Monday, January 31, 2011

What is Going on in Egypt?

If you haven't been watching the news over the past few days, there are some troubling activities going on in Egypt. Use at least four sources to answer the questions below. Please hyperlink back to the articles in your post.

1) What is happening in Egypt that is getting a lot of coverage from the media?
2) Who is Hosni Mubarak?
3) Why is it happening?
4) When did the problems start?
5) Where are most of the protests happening? City? Place in the city?
6) How do you think this will end?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Can We Find Some Great International Papers to Follow?

Today we are going to sift through your observations and try to find some good international news sites. I would like you to go through your list and compare the newspapers. Find two that you would recommend for us to use and then do a google search on the name of the newspaper to see if you can find their on-line page. When you find the address, add it and the name of the newspaper to the new Google form below.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Front Page Scanning Part 2

We are going to try doing this assignment again. This time you will be able to add the information provided on a Google Form. Read the assignment below and add the information to the form:

You will repeat this exercise on Wednesday and Thursday using the same newspapers. On Friday we will analyze the information.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Front Page Scanning

Today we are going to be looking at the front pages of a bunch of different newspapers and trying to see if there is any conclusions we can draw from them. We will be using Newseum to look at the front pages and working together to look for patterns. What kinds of things do you think we will find?

Find at least ten newspapers you can read and decide if their focus is local, national, or international. Make a list and identify the name of the paper, the city and country it is published in, and which focus you think it has.

Click here for the Newseum's front page list. Front Page

Friday, January 07, 2011

The Australian

Today we will be perusing The Australian. Today I would like you to find a local (Australian) story and an international story and write a summary of each in the comments to this post. We will be sharing these the last ten minutes of the period.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Mail and Guardian- South Africa

The Mail and Guardian is a news site from South Africa. I see a lot of similarities between this site and typical sites in the United States (not just because of the online dating ads ;). Does this site "feel" different from the BBC site or Al Jazeera? 

After checking out the site, take a look at this post from Al Jazeera, US Beggar's Priceless Gift. Then look at articles on this story on the BBC site, CNN, or FoxNews. Did any other story use the word "beggar"? Does this word seem offensive to you? Why do you think Al Jazeera used the word in the headline?  BTW, I didn't find an article about this story on the Mail and Guardian.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera is a news site that is based in Doha, Qatar. Today you will be looking through the site. Do you notice a difference between this site and the BBC News site?

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

BBC News

Today we are going to look through the BBC News website.

 Why do you think I want you to look at a news source outside of the United States?