Unit V Research Paper
Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are two important rights individuals have in the United States. Today, there are so many news outlets featured on the radio, television, cable, and the Internet that are competing for our attention to the degree that some news media emphasize very sensitive and controversial subjects as a means to simply attract an audience. Some individuals criticize this practice as being harmful to society. Yet, others claim it is appropriate to report this type of speech in such a fashion.
Research the topic, Freedom of the Press, and write a research paper that explains your views on freedom of the press and whether this trend toward reporting sensitive topics does or does not have a negative impact on some work environments. Make sure that your paper has the following components:
Introduction – State your thesis and the purpose of your research paper clearly. What is the chief reason you are writing the paper? State also how you plan to approach your topic. Is this a factual report, a book review, a comparison, or an analysis of a problem? Explain briefly the major points you plan to cover in your paper and why readers should be interested in your topic.
Body – Present your arguments to support your thesis statement. This should be one to three paragraphs in length.
Conclusion – Restate or reword your thesis. Summarize your arguments. Explain why you have come to this particular conclusion.
Your paper should be three to five pages in total length, using 12-point double-spaced Times Roman font using APA format.
Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press. (n.d.). Retrieved April 30, 2015, from http://www.lincoln.edu/criminaljustice/hr/Speech.htm
Volokh, E. (n.d.). The Heritage Guide to The Constitution. Retrieved April 30, 2015, from http://www.heritage.org/constitution#!/amendments/1/essays/140/freedom-of-speech-and-of-the-press