In this activity, students watch a video in which a Newseum expert identifies bias in a 1918 newspaper article about the Chicago race riots, then apply what they’ve learned to a contemporary news source.
Want to know when a story is slanted or skewed? These tools and activities will show you how to detect all types of bias — from political to geographical — and how to respond.
Students boost their media literacy skills by learning to identify stereotypes in the media they consume.
See how two Southern newspapers publicly re-examined their coverage of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s.
As long as there have been news media, there have been accusations of media bias. In this activity, students use the E.S.C.A.P.E. strategy to closely analyze a historical source, shedding light on past instances of bias in the news and drawing comparisons to present-day problems and complaints.
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