For this research paper, examine how social media operates in relation to traditional news. To what extent is social media ruining, OR enhancing, traditional news outlets( radio, TV, newspapers, etc)
– Choose one of the following social media sites: Facebook, Twitter (most relevant to me) , Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, or LinkedIn.
-Research how news is originated or shared on this chosen site is distributed.
– Write a thesis-driven argumentative paper that takes a FIRM POSITION on how social media is, or is not, ruining traditional news.
– Minimum 8 pages
– Minimum 4 sources: two of the sources MUST be scholarly articles found on Google Scholar or VC’s library database such as CG Researcher or Opposing Viewpoints in Context, etc.
Some questions to help form arguments:
– What is the traditional news?
-Is social media complicating traditional news or highlighting traditional news?
-What are the implications of receiving news via social media outlets?
-Is there a generational issue the is killing traditional news versus social media sites? If so, what are those issues?
-How does modern technology such as iPhones contribute to delivering news via social news rather than through traditional outlets such as newspapers or nightly network news?
-How are alternative facts contributing to how news is perceived in social media?
-Are some social media sites better than others?