A small selection of titles where you might find articles. There are many more options, so reach out to a librarian for help! Scroll down to see news and magazine databases (big collections of stuff where you can search by keyword or topic).
For more information about news and popular press sources and to find additional titles, check out our News Sources Guide.
Databases are large collections of publications. These library databases focus on news, magazines, and popular press publications.
Find an article relating to a current wildlife or environmental issue in the popular press.
This should be a specific issue, such as effects of some practice on an endangered species, rather than a broad topic, such as species extinction in general, which I cover in class. You may use newspapers such as the New York Times, weekly news magazines such as Time or Newsweek, or periodicals such as National Geographic. Only use mainstream media sources; IF you use material from a mainstream source’s internet site, you are responsible for ensuring that there is enough information for a 4-6 minute online presentation. You may also consider using Google or another News search engine to find online articles.
Review the article and prepare a 4-6 minute online presentation for the class via Canvas Studio. The presentation should be a concise and powerful distillation of the point of the article. Some additional research of other literature may be necessary to “fill out” some of the content areas. Your presentation should be as objective and fair as possible; avoid biased information.
An example of a list of key points may look something like this: