CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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January 10, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
Why might it be important for a reporter to tell about both sides of a conflict? Can you think of situations in which this might not be possible?
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Daily Discussion Questions
What is currently happening in Syria? What does CNN's Nic Robertson say about these events? Why might people from both sides of this conflict want to give information to international journalists?
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How has a lack of snow affected some skiers and businesses that rely on snow? How is one businessman in Vermont dealing with this challenge? Can you think of any benefits of unseasonably warm weather? Explain.
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Why does CNN's Fareed Zakaria say that 2012 is "the year of elections"? Other than the United States, what are some countries that could see changes in their national governments? How do you think that shifts in political power within a country might affect its businesses and residents? Where could you find more information on how these changes might affect the international community?
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