The first step in this assignment is to follow the news. You can browse Google News, one of the free news sites listed below, or other reputable news sites for top stories.
While you can access most current news stories for free on news websites, you can use library databases to search for your topic in a wide array of news sources all at once. Be sure to use the date limiters to see the most current stories!
Like current news, you can often find long-form journalism for free on websites like those listed below.
The library has database access to back issues of these titles. Try searching your topic in the database if you aren't having any luck finding a relevant story on the publication's website.
If you want a scholarly take on your issue, check out a library database and limit to Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Articles. Remember, scholarly articles take time to get published. You'll probably have to think broadly about your current event to find scholarly articles that will inform your research.