Breaking News

  • Illustrated By: Julie McLaughlin
  • Pages:96
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Think
  • Themes:media literacy, future of journalism, social media, critical thinking, fake news
  • Available:05/16/2023
  • Lexile:1170L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:V
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The news can inform and inspire, but it can also misinform and mislead.

Becoming a savvy news consumer is more important than ever as people are spending an increasing amount of time on the internet and social media, where they're exposed to fake news and clickbait. And as major news events such as the COVID-19 pandemic have shown us, the global spread of misinformation and disinformation puts lives at risk and accurate and reliable information can save lives.

Breaking News: Why Media Matters helps kids become critical news consumers and teaches them how to tell fact from fiction. It explores the history of the media industry, the important roles the news plays today and the challenges it faces, and it gives kids the tools they need to find the news they can use.

“Solid advice to aspiring reporters, a glossary, and strong resource recommendations complete the picture. A welcome look at how journalists shine a light on the world.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Easily digestible content…This helpful guide is well suited for journalism lessons and will foster a necessary understanding of the power of information and news as well as how to responsibly engage with it.”
– Booklist
“An engaging book on the media and why it is important. Will provide a good introduction for anyone interested in the media and ideas and resources for readers who want to go further and get involved in the media. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Engaging and important…Covers [subjects] with care and insight.”

– Sal's Fiction Addiction

“A noteworthy addition to the Orca Think series…Through exploring the history of journalism, why media matters, and how to be a critical consumer of media, readers will leave this book with an understanding of the importance of journalism…highly recommended for public and school library collections.”

– Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Canadian Children’s Book News

“Anyone who loves to learn, and is fascinated with the concept of possibly going out and finding entertaining and informative stories should read this book…A great way to understand the workings of our newspapers, and radio and television broadcasting.”

– Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2023  |  Commended

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