Citizen Watchdogs and the News


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The Internet and digital media present unmistakable opportunities and benefits to the public but also significant challenges. This lesson focuses on the ways that digital media, and especially mobile media, are shaping the relationship between the people and the press and expanding the role that citizen watchdogs can play in a democracy. In this lesson, students consider the definition and responsibilities of "citizen watchdogs," develop a culminating set of strategies or guidelines for combating confirmation bias as they consume and create news and information, and consider the very powerful role of social and mobile media as tools for social change. Less

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    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: Civics, American Democracy

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