Watch CBC TV’s “The National” at 10 pm this Thursday night.November 4th (http://www.cbc.ca/thenational/watch/)
In a one page essay, evaluate the lead story as to importance, relevance, and influences.
1. Why do you think this story was the lead? What do you think influenced the editors to choose it?
2. What elements were included that made it important? What elements were missing?
3. Noticing what else was in the news that day, could you
suggest anything else that would have been a better choice?
As we discussed today, look for these elements:
Space: how near or far are the events?
Power: do the events effect citizens?
Time: did this story have immediacy?
Relevance: Can we relate to the subjects of the story as ourpeople?