Know Your Neighborhood - Part 2 - What Makes News Different?

Lesson objectives: 

  • Describe the three traits that define journalism as explained in the course (V.I.A.)

  • Apply the three traits of journalism to a specific event or story

  • Evaluate the reliability of a piece of information using the characteristics taught in this lesson. 


Stony Brook University Journalism Professor Steven Reiner applies VIA to the NEWS information neighborhood. 

Guiding Questions:

  • How would you determine if a piece of information was news or not?
  • How might you have checked for verification in a piece of information?


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