Module 5: Critical Thinking
Case Study in Mass Media Framing(70 Points)
For this assignment you will write a 3- to 4-page argumentative essay that examines the specific case of media influence over the political world.
Choose a specific political issue dominating a present news cycle. The purpose of your analysis is to reveal how this particular issue is framed across the four different forces of social integration and the social construction of reality.
First explain your choice of media text as an example of framing a particular political issue serving the specific interests of the framer. Next explain the ways in which media influence of the political world operates to create a spectacle of political inclusion for average viewers/voters. In what ways does this framing disserve or inhibit the inclusion of average audiences into the social construction of reality?
In the critical phase of your argumentative essay include a discussion of the empirical evidence/facts omitted from the mass media framing of the issue you choose to analyze.
Your paper must: