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  1. CNL 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 ...

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    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?. ...

  3. CNL News Lesson

    Evaluating Sources using IMVAIN with the Middle Schoolers at New York’s IS303

    When it comes to judging the credibility and reliability of news reports, news consumers have two main concerns: evidence and sources. Evaluating the reliability of information sources involves rating them based on a number of objective criteria. A simple ...

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    Identifying News Neighborhoods through the Trayvon Martin case

    August 28, 2012   Download the PDF of this lesson plan The shooting death of Trayvon Martin in February of 2012 was a major news story not only in Florida, but around the United States. In this lesson, students will be introduced to the News Literacy ...

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    Looking at Verification Online

    This twitter post told the story of an issue on a plane that never happened. The writer later said that it was made up--along with this image. December 16, 2013 One of the most essential of all News Literacy concepts is that of verification – the art and ...