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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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(CNN Student News) -- September 1, 2011

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What factors do you think that producers might consider in determining how much time should be devoted to a particular story in a news program?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What resources do you think that people might need after being evacuated due to flooding? What criteria do you think might be used to determine whether it is safe enough to return to a home that has been flooded? Explain.

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What impact, if any, do you think that damage to life at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico might have on the rest of the Gulf? How do you think that the findings discussed in the program could affect the people who live along the Gulf Coast, if at all? How do you think that the companies involved in the Gulf oil spill might respond to the findings featured in the report?

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What challenges do you think that Oscar Pistorius might face running against able-bodied athletes? How do you think that some of his competitors might react to his prosthetic legs? How might he be an inspiration for others? What is your opinion of the controversy surrounding Pistorius racing with artificial legs? Do you think that he should or should not be allowed to compete in Olympic qualifying races? Explain.

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