Students will select and read over the duration of the course an article (4 articles) published by a mainstream, respected, popular press or selected publications, such as these approved sources: The Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Hindustan Times, Newsweek, Deutsche Welle, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Nigeria Health Watch, The Guardian, US News & World Report, The Atlantic, Science, South China Morning Post, IRIN, VOX, Wired, The Daily Grind,or online sources, e.g. Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, BBC, NPR, ABC, CBC Public Radio International.
Students will put together a weekly brief on each of articles (10 points each) in PowerPoint format
Do a thoughtful and thorough search on the internet for these articles. This may take some time. Stay away from blogs, opinion editorials, peer review journals, and organizational newsletters for this assignment.
Articles must be global in intent. That is, if possible, it can’t only be about the United States or high-income countries but must link data and information with what is going on in middle- and lower-income countries.
The following are NOT ACCEPTABLE, without prior approval from the professor:
Any article published before January 1, 2018Any article or text from Wikipedia, blogs, peer reviewed journals, opinion pieces or opinion editorials (e.g., Op Eds), organization websites or newslettersAny article from a source that is NOT mentioned above. Easy rule of thumb: if it’s not listed in the list above, don’t use it. If you’re not sure if it’s a blog or an opinion piece or a proper source, please seek my review and pre-approval.Any article or text less than 400 words.Any article or text without evidence-based information, e.g., population data (demographic/household and/or health behavior data; health outcomes) and/or baseline-end line program data.Submitting the assignment: 1. The complete assignment must be uploaded onto blackboard in two parts: 1) the brief, and 2) a copy of the article you read. 2. When entitling your upload, paraphrase the article’s title in no more than 4 words so readers can tell what the technical topic is, what the geographic focus is, what the issue is. For instance, the article on “Africa Is Suffering A Silent Crisis of Stroke” can be paraphrased, “Stroke.Africa.Crisis”. If you don’t title your upload with a paraphrase, you will lose one point.