Media Poll Analysis
For the three-page media poll analysis, you will need to find a news article published on or after 1 June 2020. This news article must reference at some length the results from a reputable public opinion poll. Using specifics from Sheldon and Gawiser’s “20 questions” (APPLIED UNDER FILES) reading, evaluate the news article on two fronts: (1) How well did the journalist do his/her job in asking the 20 questions?, and (2) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the conclusions drawn the journalist?
This assignment requires an essay-style write-up. Do not submit the assignment as twenty sentences or short paragraphs. Do not use a press release or report put out by a polling agency. An article written by Lydia Saad of the Gallup Organization that appears on www.gallup.com does not constitute a news article for the purposes of this assignment. However, you may use an article in the Seattle Times that cites at length the poll Saad wrote about originally.
You will need to submit a copy of the actual news article along with your write-up. A write-up submitted without the article will be deemed incomplete and a late penalty will be incurred until the full assignment has been submitted.
(THE TWO SOURCES ARE 1) CHOOSING NEWS ARTICLE 2) SHELDON AND GAWISER’S “20 QUESTIONS” )