CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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October 19, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
Why do you think that it is important for a journalist to get all sides of a news story? Can you think of any example of a news story that could be told from one perspective? Explain.
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Daily Discussion Questions
What do you think might be some arguments for and against the exchange of 1027 Palestinian prisoners for one captured Israeli soldier? How do you think that this exchange might affect the security situation in that region, if at all?
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What factors do you think contributed to the decision to send U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Libya? What do you think might be the significance of high-profile visits by foreign diplomats to new governments?
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What do the people in the report say about Las Vegas's economy? How is one Internet retailer trying to help the city's economy? What is your opinion of his strategy? Why do you think that Las Vegas has high foreclosure and unemployment rates compared to other cities? What kinds of data do you think economists might use to compare the economies of different cities?
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What is unique about the design of Daniel Kim's motorcycle prototype? How will the motorcycle stay upright? Can you think of other uses for this stabilizing technology? What is your reaction to Kim's vision that his motorcycle be the primary commuting vehicle in the United States? How do you think that American consumers will react to his motorcycle?
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