Read Article: “Media Hype” and The Media Likes Scaring Us”
“Worry About The Right Things” and “The Media Likes Scaring Us”
by John Stossel.
: The YouTube Videos from 20/20 about Media Hype.
Students are to write a 2-3 page reaction paper regarding “Worry About The
Right Things”, “The Media Likes Scaring Us” and the Media Hype 20/20
I’d like to know your opinion regarding the two articles you read and
YouTube videos you watched. Please include your responses to these
questions in your paper.
Was anything surprising to you?
Discuss something you remember being “hyped” on TV or in the
Describe a time when you or your family members were affected by
Has something hyped in the media affected the way you thought or
Do you have any fears that may have been enhanced by something
you saw, heard or read via some form of media?
Discuss in detail some of the situations the author discussed and your
reaction to it.
12 point font
New Times Roman
Use proper spelling and grammar
Use proper essay/paper format (introduction, body, conclusion)
pages. You can always write more than two pages
Please read both articles by John Stossel before writing your paper.
Media Hype 20/20 Videos
Media Hype 20/20 with John Stossel- 20/20 videos on YouTube
I have posted the links to each part below. They are approximately 5-6
minutes each. They are fascinating and you will learn so much!