Decision 2012: Media Literacy
Media literacy is a vital skill not just for understanding the events taking place in our own country but also for building awareness of our nation's place in the world. Comparing domestic coverage of our presidential election to international perspectives provides a window into our nation's global status and foreign affairs. To explore this idea, start by searching for U.S. election news on English-language sites of international news sources such as Xinhua (China), France 24 and Arab News (Saudi Arabia). You can find links to many more international news sites here. What election topics get the most international coverage? Why do you think this is? How is the international coverage the same as or different from domestic election news?
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