IFSM 304 Assignment – Current Events

IFSM 304 Assignment – Current Events

Paper CE: Analysis of a Current Events article.

The purpose of this assignment is to analyze a current events article (i.e., only one) that you may choose from any online current periodical, trade magazine, or other electronic publication about a global digital ethical issue. While this assignment will increase your knowledge in that subject area from a corporation viewpoint and enable you to analyze digital ethical issues of a current GLOBAL situation or event, it will also help enhance your research and writing skills, as well as your critical-thinking abilities.

Start by selecting one current IT related online article (2017 sources or later) about a global ethical issue. Note that this assignment is not a general essay about the topic selected, it must be about the current event article that you have selected. In addition, please note that while articles from journals may be of interest, they are ultimately too long and involved for this assignment – it is best to find an article from the World Wide Web from a trade magazine, or other electronic publication.  Provide the source citation that is in compliance with the American Psychological Association (APA) formatting rules, as well as the persistent URL – one that anyone can click on to re-access the original article.

The following elements must be addressed:

  • Summarize the whole article by all of its key or salient points. It may help if you use bullets to note the salient points of the article, as you read through it. A summary is desired, not just the “thrust’ of the article.
  • Analyze the multi-national and global aspects of the article – what is the impact or what is the importance of the information in the article?
  • Determine three critically important questions not otherwise included in the article that you would like to address to the author regarding the article – you are not expected to answer the questions!

Prepare a double-spaced paper and submit it to the LEO Assignments Module as an attached Microsoft Word file. The instructor will provide your grade and feedback via the LEO Grades tool. This assignment does not have a specific length, as the length depends upon the length of the article that is being summarized, but you want to make sure that you have fulfilled the three requirements listed above. Remember to use headings for each topic criteria. The length of Paper CE is not a factor considered in its grading!

Use APA formatted source citations for all sources utilized, in your reference list.  Remember, as a minimum, the source citation for your article must be included along with an external link. In addition to critical thinking and analysis skills, your paper should reflect appropriate writing mechanics, good organization, and proper business-writing style.  Include a Cover Page with your Name, the UMGC/Name of the Class, and the Title of the Paper.

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