This is the penultimate week for this phase.
Here is the quick version of what I would have covered in class if we had had time:
Newspapers are the rough draft of history
If you can decode the news, you can understand how history gets written, and why people think what they do.
Most sources are regular businesses; they worry about
(most have some “opinion" content:
Some sources have varying degrees of connection to the government
Official publications (government or party)
Pro-government because of pressure
NB: there is nothing automatically "wrong" or nefarious about these biases; these people aren't necessarily Bond villains!
What is this source doing and why?
You should by now be able to move beyond the article-by-article analysis and see what the source does in general. Having identified what it is doing, you also should draw some conclusions as to why.