CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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November 14, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
In a news story about a company, how might viewers respond differently to photos provided by the company versus photos taken by journalists?
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Daily Discussion Questions
What is the purpose of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation? How do you think that APEC member nations might be affected by Europe's debt crisis, if at all?
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What change occurred in Italy's government over the weekend? What issues do you think Italy's people want their next prime minister to address first? Explain.
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Why do you think that Japan recently allowed journalists to tour the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant? What responsibilities do journalists have when reporting from an area that the public does not have access to? Would you want to tour this facility? Why or why not?
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How do you think that the Dead Sea got its name? What kinds of organisms did biologists find in the Dead Sea? Where else on Earth do you think scientists might find previously unknown forms of life?
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What is the significance of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)? How did the people in the report react to what they saw inside the VAB? Why do you think that NASA decided to open the VAB to the public? Do you think that it will stay open if NASA starts developing a new rocket there? Explain.
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