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Join Tom and Olivia for this week's session. In this video, we'll walk you through each activity, give examples and hints, and then ask you to pause and complete the activities in your own time. Check it out!
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Read through these opinions.
For each one, decide how much you agree with it on a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 = strongly disagree and 10 is strongly agree. Make sure you can say why!
The media can change the shape of a news story. In this worksheet there are three different news stories where the story has been shaped. Work through each one and try to answer the questions as you go.
- Which of the story shaper examples might have the biggest impact on the covid-19 story?
- Can you order the examples from “smallest impact” to “biggest impact”?
- The media helps to get messages from the government to the public. Should it?
- When might it be a good thing for the government to send messages via the media? When might it be a bad thing?
The public was asked this question. You can see the answers in the pie chart.
What do you think? Has the media made the covid-19 situation better or worse? Have you changed your mind about this since the beginning of the Issue?
CHALLENGE: can you create some questions about the Issue and collect your own data?
What would you say to each person? Can you convince them to change their mind?
Try these questions to stretch your thinking further:
- Why else might someone avoid the news?
- When is it good to avoid the news? When is it bad?
- How can taking a break from the news be healthy?
- How could someone tell when it’s time to take a break from the news?
Over to you!
Head to the comments section below to share some of your thoughts on the activities and see what club members in other schools think.