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Duration
Less than 30 minutes
Topic(s)
  • Journalism
  • Media Ethics
Grade(s)
  • 6-12

  1. Divide students into small groups.
  2. Tell them: Editors, reporters and photographers make content decisions every day based on their news judgment, understanding of their communities and awareness of their ethical, legal and economic responsibilities.
  3. Have students read the scenario and discuss the options.
  4. Encourage them to come up with a consensus on the action they’d take.
  5. Have each group share their decision and explain their reasoning. Did they find other groups’ arguments compelling? Why or why not?

  • What Is Newsworthy? case study handout (download), one per small group 

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