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  1. News Lesson

    Differing Perceptions of What is News in China and Hong Kong

    By Masato Kajimoto and Anne Kruger The University of Hong Kong Political structures vary widely between China and Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is officially part of China, it exists in a “one country, two systems” principle, with China being ruled as a ...

  2. News Lesson

    Journalistic Peer Review: The Guardian vs. Chicago's Press Corps

    Who watches the watchdog? Journalistic peer review in the debate over a Chicago Police Department holding facility "Truth" is a tricky subject in News Literacy. Because we use each day's news as our text, students quickly discover that ...

  3. News Lesson

    Deconstructing a Viral Video: Skydiving Without a Parachute

    The video purportedly shows a man jumping from a plane 9,000 feet above the earth with no parachute, dropping through a small opening in a roof and onto a trampoline. Thanks to the power of social media, it didn’t take long to go viral. But was it real?. ...

  4. CNL News Lesson

    Making sense of the campaign: Information neighborhoods

    SERIES:   Making sense of the campaign / Lessons in News Literacy. Drawing upon the 2016 presidential campaign for examples, this series of teacher's guides provides everything instructors will need to tailor foundational News Literacy lessons to ...

  5. Course Building Materials

    Vietnamese News Literacy Manual

  6. Video

    Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock Resigns over Campaign Spending Concerns

    A story from Chicago NBC affiliate WMAQ on the resignation of Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock from March 17, 2015.  This video comes courtesy of DRC partner ShadowTV.  Video schockresign_nbc_story.mp4 Do Not Display English Attribution-NonCommercial ...

  7. Overseas Partner Lesson

    Sorting Through Rumors During Hong Kong's Occupy Central

    Description:  By Masato Kajimoto and Anne Kruger The University of Hong Kong During the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong during the fall of 2014, many rumors swirled online, drumming up attention to the attendees, especially during clashes with the ...