Fake News Essay MLA Style
THIS ASSIGNMENT MUST BE MLA STYLE NO EXCEPTIONS. PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. PLEASE REFER TO THE ATTACHED WORD DOCUMENTS FOR THE 4 ARTICLES MENTIONED ON THE INSTRUCTIONS.
For Swaim, the primary responsibility for eliminating the problem of fake news lies in the newsrooms themselves; Lemann suggests that we should look to the government to take steps. Engelhaupt’s report places the responsibility squarely in the lap of individual news readers/viewers, while Sydell’s interviewee Coler suggests that as long as advertisers are willing to pay for it, fake news will continue to thrive. Certainly, such a complex problem needs to be confronted in various ways and from multiple angles. Which angle do you consider most important to address? What do you think can be done? Write a proposal for a solution to the problem of fake news, focusing on just one of the four sectors of responsibility discussed in the readings. Your proposal may be for a small-scale project in your own community or a larger campaign on a national level, or any size in between; just make sure that it is viable and realistic. Use the genre features listed on page 343 as well as the roadmap in Chapter 16 of your text to help you structure your proposal from start to finish.
Your proposal should contain
A precise description of the problem
A clear and compelling solution to the problem
Evidence that your solution will address the problem
Acknowledgment of other possible solutions
A statement of what your proposal will accomplish
This assignment will require you to incorporate and cite within the text of your essay at least two articles, at least one of the four articles listed in this unit. In addition, each article contains links to other articles on fake news that you may use in addition to the assigned articles. Any essay that does not include In-Text Documentation and a Works Cited list will receive a grade of 0. Any essay that contains a Works Cited list, but lacks In-Text Documentation will not receive a grade higher than 50%.
Word Count: No less than 1000 words, no more than 1300 words. Any essay that has a word count of less than 800 words will not receive a grade of more than 50%. Any essay that has a word count of over 1300 words will receive a 10% deduction.
Use MLA Style heading for essays without cover pages. Be sure to include headers that contain your last name and page number for each page. Be sure to double space entire essay. See sample research paper in Everyone’s an Author on page 574.
You must use at least two articles in writing this essay. You will need to cite the articles that you use in the text of your essay. See “In-Text Documentation” (538 – 544) in Everyone’s an Author for in-text citation examples. Any essay that does not include In-Text Documentation and a Works Cited list will receive a grade of 0. Any essay that contains a Works Cited list, but lacks In-Text Documentation will not receive a grade higher than 50%.
Essay will include a works cited entry for the articles used in writing this essay. See #8, # 9, #10 (pgs 550 – 552) and # 49 (pg 569) in Everyone’s an Author for sample entries for these articles.