STUDENTS WILL WATCH ONE 30 MINUTE NEWS SEGMENT ON TELEVISION.  WRITE AN OUTLINE OF THE CONTENT OF THE 30 MINUTE BROADCAST. YOU SHOULD LIST EVERY TOPIC PRESENTED.  YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ANY COVERAGE OF HEALTH & OR AGING ISSUES BUT RECORD EVERYTHING MENTIONED. LIST WHAT COMMERICALS WERE RUN DURING, BEFORE AND AFTER THE NEWS PROGRAM.  HOW MUCH TIME WAS USED FOR THE COMMERCIALS. WHAT WAS BEING ADVERTISED IN THE COMMERICALS. WHO WAS THE TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THE COMMERCIALS? READ ONE NEWSPAPER COVER TO COVER. WRITE HOW MUCH SPACE WAS USED FOR FULL OR HALF PAGE ADVERTISEMENTS AND HAD NO NEWS. LIST HOW MANY PAGES WERE USED FOR; SPORTS, OBITUARIES, WEATHER, COMICS AND FINALLY HOW MUCH WAS ACTUAL NEWS! HOW MANY ARTICLES WERE RELATED TO HEALTH AND/OR AGING ISSUES.  (This can include zika virus or national issues along with US issues). What place in the broadcast or in the newspaper were these issues placed?  Front page?  Last story on the TV broadcast? You be the reviewer of content! Your thoughts!  (Three – Five pages is usually the content needed.)

Outline of the Content of the 30 Minute News Broadcast

Introduction:
– News anchor introduces the program and highlights the top stories for the day.

Topic 1: Local Weather Report (5 minutes)
– Meteorologist provides a detailed forecast for the local area, including temperatures, precipitation, and any significant weather events.

Topic 2: Political News (7 minutes)
– Discussion on recent developments in local and national politics, including interviews with politicians and analysts.
– Topics mentioned: upcoming elections, policies, and controversies.

Topic 3: International News (8 minutes)
– Coverage of major global events, such as conflicts, diplomatic relations, and humanitarian crises.
– Topics mentioned: Middle East conflict, trade negotiations between countries, and natural disasters.

Topic 4: Business and Economy (6 minutes)
– Report on the current state of the economy, stock market updates, and business news.
– Topics mentioned: job market, stock market performance, and corporate mergers.

Topic 5: Entertainment News (4 minutes)
– Coverage of the latest celebrity gossip, movie releases, and cultural events.
– Topics mentioned: red carpet events, upcoming movie releases, and industry controversies.

Topic 6: Sports News (5 minutes)
– Highlights and analysis of recent sports events, game scores, and player performances.
– Topics mentioned: football, basketball, and baseball games, player injuries, and team standings.

Topic 7: Health and Aging News (5 minutes)
– Discussion on health-related issues, medical breakthroughs, and aging-related topics.
– Topics mentioned: current medical research, new treatments for diseases, and aging population challenges.

Advertisement Break (4 minutes)

Topic 8: National News (7 minutes)
– Coverage of major national events, politics, and social issues affecting the country.
– Topics mentioned: immigration policies, healthcare debate, and education reforms.

Topic 9: Local News (6 minutes)
– Updates on local events, community issues, and human interest stories.
– Topics mentioned: local crime rates, community initiatives, and upcoming local events.

Conclusion:
– News anchor briefly recaps the top stories of the day and invites viewers to tune in for the next broadcast.

Commercials:
– Specific commercials aired during the program are recorded.
– Time used for commercials is noted.
– Products or services advertised in the commercials are listed.
– Target audience for the commercials is identified.

Analysis of the Newspaper Content

Introduction:
– Overview of the newspaper, its layout, and sections.

Advertising Space:
– Calculation of the space used for full or half-page advertisements that do not contain news content.

News Sections:
– Count of the number of pages used for sports, obituaries, weather, comics, and actual news.
– Comparison of the space dedicated to each section.

Health and Aging Related Articles:
– Identification of articles related to health and/or aging issues.
– Assessment of the placement of these articles within the newspaper (e.g., front page, last page, dedicated section).

Reviewer’s Thoughts:
– Personal evaluation and opinion on the content of the news broadcast and newspaper.
– Assessment of the coverage of health and aging issues, as well as the placement of such topics within the media.

Conclusion:
– Summary of the findings and reviewer’s overall thoughts on the content.