Uncovering How News Is Made Want to trace how news is sourced and shaped? These tools and activities will deepen your understanding of where news comes from, how it is made, and how the context of a story can influence its content and impact. Activity Journalists Code of Ethics Students evaluate three recent news stories for adherence to the standards expected of journalists in their daily work. Activity What Would You Do? Media Ethics Scenarios This activity helps students apply journalism standards of accuracy, fairness and clarity in deciding how to report the news. Activity Front Page Photographs: Analyzing Editorial Choices Four activities use the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages to show how a photo can say as much about a newspaper and its community as it does about the day’s news. Activity What’s Appropriate to Publish? A ‘Breakfast Test’ Case Study This activity debates what types of news photographs are appropriate to publish as journalists strive to be fair, accurate and clear. Activity Weighing Photographic Choices This case study explores how editors might use different criteria in deciding what photos are appropriate for their medium. Activity Breaking News: Tracing the Facts Students use news reports to understand how information evolves during a disaster. Activity Anonymous Sources in Our Daily News This activity looks at the use of anonymous or unnamed sources in news stories. Activity How the Medium Shapes the Message Students analyze different news sources to gain an understanding of how today’s diverse media environment shapes the information we receive. Video ‘Sources’ Video Lesson In this Newseum-produced video, five journalists look at the use of anonymous sources and the impact they have on the public’s perception of the news media. Activity News About My Community Students conduct online and oral research to discover how the local news reflects their community's interests.