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  • Is It Fair? Evaluate Your Media

    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.

  • On the Campaign Trail: The Battle for Votes

    Students learn the persuasion techniques used by candidates when running for office, deepening their ability to analyze a variety of media produced by campaigns and to help separate fact from fiction.

  • You Can’t Say That in School?!

    Students debate court cases to learn how far First Amendment protections extend in public schools, and why limits may be necessary.

  • Media Ethics

    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.

  • You Can’t Say That?!

    Students learn about restrictions to freedom of speech in public life, then debate court cases that determined when and why those limits apply.

  • Photo Ethics

    Students become more critical consumers of visual information by examining real-life case studies of photojournalists striving to be accurate, fair and clear.

  • Choose the News

    Students learn how a newspaper’s front page or website reflects the interests and values of the community, then work in teams to create their own front page or homepage.

  • Believe It or Not?

    Students explore the basics of media literacy and practice using tools to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of a wide range of sources.

  • Covering a Catastrophe

    Through the lens of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, students explore the unique practical and ethical challenges journalists face when covering breaking news.

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