Covering the Middle East

While it’s a tough lesson, there’s a lot of talk about truth in the news coming out of the Middle East. Several news organizations and Columbia Journalism Review have addressed this as well.

For an activity (or even a lesson plan) you could ask the students to pull up the following links that address this. Have them report back to the group on what they see. (Warning, there’s a bit of overlap.)

  • AP link
  • Reuters link
  • New York Times link
  • CJR link: also has information comparing what is found on Meta vs. X vs. YouTube.

Three closing questions for this:

  • How does this make you question some of what you see on social media?
  • How do we as student journalists help educate teens on media literacy?
  • How might you use resources such as NAMLE to help educate others?

Read in the original Weekly Scroll here.