While iconic news photos can deliver powerful messages on important issues, the news audience also needs to be aware of how they could also be misleading sometimes.
Journalistic truth is not absolute. It is the best obtainable version of the truth based on verified facts up to that point of publication. News reporting builds over time.
Algorithms are not some mysterious magic behind social media services. Users can control what they see to a certain degree if they know how to “train” the personalized algorithms.
In today’s media and information landscape, news and journalism need to be redefined for the students.
When content providers produce advertising material that resembles news, they do so in order to borrow journalism’s credibility to promote a product, service, person, group, or even an idea.
Some news stories are re-written press releases. Should we call those reports journalistic content?
Do your students really understand the impact of social media on the news they consume? How about its effect on overall human psychology, behavior, and interactions?