Fairness and Balance

Lesson Objectives

  • Identify the characteristics of a fair news story. 

  • Identify the characteristics of a balanced news story.

Video Introduction:

Hong Kong University's Journalism and Media Studies Centre Lecturer Anne Kruger explains the difference between fairness and balance in the news.

Guiding Questions

  • What are the differences between fairness and balance?
  • How would the story of the three little pigs changed if it was completely fair and balanced? fair, but unbalanced? unfair and balanced?