ERIC Number: ED056945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Interpreting the Newspaper in the Classroom: Foreign News and World Views.
Nesbitt, William A.
This classroom text is intended to assist teachers in educating students as consumers of the mass media, especially in messages from abroad. The subject has two major aspects: 1) the student's own limitation, and 2) the effects of human frailty in gathering and presenting the news. The newspaper is emphasized over other news media in this book. Several articles provide discussions on the intellectual background on the press, the processing of news, evaluation of the press, and comparative case studies of news coverage. Suggestions for in- and out-of-class exercises are the focus of one whole chapter, and the final chapter consists of five readings: 1) "How to Use Daily Newspapers," 2) and 3) texts of recent speeches prompted by criticism of the press, 4) "The Press and the Bay of Pigs," and 5) "Communication Analysis and Comprehensive Diplomacy." The contents of the book are suited for direct classroom presentation, either by incorporation in discussions or reading assignments. (Author/AWW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Current Events, Instructional Materials, Mass Media, News Media, Newspapers, Press Opinion, Public Affairs Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, World Affairs
Foreign Policy Association, 345 East 46th Street, New York, New York 10017 ($2.50; Paperback)
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Authoring Institution: Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY.