Welcome, Journalists. Here's where I can put wonderful things for you to research and discover.
Above you will see Edward R. Murrow, the father of modern journalism. Read about him here:
Here are two editorials on opposite sides of a current issue. Read them both. Which one is to you more persuasive? Which one has more factual support? Which is better written? In what ways? Evaluate each and be prepared to discuss.
Here is an enormously valuable resource for you: an online book:
Learn the 4 moves and 1 habit!
Today I'd like you to consider this question: how do you determine what you will believe? Of all you read online, how can you distinguish good information from non-information?
Take a look at these two articles, on the same topic:
What does each conclude? They can't both be right. Which one is the reliable one? How can you tell?
Now read this slightly out-of-date yet still relevant article:
Consider: what tactics get you to the truth? Knowing as you do that there are many, many bad apples out there whose business it is to deceive you, how will you outwit them?
Friday April 20:
A little about "fake news." We have looked at the factors that determine what is real news. Now let's look at how "alternative facts" creep into the media.
And now for our research on current issues here and abroad, our librarian has compiled a tool kit of admirable sites to inform us: