Booklist - Asking Questions about How the News Is Created
This title in the Asking Questions about Media series focuses on four areas in news reporting: how headlines are chosen, how news companies grab readers’ attention, how and why readers interpret news differently, and bias in news reporting. Within each topic, the author introduces concepts, such as the use of charismatic broadcasters to deliver television news, and promotes reflection by asking such questions as why some news stories are placed more prominently in newspapers and on news websites. Fact boxes and glossy color photos supplement the text, while case studies consider trends and debates in news reporting. A rounded resource, where children don’t just learn about different types of news media and their impact on audiences but they also see how to be critical consumers of news themselves.