Are accusations of bias clogging your news feed? Are your students quick to point out that something's unfair — but not as ready to explain why? Tune up your “fairness meter” to assess how objective or biased content really is.
Students learn the persuasion techniques used by politicians when running for office, deepening their ability to analyze a variety of media produced by campaigns and to help separate fact from fiction.
Is it OK to clean up a quote or broadcast unconfirmed information? Students become more critical consumers of news media by examining real-life case studies of journalists striving to be accurate, fair and clear.