News media play a significant role in the everyday lives for most of us, and we need to actively engage with it. If we don’t, we fail to appreciate the demanding and significant work of the journalists. Nor do we become critically aware of the explicit angles and the underlying perspectives in the news. The following set of critical questions will help us reflect carefully when watching, reading or listening to the news, whether global, regional, national or local. If you apply such questions as these consistently, engaging the news become increasingly meaningful!
Documentary film-making has seen a very significant resurgence in the last few years. Some of the questions to ask when watching feature films apply just as much to watching documentaries. But there are a number of specific things to consider in relation to documentaries. These questions will help you, and they’re ideal to use in a group discussion.
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