http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF2mGIbxX-Y<br />And this is how we get our news now!<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIrX6UiXReE<br />
Listmainia!<br />Now working in pairs go through the list of news channels you have both made & classify each channel under the 3 headings below:<br />US Bias<br />Other Bias<br />Unbiased. <br />
Why do we tend to be more sensitive about where our news comes from than we are about what we perceive to be entertainment? <br />For example – most of the films we watch come from the USA and though we are sometimes concerned about cultural representation, it doesn’t become an issue about our democracy. <br />Consider how would we react if ALL our news came from America?<br />
The Top 5!<br /><ul><li>The five leading players in the global news arena are;</li></ul>Al Jazeera English<br />CNN<br />France 24 (available in French or Arabic)<br />Russia Today<br />BBC World (considered the most objective) <br />
Who gets the most viewers globally?<br /><ul><li>Who knows!
It is actually very difficult to find accurate worldwide audience figures for most of the channels – they are a little cagey about releasing them.
News = a global commodity <br />It does not just HAPPEN <br />It is produced, purchased and sold on like any other commodity<br />Therefore there is a buyer (News Channels), a seller (News Agencies) and a consumer (the Public – us)! <br />