For this assignment, you will demonstrate both your creativity and your knowledge of crime myths and the media. This assignment has two parts that you will submit together. Be sure to review the rubric before you begin writing. Part I You will compose a one-page news story that you will create yourself. Pretend that you are a writer for your local news station, and compose a one-page article that analyzes the war on drugs, and relate it to crime myths. You get to decide how you depict the information, where your story takes place (location), and what happens in your story. Be creative and inventive, and make it your own! Remember, this is original. While you may use the Internet to get an idea of topics (e.g., marijuana arrests, meth lab busts, illegal transportation of drugs), you may NOT use a story you find online. Do not submit a general drug story. Ensure that you provide a story, and then relate the story to its link to crime myths.
Part II You will compose a one-page explanation about how the media influences perceptions on crime. You can relate your explanation to your fictional news story. How do you think your story would influence readers? Your explanation can include the specific words, images, or descriptions you used to sensationalize events and make them news. Your submission must follow APA-style guidelines and formatting. Be sure to use at least two sources to support your paper. A title page is not required for this assignment.