You need to locate and read current newspaper articles (or op-eds, magazine articles, online logs, but not Twitter) for this assignment. There are two ways I recommend locating these news sources.
Once you locate your articles, you will do a close reading keeping an eye out for different fallacies.
If you have ever worked with an instructor or a librarian that taught you to check the credibility of your sources by using CRAP, CRAPP, CRAAPO, RADAR, SHEEP, SIFT, TRAAP, understand what those checklists do...and don't do. They're pretty good at evaluating ethos but do little to nothing for evaluating logos and pathos. Unfortunately, the only way to truly understand an article's argument is to read the article and critically engage with it. Sorry, no shortcuts here. You have to be able to think for yourself.
Locating logical fallacies entails making careful judgments of the information you encounter. You must be able to recognize the underpinnings of the story. This takes practice.
The Book Bistro (second floor of Rod Library) includes current issues of the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Des Moines Register, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, and Northern Iowan.
You are not required to use physical copies, but sometimes it's nice to flip through a physical product!