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ERIC Number: EJ828455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Beyond the Network News: Progressive Sources for the News You and Your Students Won't See on Fox or CNN
Gorski, Paul
Multicultural Perspectives, v9 n1 p29-31 Apr 2007
Multicultural educators have long fought for diversity in the curriculum, equitable representation in text books, and the inclusion of student voices in the learning process. These are important fights, but they are doomed to result only in tokenism if multicultural educators do not incorporate the skills of critical thinking into the consideration of various voices. During this era, particularly in the U.S., of widespread conservatization, multicultural educators must look beyond the most mainstream news sources so that they stay informed. One way to stay informed is to turn their attention away from the mainstream networks and toward online news sources that are not controlled by corporate interests, but that, instead, are run by grassroots journalists and organizations committed to social justice. These sources make public the stories and struggles left un- or under-reported by Fox News, CBS, ABC, NBC, and CNN. Because most do not rely on newsstand sales to stay afloat, they have no stake in self-censoring, they hand no power to advertisers, and they do not shy away from discomforting their readers. In addition, these sources can be great curricular and pedagogical tools. In this article, the author provides a directory of some of the most user-friendly, most progressive, mostly non-corporate online news sources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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