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Taking Charge of Your Role

Want to make the most of your opportunities to participate in the media? These tools and activities will help you understand how the First Amendment has shaped our media landscape and your role as a media consumer and contributor.

  • Activity

    Confronting Confirmation Bias

    Students consider how confirmation bias and motivated reasoning shape the way we respond to evidence presented in news and opinion pieces.

  • Artifacts

    Free Press Challenges Through History: Analyzing Historical Sources

    Freedom of the press is much simpler in theory than in practice. In this activity, students use the E.S.C.A.P.E. strategy to closely analyze a historical source, shedding light on how freedom of the press has ignited controversy and drawing comparisons to today’s debates over the role of the media.


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