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BEE 4750: Environmental Systems Analysis: Exercise


For this exercise, we will look at several online resources to investigate your initial impressions and identify possible bias in the pieces.  Please answer each of the questions posed on the Exercise 2 tab of the Libguide.

Final Reflections (please add these to the end of your assignment):

  1. What story are you learning from these articles? 
  2. Why is it important to read both sides of an argument?

The New York Times vs. The Wall Street Journal

  1. What is your existing impression of The New York Times? 
  2. How did you come to have this impression?


  1. What are your immediate opinions when you hear Wall Street Journal vs. The New York Times
  2. How might these opinions affect which article you choose?

Inside Climate News


  1. What are your immediate thoughts when reading the first three (short) paragraphs?
  2. Please provide an example of information that is being presented in a biased way, what is the truth in within this statement and what is the spin?

The Christian Science Monitor vs. Independent Women's Forum

  1. What are your initial impressions from the names of these two publications?
  2. Were your impressions correct? Please explain.