FIRST NEWS SPECIAL EDITION
Making Sense of the News
Making Sense of the News: real news, fake news and everything in between
First News investigates news in this 28-page special edition, giving young people a fascinating insight into the history of news reporting, the media today and the important links between a free press and democracy. It supports the teaching of critical literacy, explaining how to fact check articles, identify bias and assess the reliability of sources.
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Each week with your pupils, as well as discussing the news stories, debate the decisions made by First News’ editorial team. Do pupils agree with the editor’s choice of front page story? If they were editor would they have chosen a different front cover to lead the edition of First News?