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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)
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Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)
Australian & World News | Overview: Keywords
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Agenda, Bias, Broadcaster, Clickbait, Context, Correspondent, Deadline, Editor, Interview, Journalist, Objective (see also Subjective), Paywall, Public broadcaster, News cycle, Newspaper, Search algorithm#, Social media, Social media optimisation, Subjective (see also Objective), Syndication, Viral, Viral marketing.
Australian & World News | Overview: eBooks
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Why News Matters (eBook) by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-12-15
Why News Matters looks at the history of investigative journalism, including the scandals that reporters have uncovered and ways in which the world has changed for the better because of the efforts of these journalists. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index.
How Journalists Work by
Publication Date: 2017
Every day throughout the world, people watch newscasts, read newspapers, and consume news online. But what goes into producing that news? How Journalists Work goes behind the scenes to give readers a glimpse at how reporters gather and synthesize information to produce the news reports that keep us informed. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index.
Uncovering Bias in the News (eBook) by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-12-15
Media consumers rely on objectivity from their news sources, but that's not always a realistic expectation. Uncovering Bias in the News looks at the ways in which multiple media outlets can cover the same story in vastly different ways, the reasons for these differences, and how to recognize bias in a news report. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index.
Deception: Real or Fake News? by
Publication Date: 2018
There has been a lot of talk about fake news in the news lately. Being able to spot the difference between credible and non-credible sources is a vital 21st century skill to have. Learn the tricks and traps of deception and the skills required to achieve information literacy--and always get to the truth of the matter! Packed with fun facts and detailed sidebars, this informational text explores contemporary issues and high-interest, relevant subjects. Featuring TIME© content and images, this nonfiction book has important text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader's Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!
Australian & World News | Overview: Videos
Murdoch's misinformation: COVID-19, China and climate change
"Is Rupert Murdoch's media empire responsible for spreading deadly misinformation on COVID-19? From the United States to Australia, Rupert Murdoch's media empire regularly courts controversy. Its coverage of COVID-19, however, is on another level." The Listening Post's Flo Phillips reports on the Murdoch factor in COVID-19 coverage.
Insert Subject | Overview: Curriculum alignment
This Mentone Girls' Grammar School LibGuide supports the following Victorian curriculum outcomes. Click on the links to explore more.
Critical and creative thinking [Australian General Capability.4]
"Critical thinking involves recognising or developing an argument, using evidence in support of that argument, drawing reasoned conclusions, and using information to solve problems. Examples of thinking skills are interpreting, analysing, evaluating, explaining, sequencing, reasoning, comparing, questioning, inferring, hypothesising, appraising, testing and generalising. Creative thinking involves generating and applying new ideas in specific contexts, seeing existing situations in a new way, identifying alternative explanations, and seeing or making new links that generate a positive outcome. This includes combining parts to form something original, sifting and refining ideas to discover possibilities, constructing theories and objects, and acting on intuition."
Ethical understanding [Australian General Capability.7]
Exploring ethical issues and interactions with others, discuss ideas, and being accountable as members of a democratic community.
Intercultural understanding [Australian General Capability.6]
The capacity to process or reflect on the meaning of experience is an essential element in intercultural learning. Reflecting to better understand the actions of individuals and groups in specific situations and how these are shaped by culture. Reflecting on their own responses to intercultural encounters and to identify cultural influences that may have contributed to these. Learning to ‘stand between cultures’ and mediate cultural difference.