Story on Medicare Reform by the President

Navigating the World Wide Web

Week 2 – Discussion 2

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.


Select two of the following scenarios and summarize the information you found and how you located it.

· You are writing a story on Medicare reform and you want to include quotes by the president on the topic. Visit The White House (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. , and look for mentions of “Medicare” in the president’s speeches and addresses. (Paul & Hansen, 2007, 98)

· You write the medical briefs column, and you want to focus on new developments in cancer treatment. Find news releases at the American Cancer Society (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. . (Paul & Hansen, 2007, 102)

· You are a health and nutrition columnist, and you are writing a column on the fat content of fast foods. Review the nutrition information on the Burger King (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. , McDonald’s (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. , and Wendy’s (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. websites. (Paul & Hansen, 2007, 105)

· A Harrier GR7 from the U.K. Royal Air Force crashed into the crowd during an air show demonstration. You need background about the plane. Visit the Royal Air Force (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. website. (Paul & Hansen, 2007, 108)

· You are writing a story about a local grade school that has launched its own radio station with a low-power FM frequency license. Find out how many other grade schools in the U.S. run radio stations. Visit Radio-Locator (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. . (Paul & Hansen, 2007, 112)

Explain some of the research limitations that reporters may encounter in utilizing the World Wide Web? What is meant by the “invisible web” or “deep web”?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s), and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

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