You are a rookie news journalist, and you just completed your first major assignment covering a political campaign, including extensive research of websites to provide the political background of your story. Your best friend e-mails you and asks you about it.
Write a 350- to 700-word e-mail to your friend in which you detail the challenges you faced regarding the following:
? Your responsibility as a journalist to provide fair, honest, and balanced coverage
? Your assessment of the credibility of political Internet sites you visited for your research, such as Drudge Report, Daily Kos, or Colbert Nation
? Your awareness of how political news reporting influences public opinion