ERIC Number: ED390761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
"The CNN Effect:" TV & Foreign Policy. Study Guide. Episode #834. America's Defense Monitor, Educational TV for the Classroom.
Edwards, B. T.
This program examines the current acceleration of the decision-making cycle in the conduct of foreign policy due to the instantaneous reporting of events, called "The CNN Effect." The sometimes paradoxical consequences of global media coverage are noted, along with the examination of the medium of television itself, and its shortcomings in explaining complex events. The study guide offers questions to use before viewing the video, questions to follow the video, classroom activities to focus student thinking on the problem, topics for further research, and a list of seven resources. (EH)
Descriptors: Broadcast Journalism, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, International Relations, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Mass Media Use, News Reporting, Nonprint Media, Political Power, Politics, Secondary Education, Social Influences, Social Studies, World Affairs, World Problems
Center for Defense Information, 1500 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005 ($25 per VHS copy; educational discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Defense Information, Washington, DC.