Check out these podcasts from our partner,
Pennsylvania State University's McCourtney Institute for Democracy.
Use the questions to guide media literacy reflection and discussion in your classroom.
What are the implications of the disappearance of news outlets?
What topics might be missing from the coverage of large news outlets? Do you think national sources will adapt to meet the needs of local areas?
When you see news about the climate, what topics do you notice? Are they similar or different from what Robert Bullard discusses?
What are common narratives or ways of talking about the environment? Do you think there is a better way to talk about environmental justice to bring about change?
Do you agree or disagree with the main positions of the podcast guests?
What are the differences between limitations placed on free speech from the government and those placed in social settings (e.g. friend groups, classrooms, or workplaces)?
Do you think people should limit what they say? Is it ever okay to ask others to limit what they say? Why or why not?
What are the consequences of the decline in trust discussed in this podcast?
How important is trust in news publications? How much skepticism is necessary? Can you be trusting and skeptical at the same time?
What is the relationship between the news and our understanding of criminal justice in society?
How do you think news publications should cover criminal justice issues?
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