English 101 Essay Four: Comparison and
Contrast Essay (750-word minimum)
The Media and Struggles for Civil Rights November 23:
Please upload your outline and essay to Blackboard before
Please bring three (3) copies of your outline and essay
with you to class.
Please upload your revised outline and revised essay to
Blackboard by the end of the business day.
The purpose of this essay is to
create a comparison of the role of the media in the Civil
Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s and what some have
called "The New Civil Rights Movement" of today.
Specifically, in what ways have the media influenced the
progress of these different movements? In what ways, if any,
has this influence changed over the last fifty years?
Consider the new types of media--blogs, Twitter, and other
social media, etc.--in your discussion.
In order to get some background information to support your
discussion of the past movement, you will select at least one
of the videos found on the website "Television News and the Civil
Rights Struggles" .
Also be sure to include a
link to any story related to the examples you bring in for
Papers must be double-spaced, and include an outline
(which does not count toward the 750-word minimum).
Be sure your thesis is clear and precise and that your
supporting evidence is adequate, specific, and effective.
Of course, you must also clearly identify any
information that comes from an outside source.
Also be sure to eliminate all mechanical errors and to
use spellcheck, both with your computer and your own eyes.