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My World Media Literacy How do journalists find the news?

When making the news, journalists have to do a lot of research to find a good story. Social media and the internet have sped up the process, but journalists still have to consider where to find their sources, what questions to ask, and whether or not they can trust their sources. Then, they gather information such as interviews, videos and ...
  • 2020
  • 00:02:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy Getting the news right

On June 3, 2019, there was a violent attack on the streets of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. More than 100 people were killed. There were no official records of what happened, but we spoke to a team of BBC journalists who were able to find and verify hundreds of videos filmed on phones, and hold those responsible to account. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:05:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy Who decides?

Everything you see, read and hear on the news is based on decisions, because there simply isn't enough space to report everything happening in the world. Have you ever thought about who makes those decisions, and why? What roles do people play in the process – and how much do computer algorithms have to answer for?
  • 2020
  • 00:02:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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The Exchange Newspapers in the Digital Age

John Stackhouse, former editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, discusses his book Mass Disruption that chronicles the decline of the newspaper. Six centuries ago, the printing press enabled widespread distribution of the newspaper. Stackhouse discusses what has disabled the industry, including the digital revolution and particularly the smartphone. He also discusses the impact of technology on the craft of journalism.
  • 2015
  • 00:10:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2016

News in Review - May 2009 The Decline of the Traditional Media

Newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations have been hit hard by the economic recession. Advertising revenues have plummeted, and the so-called traditional media are losing ground to new media. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how newspapers and other old media are struggling to survive. We’ll also examine what a new media world might look like.
  • 2009
  • 00:15:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2009

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