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Topic: Journalism, the Press (Biased News Media) Overview of Ideas and Purpose For your second essay, do some research and find a point of controversy or disagreement that is somehow connected to your portfolio topic where there are two major stances set in opposition to one another. Choose two sources (articles) that represent each of stance or side of this debate. One of the articles can be a scholarly source and the other can be a popular source. Analyze both sides’/stances’ arguments found in the two articles based on our discussion of argument evaluation in Unit Two. Explain what common ground both sides have and what the current best compromise that can be reached is, where both sides can go away somewhat happy/satisfied or “with something they want.” Provide evidence to support why this is (currently) the most satisfactory solution/compromise. Tl;dr Objectives Explain the two sides and the controversy, Evaluate the arguments found in each of the articles used to represent the stances, and Propose an evidence-based compromise where there is common ground between the two stances. Requirements: Content Inform the reader of the controversy or issue. This should be limited as it was likely mentioned in the first essay. Explain the two sides/stances on this issue. Evaluate the arguments and evidence both sides present (in the articles you’ve chosen to represent each side). Analyze specific examples of evidence/support in each of the two articles chosen (you should analyze and evaluate at least three specific pieces of evidence per article). Propose a compromise that shows the common ground between the two sides and give examples of what each side would gain as well as have to give up to reach this compromise. Prove that this is a strong compromise with evidence. Give an example of slanting from somewhere in the debate. Give two examples of at least two types of fallacies from the arguments the two sides present and explain why these are the fallacies you claim they are. Discuss who each of the articles’ audience is (and how you know this) as well as the ways each side addresses or appeals to their audience. Evaluate the ethos of the author and the argument (location, logos, etc.) Evaluate each side’s argument by analyzing at least two examples of support each side uses. Requirements: Writing, Other A strong Thesis Statement that expresses the major controversy between the two sides/stances and briefly explains the compromise that can be reached Sufficient explanation and evaluation of the stances through correct discussion and usage of slanting, fallacies, examination of audience of both sides, evidence evaluation of both sides, etc. (see “Requirements: Content” section above) Use of at least 4 Scholarly Sources to support your discussion (at least 3 new scholarly sources should be included) Evidence of clear and deliberate organization of all examples, evidence, and all other essay content (see below for organization and formatting) Demonstration of understanding/mastery of MLA Formatting, both in the essay content as well as on the works cited page Demonstration of understanding/mastery of basic Grammar and Writing Skills (as outlined and explored in WR 1) Use of Third Person Point-of-view throughout the entire essay (no I/me/my/you/we/us/our) Essay should be at least 5 FULL pages in length (may be longer) Essay with No Plagiarized Material through the use of Turnitin’s Originality/Similarity Report for this assignment Essay Two Organization I would like you to use underlined subheadings again. Here is a list of of the subheadings and a brief description of what I would like you to include under each. Controversy Overview Here is where you will briefly summarize and explain the controversy between the two stances and how it connects to your topic. This section can serve as your essay’s introduction. Be as objective as possible when describing what’s going on. Stance One: [Description/Name] Here is where you will summarize the first side or stance on the issue. I would recommend using at least one direct quote from the article and including the title, author, and the article’s location. Again, be as objective as possible when summarizing Stance One. Stance Two: [Description/Name] Here is where you will summarize the second side or stance on the issue. I would recommend using at least one direct quote from the article and including the title, author, and the article’s location. Again, be as objective as possible when summarizing the stance of the second side. Evaluation of Stance One’s Argument Here is where you will explain whether you found the argument in the first article to be overall strong or weak and why you thought so based on your analysis of the argument in it. You should include your analysis of the three examples of support from the article, as well as discussion of slanting, fallacies, the article’s audience, and the author’s ethos as well as the ethos of the location of the article. I would recommend using direct quotes from the article to strengthen the discussion. Evaluation of Stance Two’s Argument Here is where you will explain whether you found the argument in the second article to be overall strong or weak and why you thought so based on your analysis of the argument in it. You should include your analysis of the three examples of support from the article, discussion of slanting, fallacies, the article’s audience, and the author’s ethos as well as the ethos of the location of the article. I would recommend using direct quotes from the article to strengthen the discussion. Instances of Common Ground Here is where you will discuss examples of common ground between the two stances and include proof or support of your assessments. Current Best Compromise Here is where you will propose a compromise between the two stances. Explain what each side should specifically do, what each side specifically gains from this compromise, and what each specific side would have to give up (or let go).