1. Fake News
1.1 In 2016, deliberately untrue news articles became a cause for concern. What
are some examples of fake news articles, and what damage are they believed to
1.2 What are the factors that have led to the rise of fake news?
1.3 Can anything be done legally about fake news articles? Do fake news articles
have First Amendment protection?
1.4 You be the Reader: What can you do to make sure that the news articles you
read are grounded in fact?
This paper will be an analysis based upon your research. Research the four questions as
they pertain to your research topic. Divide your paper into six segments:
B. Answer to Question 1
C. Answer to Question 2
D. Answer to Question 3
E. Answer to Question 4
Find credible sources to research your answers. You will be graded on the quantity and
quality of your sources, and how well you use them in your text. Cite your sources, MLA
style, as you use them in the text. Be sure to use full MLA-style citation information in
your works cited section. Students who merely provide a list of web addresses will be
Length: Around 1500 words (plus works cited section).
The depth and quality of your research matters. Citing your textbook or what is said
during class really isn?t impressive in a college research paper. Your research should
branch out beyond the classroom and the textbook. Dictionaries and encyclopedias
(including Wikipedia) have some value as background information, but should not be
cited as sources in the text. Be careful about using web sites as sources; many of them are
not credible. If you cannot clearly state who is the writer of the material on the web site
and what qualifies that person or persons to be an authority on the subject, then you
probably do not have a credible source.