Try this for an in-class exercise:
1. Tape one evening’s newscast from ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX-CNN.
2. Remove the commercials, ads, etc.
3. Compare and contrast the different productions, stories chosen, order in which they are given, slant or bias of the reporter, etc.
4. Have class discuss the above, then “vote” on which of the news shows are the most objective, fair and balanced..........
That is a great lesson idea.