Select a current or recent story or event, which has been covered in the media, that relates to the topics discussed in this course (i.e. medicine, illness, healing). In this paper (1500 words) you will examine how issues of sickness and healing are shaped in the media
– Are all the sources from the same cultural perspective? If not, what similarities and/or differences are there? – Are the sources from the same cultural context as the issue they are reporting on? Does this make a difference? Explain – Is there a pattern of how the stories are reported? – How is illness/health/healing framed? What is the perspective? What is the bias? – How does the media’s framing impact the interpretation of medicine/illness/healing? – What and who’s narratives/view points of illness or health are featured? – Are particular causes or remedies discussed?