News Or Noise? Talking Heads

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In our ongoing feature on news literacy, we look at the talking heads who yell on television, and young people teach us the best way to follow important news stories. Once you've heard some of the conversation, it's time for you to put your skills to the test! “News or Noise? ” is a dynamic multiplatform radio project produced by Latino USA to encourage listeners to think critically about the news. Supported by Chicago’s Robert R. McCormick Foundation as part of its “Why News Matters” initiative, this year-long series of radio reports will explore top stories in the news cycle around which there is extensive commentary, misinformation, confusion or misunderstanding.

  
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  • 1. 
    All of the following are signs that you're listening to or watching a "Talking Head" show EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Buzzwords

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Generalized assumptions about a whole group of people

    • D. 

      Well-formed factual statements


  • 2. 
    What are good ways to ensure you're getting a balance of information about an issue? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Watch or listen to local news

    • B. 

      Listen to a variety of sources and viewpoints, not just ones you agree with

    • C. 

      Do online research on an issue

    • D. 

      Just pretend you know what you' re talking about


  • 3. 
    Why should "talkinghead"showsbe the last place you check for news or information? 
    • A. 

      These shows provide opinions to add to a conversation you 're expected to already know about

    • B. 

      They' re only on late at night

    • C. 

      They provide a good summary of all the factual information you 've heard so far

    • D. 

      You should never pay attention to "talking head" shows


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