CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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January 12, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
Between TV, the Internet, newspapers or radio, what do you think is the most effective way to get the word out about a political candidate? Explain.
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Daily Discussion Questions
What resources are needed to run a U.S. presidential campaign? What are some presidential campaign expenses? How do you think that a national campaign for president might differ from a campaign for state or local office? Do you think you would want to get involved in a political campaign? Why or why not?
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Why did thousands of people line up at a Johannesburg, South Africa university? What incident happened there? What options do you think are available for South African young people who don't get a college admissions spot?
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What differences does CNN's Nic Robertson see between the pro-government and anti-government rallies in Syria? What do people on both sides say about the Syrian government? What do you think could happen if government supporters and opponents aren't kept apart, as mentioned in the report? Explain.
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