Hoose two case studies and answer the question, is investigative journalism essential to democracy Why?
Details of task:
Students are expected to demonstrate their capacity to synthesise the material studied during the semester, to apply it as appropriate to one of the essay topics, and produce a scholarly essay in response to the essay question.
Criteria for marking:
scholarship (knowledge of the relevant academic literature) rigour, adequacy and insight in the empirical account ability to apply theoretical argument to empirical phenomena effective use of written sources Engagement with media clarity and strength of the argument presented presentation of written work (references, bibliography, literary style)
bibliography including at least 12 sources (not including sources from the Reader)
at least 12 references with 6 of them should be academic