CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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March 13, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
What makes a video go viral? Do producers of viral videos have any control over how the public reacts to them? Explain.
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Daily Discussion Questions
What is meant by the term "humanitarian crisis"? Why do you think that the situation in Syria is described as a humanitarian crisis? What are some of the latest international efforts to end the fighting in Syria? Do you think that there is anything else the international community could do to try to stop the violence in Syria? If so, what? If not, why not?
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Who is Joseph Kony, and why was a video made about him? Why do you think that its producers chose to spread their message through a video? Why do you think that this video was able to spread through social media? What kinds of responses has the video generated? What have some critics said about this video? What is your opinion?
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What is South by Southwest (SXSW)? Why do you think that a music festival transformed itself into an event that also features movies and technology? What do you think might be the pros and cons of introducing a technology product at an event like SXSW?
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