News and magazine articles, reports, videos and audio programs are great places to discover ideas for your research topic. Sometimes a headline or title can spark an interest in an issue or topic and become a starting point in your research process. Explore some of the resources suggested below to find inspiration for your research topic.
Time to come up with a topic for your research paper. Here are some sources that may give you some ideas:
► Go to the database, Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Look at the Browse Issues list for a issue that interests you or search by a descriptive keyword. The pages on Mass Media and Media Bias are good starting points. Be sure to look at the list of "Related Topics" on the pages for more ideas.
► On the websites page
** browse through articles and headlines of some of the groups listed in the Media Groups box.
** look through the issues and reports from the Pew Research Center
► Scan the topics discussed in the Media Matters and On the Media podcasts and listen to the programs that interest you.
► Think about readings and discussions you are having in class.
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