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(CNN Student News) -- November 8, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How can a personal story enhance news coverage? Offer an example of a personal story you have seen included in the context of a larger news story and explain why you think the journalist included that personal story.

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President Visits India

What countries does President Barack Obama plan to visit during his trip to Asia? What was the first topic of discussion during his trip to India?

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According to the program, what does President Obama say about the benefits of a good relationship between India and the United States? What concerns have some critics raised regarding this relationship? In your opinion, is a good relationship between the U.S. and India good for American workers or for American businesses? State your rationale.

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In your opinion, is President Obama's Asian trip a good or bad idea? Explain. What do you think might be the potential benefits and drawbacks of a president taking international trips?

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Hurricane Tomas Impact

What are some of the challenges that Haiti's residents have had to endure this year? According to the report, how have some of these residents responded to these challenges? What is your reaction to their response?

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What is "donor fatigue"? What do you think could be done to try to combat donor fatigue? In your opinion, what, if anything, can be done to reverse the feeling of hopelessness that has engulfed Haiti's people?

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In your opinion, who should be responsible for helping Haitian residents recover?

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From Miner to Marathoner

How long is a marathon? What city's marathon was held yesterday? Approximately how many people competed in this marathon?

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Who is Edison Pena? According to the report, how did Pena train for the New York City Marathon? What do you think might be the similarities and differences between Pena's training for the marathon, and the training of a typical marathon runner?

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What do you think that people feel, both physically and emotionally, when they run marathons? Why do you think that some people might want to compete in marathons?

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Career Connections: Production Assistant

What are the duties of a production assistant? What do you think might be the qualifications that a production assistant might need?

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According to the report: What might be a future position for a current production assistant? How might skills a person learns as a production assistant be valuable in the next position?

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What advice does production assistant Monique Smith give to students interested in a career in broadcast journalism? What advice does she offer for anyone who is trying to figure out what he or she wants to do?

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