After reading through Chapter 7 (The Mass Media and the Political Agenda) Students will select a controversial or current topic within their major or Pathway. Students will write as if they are a news reporter a one - two page persuasive essay. Students will write the background and both view points and then write which point of view they agree with and why. (ex. Legalization of marijuana; Raising the minimum wage; Lowering/raising the drinking age; Universal basic income; Government funding of the Arts....etc....) Include 3 scholarly sources; one to include your book. Properly cite your source in MLA format in a separate Works Cited Page.