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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Newspapers: U.S. presidential race goes off the rails (BBC Russian)


The full article (class handout) is here in PDF format.

This is one of the best overviews of the U.S. presidential election that I have seen in the international press. Some questions for you to consider as you prepare your summaries and comments:
  1. What does the author intend to provide you in this article?
  2. What are the emphases and arguments under each of the article's subheads?
  3. In the author's view, what are some of the main features that differentiate this specific presidential race from others that have gone before?
  4. Is the author objective? (How did you decide?)
  5. Is the author fair? (Is "fairness" different from "objectivity"?)
Please be prepared to discuss this article in one week after you receive it in class.



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