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(CNN Student News) -- May 13, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

If you were putting together a digital resume, what types of media would you use? What information would you include in both the written and non-written portions of the resume?

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Afghan President in D.C.

What statements did U.S. President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai make yesterday regarding the relationship between their two nations?

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Why do you think that these world leaders felt the need to address their countries' relationship?

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What actions do you think that Afghanistan and the United States could take to demonstrate the strength of their relationship? Explain.

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Underwater Oil Leak/Oyster Industry Struggles

What is the purpose of BP's "top hat"? Do you think that this device will work? Why or why not?

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How has the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico affected the oyster business seen in the report?

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What do you think that Jennifer Jenkins means when she says, "They'll probably walk away from it in much better shape than we all will"? Do you agree or disagree with her statement? Explain your rationale.

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Detroit Demolition

According to the program: Why is the city of Detroit planning to tear down 6,000 homes over the next two years? What have critics and supporters said about this plan? With which side, if either, do you agree? Explain.

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In your opinion, what might be the short-term and long-term impact of this demolition plan for Detroit and its residents? Explain.

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Video Resumes

What is the purpose of the New England School of Communications' "Hire Me" website? What do the graduating students seen in the segment say about the site?

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In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages of a digital resume versus a traditional paper resume?

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