CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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May 15, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Are news reports effective at raising awareness about a dangerous disease? If so, how? If not, what is a more effective way of raising awareness about these diseases?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What are some of the reasons why a department within JPMorgan Chase lost $2 billion recently? Where did the company's chief executive officer place the blame? What kinds of effects did the loss have? If JPMorgan Chase is still profitable, why do you think that analysts are taking one department's loss so seriously?

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According to the report, why is the Gladiator wildfire causing more concern than Arizona's largest fire? What do you think that fire officials take into account before asking people to leave their homes? Why do you think that some people chose to leave while others decided to stay?

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What are bacteria? What impact can some bacteria have on humans? How did Aimee Copeland become infected with dangerous, flesh-eating bacteria? How rare is this type of infection? What are some symptoms of this infection? What action should be taken by a person who suspects having such an infection?

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