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(CNN Student News) -- October 8, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In your opinion: What elements are essential for a good interview? Are those elements the same regardless of the medium for which the interview is produced (e.g., broadcast, online, print)? Explain.

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Afghanistan Status

According to the report, what shifts have taken place in Afghanistan since the U.S. began military action there in 2001?

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In your opinion, do the gains made during the Afghanistan conflict outweigh the challenges that remain? Explain.

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Do you think that the U.S. military can address all of the challenges mentioned in the report? Why or why not?

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Seeking Solutions

Were you surprised by the statistic in the Department of Justice survey regarding violence among young people?

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In your opinion, what, if anything, can be done to curb violence among young people?

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The H1N1 Virus

In what ways, if any, do you think that Dr. Sanjay Gupta's experience with the H1N1 virus would have been different if he had contracted the virus while in the United States?

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If you could interview a medical expert on any topic, what topic would you choose for the interview, and why?

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