ews Journal Written Assignment:
News Journals require you to relate current events to the topics covered within POS 2041, American
National Government. For this Journal you will select your own article. The article you select will
determine your success on this Journal. The article must be about Political Behavior (Elections,
Political Parties, Public Opinion), and illustrate a concept discussed in your textbook. The news article
you select must itself be at least 4 paragraphs in length and come from a major, national news
For a list of sources and search possibilities please go the Media tab, on the POS 2041 Lib page.
Please format your News Journal in the following manner:
Summary Summarize in paragraph form the facts and issues presented in the article. Please
document the source of your information with a parenthetical reference.
Application Apply one or more concepts from your textbook to the information in the news article.
Specifically explain how the material in your textbook is illustrated in the article you are examining.
This can be accomplished by using examples from the article and terms or concepts found in the
Analysis Provide an analysis that identifies the perspective presented in the article and compare it to
your understanding of the effect of political behavior on American Government today.