Skylar Locke, Allison Burk, Ryan Doyle, and Cody Zimmer
Hi All! In class on Friday, we will be discussing media bias.
For your homework, you will need to find a media source (an article, an Instagram caption, a Twitter post, a video clip from a news company, etc.) that you find to be racist, sexist or bias in any other way. After you have found your biased source, you will rewrite the part of the source that is biased and ultimately, makes the source no longer biased. Please provide the original source that you chose as well as your revisions. Then, write a couple of sentences about the changes you made and your opinions regarding this topic in general. You can post your homework as a blog post rather than a comment.
Below is an example of a media rewrite. The original words from a racist article is in bold while the rewrite is in regular font:
Young Manchester City footballer, 20, on £25,000 a week splashes out on mansion on market for £2.25million despite having never started a Premier League match.
Young Manchester city footballer, 20, impressively making £25,000 a week decides to purchase £2.25million estate in the beginning of his young career.
The 20-year-old has never featured in the English Premier League, but now owns a mansion with an asking price of £2.25million
The 20-year-old prospect has yet to make his mark on the premiere league for his club. But he has started in cup games and was a starting defender in Manchester City’s Champions league game. Is now the proud owner of £2.25million mansion.
Please do your best to have this assignment done by Thursday night or no later than 8am on Friday. Happy rewriting!