English Faux News Rationale
During this last week in Language & Literature, we have been creating a “false” news story and video, based on a documentary we watched in class “Faux Fox News.” Our groups story was about the overload of homework in the IB that causes heavy stress on Canadian Academy students. This story is true, but we have slightly twisted the story, and is biased towards the IB program and the teachers, portraying the students as being victims. This task required us to imitate many techniques Fox News used in our own news report. This task helped us understand how usual news reports are made, and the work that goes behind them, since we were doing almost the exact thing. Also, we noticed how news reports can be really biased, since they usually only show one side of the story, and it depends on the news station on what side they take on. General news reports are viewed by audiences that are interested in current events, and keep up with news stories. In this specific episode, since it is related to the school community, students and teachers will view this report.
|Learning Outcomes||Topics(s)||Course Selection||Text Type of Task||Title of the Task|
|1) To show an understanding of techniques used by news organizations to create bias.
2) To show an understanding of the representation of bias in the media particularly that examined in the documentary Outfoxed.
3) To show an understanding of how language can be used to create bias or construct different versions of reality.
|Representation in the Media||Part 2: Language & Mass Communication||News Report||“Students Voice News”|