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A “news desert” is the lack of daily and local coverage of an area.

This is a case study on the strengths and weeknesses of Adams Publishing Group, in relation to operating in a modern News Desert Environment.
A “news desert” is the lack of daily and local coverage of an area. This needs to identify 3 strengths and 3 weeknesses of Adams Publishing.
Here is a link to Adams publishing: https://adamspg.com
The outline of the assignment is below:
“Here is your final assignment to be completed by September 30:

Read case studies a group addressing the problem of news deserts. From the following perspectives address three strengths and three weaknesses of the company, including sourcing/citing research that supports your findings: Community, ownership, technology.
Your project will be Adams Publishing. Here’s a short summary to get you started: “APG journalists brought both of those issues and many other world and national stories home with local context and perspective. Our jobs were much bigger than two behemoth issues that hundreds of journalists worldwide were covering, however. Our focus was on Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Boise, Idaho, and Athens, Ohio, and the hundreds of other places where APG journalists keep watch, tell compelling stories and help our communities navigate what’s going on closer to home.”
Initial research should be completed prior to arrival on campus. Students will be given some time to work on the project during the weekend, including listening to some speakers who may provide insight into the individual work or the challenges.
Final assignments will be presented via Canvas as a paper, no more than five pages in length, that addresses strengths and weaknesses of the operating model. You should have no fewer than 5-8 sources cited in your research.
The main focus of the research and presentation should be on how the creation of news deserts has created both opportunity and challenges for the ownership group, how they are meeting and addressing these challenges, and what successes or creative solutions have arisen, as well as unintentional or unhelpful outcomes.
Grades will be issued based upon the thoroughness (and proper use of APA style) of the research and presentation of the findings as well as the strength of the presentation.

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Write an essay responding to the following questions: What is the purpose of the

Write an essay responding to the following questions: What is the purpose of the press? Is it for the people? To whom or what do members of the press owe an obligation of integrity? Explain.
Present your personal opinion on that question citing materials from the readings below and other materials you deem relevant. Provide specifics to support your position arguing or disagreeing. 500-700 words

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Your assignment should: Briefly define objectivity and its role in journalism Ar

Your assignment should:
Briefly define objectivity and its role in journalism
Argue for or against objectivity as an ideal in journalism
Engage any important counter-arguments to your own position
Use examples to strengthen your argument (use these sparingly, and don’t let them stand in for the argument)
Summarise your position, and demonstrate why it is important and necessary for journalism in the digital age
Things to remember:
You are making an argument here, so state your position clearly and consistently
This is a short (1500 words) assignment, so keep ‘introductions’ brief – “In this assignment I will argue….”
Use readings, literature, evidence to support your argument. This is an academic argument based on you as a media scholar, it IS NOT personal opinion
Keep pushing yourself to justify your position – WHY is your position the right one?
Style Guideline:
1500 words, 10% above or below is fine
At least 6 academic references, with a MAXIMUM of 3 from the required course readings
Submitted through Turn It In.
You can use any referencing system you like, just keep it consistent
Marking Criteria:
How well have you described and discussed objectivity and its role in journalism in the digital age?
How clearly have you articulated your argument?
Have you used he literature, theory, evidence and/or examples to strengthen and demonstrate your position?
Have you addressed any necessary counter-arguments?
Is the assignment clearly written and appropriately referenced?

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Tell me what you think is last week’s single most SIGNIFICANT current events sto

Tell me what you think is last week’s single most SIGNIFICANT current events story and why you believe it deserves that designation. It MUST cover the following three areas/issues. Bottom line: A few sentences aren’t going to be adequate.
1) WHAT HAPPENED? The Who, What, Where, When, and (to the degree it is known) Why/How aspects of the story you choose. You should be able to address this in one paragraph. In this, I am looking for you to let me know that you understand the story and what happened.
2) WHY IS IT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT STORY? There is really NO wrong answer here, but let me know your thought process. DO present critical thinking skills in this. You can think about our newsworthiness criteria here. What is the impact? What is the controversy? What sets it apart as unusual? (Other criteria?) Etc.
3) HOW DO YOU RATE THE JOB THAT THE MEDIA ARE DOING IN COVERING THIS STORY? This MAY be the most important element. I’m NOT asking whether you thought the event was a good thing or a bad thing. I’m NOT asking whether you like the players involved. I’m not asking whether you agree or disagree with the actions taken. I am asking you to step back and give an “objective” (OK, balanced, fair, and accurate) analysis of the news media. Is the coverage you have seen accurate? Is the coverage balanced or biased? Is the news media being informative, or is it furthering a particular agenda? How could it be/have been better? What is your net learning as an aspiring journalist or communications professional after observing and analyzing this coverage? What “GRADE” would you give the news media on this story?

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I need you to write a speech outline for my class. TOPIC of the speech but must

I need you to write a speech outline for my class.
TOPIC of the speech but must be for a special occasion (college graduation)
to family and friends
Assignment type: Write a speech outline for a special occasion
WRITE IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF ME (A STUDENT WHO IS PREPARING A SPEECH FOR
GRADUATION
Rubric (below)
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Special Occasion Speech Outline
Speech Outline/Organization [25 points]
Outline Format (6 points):
Correct format ____/ 2
Sources cited clearly and accurately ____/ 4
Introduction (4 points):
Engaging attention-getter ____/ 1
Subject introduced clearly ____/ 1
Relate topic to audience & self ____/ 1
Preview main points ____/ 1
Body (7 points):
Clear central idea ____/ 1
Main points clearly identified ____/ 2
Points are supported with evidence ____/ 2
Clear transitions ____/ 2
Conclusion (4 points):
Introduction & conclusion are linked ____/ 1
Main points are reviewed ____/ 1
Relate topic back to audience & self ____/ 1
Speech ends on a strong note ____/ 1
Sources (4 points):
Add to speech ____/ 2
Are credible ____/ 2
Please see the attached outline as an example of how it should be stuctured.
It must mirror the examples format but made for a Special Occasion
The special occasion speech allows you to pay tribute to a person, a group of people, an institution, or an idea. The subject may be historical or contemporary, famous or obscure. The purpose of this speech is to teach you to use language creatively and imaginatively so as to invest the topic with dignity, meaning, and honest emotion. This speech should be completed in outline form