I saw it on TV...
CNN. FOX News Channel. Dateline NBC. CBS 20/20. ABC Nightline. Discovery Channel's A Haunting. NPR's All Things Considered. PBS Online News Hour. Comedy Central's Colbert Report.
Many people get at least some of their daily information from television and radio. A good news program can:
- keep you informed of the important newsmaking events of the day
- suggest research topics
using Broastcast Media as an information Source
- Don't assume that everything on "the news" is true. Verify news stories with other sources.
- Learn to tell the difference between true journalistic reporting and soft news such as infotainment (entertainment news masked as real news).
- The media can respond to major events within minutes, but other events may be reported daily or weekly.
- Some shows are archived on the internet and/or available for purchase. As a rule, broadcast media does not provide a permanent record of events.
Want to learn more about the news? Watch "News War," a Frontline 4-part special. It's available online, free.