The final essay is a text analysis of news reports (newspapers, television reports, radio news) on drug-related issues at regional, national, international, or transnational level. The topic is quite open (from the involvement of Elvis Presley in the media campaign against drugs up to the Opium Crisis). You need to collect, at least, seven reports on your case study, analyze the news framing (i.e., the journalist perspectives, the language, pictures and/or images that come along with the report). You also need to discuss your topic through academic lenses. In other words, you need to collect data from scholarly sources to compare/contrast/criticize what and how journalists have reported your case study.
you can also analyze political commentary (news editorials, political radio talk, etc.), but you need to have a clear differentiation between them and news reports.