cribe how the writer portrays these by using techniques, styles, data, opinion, etc.

Media Critique
Worth: 15% of final grade
A critique is a genre of academic writing that briefly summarizes and critically evaluates a work or concepts. Critiques can be used to carefully analyze a variety of works such as: creative works (novels, exhibits, film, poetry), research (monographs, journal articles, reviews), and media (news reports, feature articles).
For this assignment, you will be critiquing an article from the Reader’s Digest, written in 2005, that offers an account of Canada’s penal system at the time. Essentially, this article is a news piece so your critique is focused on news media.
News outlets often claim impartiality, but nearly every news source has an inherent bias in its work, some more evident than others. To guard against such bias and potentially misleading ideas, it is important to learn how to critique news media on the pathway to achieving media literacy. Media Critique
Worth: 15% of final grade
A critique is a genre of academic writing that briefly summarizes and critically evaluates a work or concepts. Critiques can be used to carefully analyze a variety of works such as: creative works (novels, exhibits, film, poetry), research (monographs, journal articles, reviews), and media (news reports, feature articles).
For this assignment, you will be critiquing an article from the Reader’s Digest, written in 2005, that offers an account of Canada’s penal system at the time. Essentially, this article is a news piece so your critique is focused on news media.
News outlets often claim impartiality, but nearly every news source has an inherent bias in its work, some more evident than others. To guard against such bias and potentially misleading ideas, it is important to learn how to critique news media on the pathway to achieving media literacy.
What is Included in a Critique?
Before you start writing, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the work that will be critiqued:
Read the article.
Make notes on key parts of the work.
Develop an understanding of the main argument or purpose being expressed.
Consider how the work relates to a broader issue or context.
Things to consider: What are the primary arguments or points being conveyed in the work? Do you agree or disagree with the points or arguments made? Are there some points or arguments that need clarification? How do the points or arguments mesh with your own perceptions? Who do you think is the intended audience? What reactions do you have when reading this work? What do you think is the motivation of the writer in making these points or arguments?
Introduction
Your introduction should be brief and should:
Name the work being reviewed as well as the date it was created and the name of the author, if applicable.
Describe the main argument or purpose of the work.
Provide a context for the work. For a news article or report, consider the social and/or political context of the media outlet the item came from and of the issue it is dealing with.
Present your initial assessment. This will serve as your thesis statement, and should make a claim about the work’s general effectiveness and/or usefulness. Is your evaluation going to be principally positive, negative, or mixed?
Summary
Briefly summarize the main points/arguments and describe how the writer portrays these by using techniques, styles, data, opinion, etc. Your summary should not be the focus of the critique and simply demonstrates that you know what the article is about. (If you found an article difficult to follow, you might want to include that in your critique after your summary.)
Critical Evaluation
Provide a systematic and detailed assessment of the different elements of the work, evaluating how well the creator was able to achieve the purpose through these.
Discuss what works and what doesn’t. Critical evaluation does not simply highlight negative impressions; it deconstructs the work and identifies both strengths and weaknesses. Talk about whether the article was engaging, whether the headline was accurate, intriguing or sensationalist and your overall impressions of the article. Be sure to use specific examples when making general observations and try to suggest how you would fix what you perceive to be negative aspects of the article.
Analyze the article’s slant and focus. Many articles have a slant, a unique way of looking at the subject. Even straight reporting of a newsworthy event has a slant that sets it apart from coverage in other outlets. You might also find, depending on the news source, distinct bias in the article. Consider the language used and whether the article’s creator treats both sides of an issue fairly.
Explain what types of evidence or argument are used. This is particularly useful in a critique of a news media work. Consider how the creator of the work uses other sources, their own evidence, and logic in their arguments. Are these sources appropriate for the argument? Has evidence been presented fairly, without distortion, bias or selectivity? Does the argument proceed logically from the evidence provided?
Research the article’s accuracy. Does the evidence presented accurately reflect the topic discussed? Are there misleading or ambiguous claims? Are there outright errors in information presented?
Conclusion
This is a very brief paragraph, which includes:
A statement indicating the overall evaluation of the work
A summary of the key reasons, identified during the critical evaluation, why this evaluation was formed
Recommendations for improvement on the work, if appropriate
Reference List
Include all resources cited in your critique, if applicable.
Assignment Grading Guide:
CONTENT (3)
Shows the ability to follow general instructions
Presents a critique not a summary
Shows evidence of having reflected on and integrated course materials, where applicable
CRITICAL EVALUATION (8)
Conveys assessment of the work
Speaks to: what works and what doesn’t; slant and focus; evidence and arguments used; accuracy of news article
Offers evidence/support for critique
Shows some evidence of critical insight by hooking onto the key issues presented in the work
COHERENCE (4)
Communicates ideas coherently
Links ideas and maintain flow of discussion
Uses correct Spelling/Grammar/Sentence Structure
Provides proper in-text citations and reference list, if necessary
TOTAL = 15
Checklist for Critique:
Mentioned the name of the work, its date, and name of creator
Accurately summarized the work being critiqued
Mainly focused on the critical evaluation of the work
Outlined an evaluation of each element of the work to achieve the overall purpose
Used evidence, from the work itself and other sources, to back up and illustrate my assessment of elements of the work
Formed an overall evaluation of the work, based on critical reading
Used a well-structured introduction, body and conclusion
Used correct grammar, spelling and punctuation; clear presentation; and appropriate referencing style
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Discipline: Crime, Media, Culture

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