Activity 1

Which types of Media do your students use to get informed on a daily basis?

Ask students to state the types of either traditional or new media that they use and have the results of a week to measure the frequency of the media used by your class.

Select from the ones below:

New Media 

  • Websites
  • Blogs
  • Email
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Video Sharing Platforms
  • Online Newspapers
  • Online Forums
  • Wikipedia

Traditional media

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Newspapers
  • Direct mail
  • Posters
  • Books
  • Fliers

Activity 2

Do this exercise one afternoon, collect one breaking news piece from all media channels, all TV news announcements,  online newspapers and radio. Compare the level of detail, severity and angle of each news announcement. Is it the same? Is it subjective?

Activity 3

How many of the eight elements of the Belshaw’s model element can you name?

Which ones do you consider relevant to?

Which ones would you like to enhance?