The Onion

Short Assignment

“The Onion” – presenting fiction and fact through satire

As a class we will review articles from “The Onion” related to politics. Your task will be to write a 1-page “Onion”/satirical piece about a political fact/fiction of your choice.

http://www.theonion.com/section/politics/

Remember as always, the focus is on examining a source’s reliability and validity. “The Onion” is satirical, but sometimes people believe their articles are factual (see the two links below). The assignment is designed for you to consider how and why people perceive information to be factual. You may work by yourself or in a group. If you work in a group, the group will receive a group grade.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/06/02/7-times-the-onion-was-lost-in-translation/

http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinchack/people-who-dont-realize-the-onion-isnt-a-real-news-source – .ytQJLNd2DW

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