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(CNN Student News) -- December 16, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Do you think that it is important for a news organization to reveal the relationships that it has with the people and corporations that it covers? Explain.

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CEO Meeting

According to the program, who did President Barack Obama meet with yesterday, and why?

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According to the report, what are some topics that the business CEOs discussed with President Obama? What do you think might be the potential benefits and risks associated with having American companies working together on economic issues?

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Do you think that future actions taken by these companies could have a significant impact on the U.S. economy? Why or why not?

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Person of the Year

Who is TIME Magazine's Person of the Year? According to TIME, why was this person chosen? Do you agree with this decision? Why or why not?

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Why do you think that TIME created this award? Who would you choose as your "person of the year," and why?

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What You Share Online?

What do the students in the report say about their expectation of privacy with regard to different forms of technology? Why do you think that these students have different expectations of privacy for their phones as opposed to their internet use?

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What do the parents in the segment say about how they have addressed their children's internet use? What was your opinion of their statements?

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Do you have a Facebook or other social networking account? If so, does anyone monitor your online activity? If so, how?

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What measures do you think that a person could take to protect herself or himself online? What role, if any, do you think that parents should play with regard to their children's online activity?

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Career Connections: Investigative Reporter

What are some of the differences between investigative and general assignment reporting? What do you think might be the value of each of these kinds of reporting for news organizations and for viewers?

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Why do you think that CNN's Amber Lyon says that a journalist "can really make a huge difference in society"? Do you agree or disagree with her statement? Explain.

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What advice does Lyon give with regard to career development? How might you use her advice as you plan your future?

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