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(CNN Student News) -- March 22, 2011

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What field of journalism most interests you? What kinds of courses do you think might be required to enter your chosen field?

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Strikes on Libya

According to the report: What is the status of a no-fly zone over Libya? How have some nations and the Arab League responded to the no-fly zone?

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According to the program, what have U.S. military officials said about Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi? In your opinion, should removing Gadhafi from power be a goal of the current military action in Libya? Why or why not?

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What did officials say was the reason for an attack on Colonel Gadhafi's compound? How would you describe the scene at Gadhafi's compound after the bombing?

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How does CNN's Nic Robertson differentiate in his report between information that he has been given from other sources, and observances that he has made himself? Why do you think that Robertson makes it clear which information he's directly observed, and what he is being told by others?

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How do you think that people in Libya, both loyal to Gadhafi and opposed to him, might react to the no-fly zone?

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Japan's Youth Take Action

According to the report: What setback occurred at a Japanese nuclear power plant that was damaged by a tsunami? What actions have been taken in response to this damaged nuclear plant?

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According to the segment: How have some young people in Japan responded to that nation's recent catastrophe? Why might this reaction change some people's perceptions of Japanese youth?

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What did the young people in the segment say about Japan's disaster and their role in the nation's future? What is your reaction to their statements?

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Cellular Merger

What proposed corporate merger could result in the largest U.S. cellular carrier? According to the program: What might be the pros and cons of this merger? How did the stock market react to this proposal, and why?

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Why do you think that some mergers require federal approval? In your opinion, what reasons might federal regulators give for approving or denying a merger? Explain.

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