WEEK 9: USEFUL SOURCES & POWERFUL CHARACTERS
Throughout the process of structuring and putting my podcast together, I have had to do a lot of research about my topic. Since my topic is a topical issue, my research has been quite successful and I have received a lot of useful results to support my episode. However, as I keep structuring and restructuring my episode, some sources become very useful and others have to be left out. As known, my episode is about US Immigration. I do not plan on including any characters in my episode because I would not be able to access real victims of the situation.
Even though I would not be including characters in my episode, I would be using articles from my research and names of the people who wrote the article would be mentioned. Therefore, these names would serve as my characters for my episode. Their names would be mentioned to attribute their work to them to avoid any form of plagiarism. One of my sources was written by the CAP immigration team and Michael D. Nicholson and their article discusses some of the effects of Immigration on the US economy. This source is useful for my episode because my episode is going to explain the positive and negative effects of immigration on the US economy and based on that discussion, I would make a conclusion on if the US should gladly receive its immigrants without any problems.
At the beginning of my episode I would give a little insight on what Immigration generally means and I would be picking that from the Merriam- Webster dictionary. I will eventually zoom into what US immigration has looked like over the years by stating a rough figure I got from one of my research results; Science Vs Immigration from Bello Collective. These sources are useful because they give the listener of the episode a general insight of what is going to be discussed further.
In the episode, I may repeatedly use the phrase “according to”. This phrase indicates my way of introducing my sources or characters which would give my episode a supporting evidence. Most of my sources are coming from different people or organization but they have the similarity of country of origin which is the United States.