assignment: current events

the current events assignment

the news of the world is incessant- bold headlines from page one, or just in on the six o’clock television. up to date coverage– lighting up the computer screens, tablet screens, or the smartest phone screens. breaking stories– filling mailboxes, flooding inboxes, finding ways into magazines, or becoming the stuff of books. hot off the press– giving the fire to the kindle and the beat to the beat boxes…

 what headlines are you hearing and what do you think? what is important and worth the ink? how much is fluff? what is true? what sources do you turn to? are you out of touch or do you know too much? why should you bother to or why are you not… paying attention?

this week, adventureclubinteractive assigns you to pay attention to the headlines and express your opinions on the current events of the world! each day we will suggest a new category. find an article based on the respective category in your local or national, foreign or international, newspaper or magazine, online journal or publication. use any source- as long as it is current to date.  read the article and write a reflection. maybe it is an opinion piece. maybe a rebuttal. maybe you write a letter to the editor sort of response. feel free to come up with a different style, entirely your own.

maybe you are a news junkie or a creature of habit- so use this assignment as an opportunity to try reading from (gulp!) new sources this week. or for those noses that travel no farther than one section of the newspaper, let the adventure be in reading a new section for a week. your opinions may surprise you and we can’t wait to hear them!

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please submit your completed assignments throughout the week or in totality by sunday march 10th via email: adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com

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