For this assignment, choose a current news event, and find two video examples one that represents itself as serious news and another that represents itself as humor. Some events may include Obamacare, the NSA, the NRA, fast food workers strike, and Libya. In some ways this is a compare and contrast exercise.
Serious news outlets may include CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC
Political Humor outlets can be Real Time with Bill Maher, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, The Onion, Miller Time (Dennis Miller) on The OReilly Factor, Saturday Night Live
How is this common news event expressed differently by these two outlets?
Ways to write about this:
Summarize the event
Summarize the serious coverage of this event in detail
Summarize the humorous coverage of the same event in detail
Discuss the difference in audiences, emphasis on detail, language used, and assumption.
Include links to any videos
Length: 2 pages (500 words)