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LDST 250 (03 and 04): Opinion/Editorial Assignment: Home

Newspaper Websites

Finding Opinion Articles (Editorials, Opinions, Op-Eds, etc.)

Select a published opinion-editorial from a regional or national newspaper.  Do not select a letter to the editor.

Use the databases and links below to locate an opinion or editorial article.  Watch the online videos to learn how to search Lexis/Nexis,  Newspaper Source Plus and Access World News effectively.

News Report or Opinion: What are the differences?

Paragraph A: After the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, the impulse of politicians will be to lower flags, offer moments of silence, and lead a national mourning. Yet what we need most of all isn’t mourning, but action to lower the toll of guns in America. (From “Preventing Mass Shootings Like the Vegas Strip Attack”)

Paragraph B: A gunman on a high floor of a Las Vegas hotel rained a rapid-fire barrage on an outdoor concert festival on Sunday night, leaving at least 59 people dead, injuring 527 others, and sending thousands of terrified survivors fleeing for cover, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. (From “Multiple Weapons Found in Las Vegas Gunman’s Hotel Room”)

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