade

Gives no direct quote

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Distinct Claim 3 to support thesis/argument
For an A range grade

Makes a distinct and provable claim that proves the third part of the argument and demonstrates the ability to synthesize the assigned texts into a complex understanding.

For a B range grade

Makes a clear claim that engages with assigned texts that proves the third part of the argument and demonstrates the ability to synthesize the assigned texts but at a surface level.

For a C range grade

Makes a vague, general, or generic claim that has some tenuous connection to the first part of the argument. Likely a summary or description of what the source says or some statement of personal beliefs or opinions somewhat related to the first part of the argument.

For an F range grade

Essay is either off-topic or there are no distinct claims made. Only statements of belief or opinion with no connection to any of the assigned content.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Hyperlinked Evidence 3 from RELIABLE SOURCE There must be one multi-media and one international source out of the three
For an A range grade

Provides one DIRECT QUOTE from chosen article AND between 1-2 sentences explaining how the quote (or paraphrase if from non- proves the claim it’sprint source) supporting. Analytical explanation

For a B range grade

Provides one DIRECT QUOTE from reliable source AND between 1-2 sentences explaining how the quote proves the claim it’s supporting. Surface level analysis.

For a C range grade

Provides one DIRECT QUOTE from reliable source. Either ends paragraph with quote, or else the 1-2 sentences that follow it merely re-state what the quote says. Quote selected may also not be especially effective or illustrative of the claim it’s trying to prove.

For an F range grade

Gives no direct quote

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Explicit connection to assigned material from the Module
For an A or B

Source material(s) from the Module mentioned explicitly and reference to it is hyperlinked in the essay. Connection to overall thesis on topic is clear.

For a B

Source material(s) from the Module mentioned explicitly and reference to it is hyperlinked in the essay. Connection to overall thesis on topic is surface-level or matter of fact.

For a C range grade

Source material(s) from the Module mentioned in general terms and reference to it is hyperlinked in the essay. Vague, tenuous, or disjointed relationship to overall thesis on topic.

No Marks

No reference to source material from Module at all

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Word limits
For an A range

490-510 words. We are strict about word limits

For a B range grade

390-410 words

For a C range grade

300-350 words

For an F

Fewer than 240 words

 

 

 

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