Oped Review Discussion
eview one of the Op-Ed pieces available from the links below that have been prepared in the past by individuals with a recognizable by-line and/or an interest in the topic.
NOTE: These are intentionally older Op-Ed pieces so that you have a way to comment on the issue after it has been in the public forum for a while. Often times Op-Ed writers have to do research to get the public’s opinion and/or to draft their view.
Answer the following questions as part of your critique/evaluation in a document of no more than 2 pages. You only need to choose one Op-Ed.
http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3796379-155/op-ed-transgender-bathroom-policies-are-not (Links to an external site.)
http://www.digitaljournal.com/sports/review-olympics-2016-what-to-expect-in-rio-this-summer/article/460228 (Links to an external site.)
http://www.phillymag.com/citified/2016/04/24/bernie-sanders-soda-tax-op-ed/ (Links to an external site.)
What issue is under discussion? What is the author’s position on the issue?
What is the tone of the opinion piece (favorable, unfavorable)?
What is the person’s expertise on the topic? Does this seem appropriate?
What benefit, if any, does the person’s organization appear to be gaining from this placement?
If you had to write a response to this piece, what details or arguments might you propose?