Selecting a topic isn't always easy. The following is list of mediums that will provide you with ideas for selecting and narrowing your topic:
- What's on the News (television, newpaper, online)
- Current debate everyone is discussing
- Topic that is of interest to you
- Googled the Topic
This website on Immigration is a good start: The Urban Institute
The information cycle illustrates what types of information is available based on events. By understanding the information cycle, you will be able to determine what information is available on the topic and better evaluate information sources covering it.
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