Publications I: What is News?Adapted from Newseum’sWhat is News Lesson GuidePart I: Critical Thinking1. In your own words,...
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What is news worksheet

  1. 1. Publications I: What is News?Adapted from Newseum’sWhat is News Lesson GuidePart I: Critical Thinking1. In your own words, answer the question — what is news?2. This video lists nine categories for types of stories that are considered news.Name three of these categories, and explain what types of stories each onedescribes.3. Name two to three other categories that you would add to the list that youconsider news.4. Were there events in this video that you recognize? List two of the stories andwhy you think they were important.5. What other events from history would you add to this video? List three events,and for each one, explain why you chose it.6. What would life be like without the news? How would you learn about what isgoing on in the world around you?Part II: Short EssayChoose three of the following questions to answer as fully as possible. Your answersshould be written in complete sentences and should be at least three paragraphs inlength.1. Are there events from this video that you recognize? Are there events in thisvideo that you lived through? How does the fact that they occurred during yourlifetime change the way you remember or feel about these stories versus thehistorical events depicted?2. Many of the key events in this video were represented by images. Discuss howphotographs and other images are used in reporting the news. How do they make adifferent impression than the written word?3. Think about all the different ways the key events were presented in this video —news headlines, photographs, video clips, sound bytes from speeches and newsbroadcasts. How has news changed over time? Has the way we reportthe news affected what news is covered?4. There were many types of news media that were seen in this video. In recentyears, we have seen new types of media emerge that were not featured in this video.What are those types of media? How have they changed the face of the news andhow it is reported?

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