News Report

The subjects we cover in WMST 200 appear in the news daily. This report will connect our course work to the most current developments of interest to the field, especially those that impact people’s day-to-day lives.Select a news article published in the last 12 months that focuses on a topic of interest to Women’s Studies [choose from the list below, or choose your own based on the criteria described in the next section of this assignment].After you have read your chosen news article, respond to the questions below in a 700-1,000 word (3-4 page) report about the article and what you have learned, focusing on the aspects of interest to Women’s Studies:Title, author, publication, date, and url for your news article.Brief (1-2 sentence) summary of the main topic of the article.Why would this article be of particular interest to a Women’s Studies student or scholar? If you’re not sure, one place to start is to review the information about Women’s Studies found in Module 1: What Is Women’s Studies?.What did you learn that you didn’t already know by reading this article?Which topic, person, example, or idea in the article would you like to know more about? What questions would you suggest the reporter ask in a follow-up article?What social, political, personal, historical, economic, artistic, or other impact might the information in this article have? Why?Is there anything you read or thought about while reading the article that has relevance to your life outside of this class or outside of the article itself?Include quotes and examples to support your discussion as part of your responses to questions 3-7. Remember to include in-text citations and a References list for all references to the article or class learning resources, whether quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.Please note that this assignment is a report, not an essay. You must write in complete sentences, but you do not have to write it as an essay with a thesis, body paragraphs, etc.. Instead, it is recommended that you number each response as you answer the questions. To meet the word count requirement, be sure to answer questions 3-7 in detail, and give specific examples or quotes (cited!) for each answer.Choosing a news article:An acceptable news article for this assignment meets all four of the following criteria:is found on one of the publications/sites listed in this Forbes report of 10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real Facts Rather Than Alternative Facts: [there are many more than ten reliable news sources to choose from if you scroll to the bottom of the article]was published in the last 12 months.has a byline (a named author), and is not marked “op-ed,†“opinion,†or “editorialâ€has as its main focus a topic of interest to Women’s StudiesIf you are uncertain if the article you have found is acceptable for this assignment, ask your instructor before proceeding, or choose one of the approved articles in the list below:What kind of message is fashion trying to send plus-size women? (Washington Post) [December 2018]They Called Her “the Che Guevara of Abortion Reformers†[Pat Maginnis, abortion rights activist] (Slate) [December 2018]The designer who radically suggested that women should wear what’s comfortable (Washington Post) [December 2018]A $21,000 Cosmetology School Debt, and a $9-an-Hour Job (New York Times) [December 2018]Series about raising boys today (read all three if you choose this; it looks long, but there are a lot of pictures!) (Washington Post) [December 2018]Being a boy: Age 8Being a boy: Ages 11 and 12Being a boy: Age 17An analysis of dental plaque illuminates the forgotten history of female scribes. (The Atlantic) [January 2019]Afghan Women Fear Peace With Taliban May Mean War on Them (New York Times) [January 2019]Japan’s Working Mothers: Record Responsibilities, Little Help From Dads (New York Times) [February 2019]Why did women in Congress wear white for Trump’s State of the Union address? (Washington Post) [February 2019]The ‘accidental bra fairy’ has helped homeless women for years. (Washington Post) [February 2019]It took 109 years, but Yale’s storied a cappella group just got its first female singer (Washington Post) [February 2019]’A Woman, Just Not That Woman’: How Sexism Plays Out on the Trail (New York Times) [February 2019]A Princess Vanishes. A Video Offers Alarming Clues. (New York Times) [February 2019]‘It Is Not a Closet. It Is a Cage.’ Gay Catholic Priests Speak Out (New York Times) [February 2019]’She’s Not a Woman. She Doesn’t Have a Child.’ (The Atlantic) [February 2019]Yazidi woman escapes ISIS slavery in Syria (Washington Post) [February 2019]Angela Davis is beloved, detested, misunderstood. What can a lifelong radical teach the resistance generation? (Washington Post) [February 2019]’You Have to Pay With Your Body’: The Hidden Nightmare of Sexual Violence on the Border (New York Times) [March 2019]Transgender Troops Caught Between a Welcoming Military and a Hostile Government (New York Times) [March 2019]Adventurous. Alone. Attacked: The number of female solo travelers has skyrocketed (New York Times) [March 2019]’In Afghanistan, We Laugh Differently’ [Afghan girls’ robotics team] (New York Times) [April 2019]Women Did Everything Right. Then Work Got ‘Greedy.’ How America’s obsession with long hours has widened the gender gap. (New York Times) [April 2019]Running Out of Children, a South Korea School Enrolls Illiterate Grandmothers (New York Times) [April 2019]Once a center of antiabortion extremism, Kansas’s protections are now stronger than ever (Washington Post) [April 2019]’Making history’: Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue will feature a model in a burkini and hijab (Washington Post) [April 2019]Fifty shades of white: the long fight against racism in romance novels (The Guardian) [April 2019]She Was Forced to Marry in Bangladesh. In Brooklyn, She Made Her Escape (New York Times) [April 2019]Transgender powerlifter Mary Gregory stripped of world records: ‘Where do we draw the line?’ (Washington Post) [May 2019]Which Box Do You Check? Some States Are Offering a Nonbinary Option (New York Times) [May 2019]One Hospital’s Plan to Reduce C-Sections: Communicate (New York Times) [June 2019]Madonna at Sixty (New York Times) [June 2019]The Struggles of Rejecting the Gender Binary (New York Times) [June 2019]Jazzercize (The Atlantic) [June 2019]Japanese ‘salaryman’ culture is marked by long hours and drinks late into the night. Meet the women breaking into it. (The Lily) [June 2019]The new feminist armpit hair revolution: half-statement, half-ornament (The Guardian) [June 2019]Minority Women Are Winning the Jobs Race in a Record Economic Expansion (New York Times) [July 2019]Ilhan Omar is unlike anyone who has served in Congress. This is her complicated American story. (Washington Post) [July 2019]Female lawmakers needed a critical mass in Congress before they could begin chipping away at the inequalities baked into the nation’s laws. (The Atlantic) [July 2019]U.S. Wins World Cup and Becomes a Champion for Its Time (New York Times) [July 2019]She Led a Famed Progressive Church. Then She Said She Was Harassed (New York Times) [July 2019]The Evolution of Emma Chamberlain (New York Times) [July 2019] [about YouTube star]The Taliban Promise to Protect Women. Here’s Why Women Don’t Believe Them. (New York Times) [July 2019]Jeffrey Epstein, R. Kelly and a Change in How Prosecutors Look at Sexual Assault (New York Times) [July 2019]Is It Possible to Stop a Mass Shooting Before It Happens? [female undercover investigator] (Cosmopolitan) [August 2019]Women Are Fleeing Death at Home. The U.S. Wants to Keep Them Out. (New York Times) [August 2019]Why Doesn’t Anyone Want to Live in This Perfect Place? [lesbian utopian communities] (New York Times) [August 2019]Stacey Abrams Is 10 Steps Ahead Of You (Isn’t That Great?) (Bustle) [August 2019]In Coal Country, the Mines Shut Down, the Women Went to Work and the World Quietly Changed (New York Times) [September 2019]When Choice is 221 Miles Away: The Nightmare of Getting an Abortion in the South (Mother Jones) [September 2019]‘I Refuse to Listen to White Women Cry:’ Activist Rachel Cargle (Washington Post) [September 2019]Meet the New Wave of Female Builders (Washington Post) [September 2019]What if Your Abusive Husband Is a Cop? (The New Yorker) [September 2019]How Employers Make It Impossible For Working Women To Breastfeed (HuffPost) [September 2019]‘Planned Parenthood’s Secret Weapon’ [about depiction of abortion in movies] (Washington Post) [September 2019]Why NASA’s First All-Women Spacewalk Made History (New York Times) [October 2019]These two articles should be considered together. If you choose them, include both titles/authors/url/etc. in #1 on the report:I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike (New York Times) [November 2019]Nike vows investigation following Mary Cain’s allegations of abuse at Oregon Project (Washington Post) [November 2019]The Quinceañera, Redefined: a traditional rite of passage has become a celebration of identity. (New York Times) [November 2019]How a Divided Left Is Losing the Battle on Abortion (New York Times) [December 2019]Writing Guidelines:This report should demonstrate that youread the article closely.are considering the article from the perspective of Women’s Studies.can write an organized, clear, detailed, and properly cited report .Use APA Style (6th edition) to format the report and all citations (in-text and in the references list).Here are some links to resources which cover the APA format:APA Style Guide: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/Citation Guides for APA styles at the UMUC LibraryVideo help for APA format through UMUC While I am happy to answer questions about the assignment, I encourage you to make use of UMUC’s Effective Writing Center if you’d like detailed writing help or another set of eyes to look at your paper before you turn it in. The EWC will require a few days to review a draft, so you will need to finish the paper early if you want to submit it to them.There is a sample News Report attached to this assignment. It is not a perfect paper, and yours does not need to look exactly like it, but it demonstrates a good understanding of the assignment and formatting requirements. The sample assignment is for informational purposes only. Your News Report should contain entirely original work, even if you choose a similar topic.AttachmentsNews Report Sample.docx (26.17 KB) Download All FilesNote the topic to write on is: What if Your Abusive Husband Is a Cop? (The New Yorker) [September 2019]

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