Media Ethics: Fairness Formula Starts With Accuracy
This activity examines a recipe for good journalism: Accuracy + balance + completeness + detachment + ethics = fairness.
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- Media Ethics
- Have students read “Fairness Formula Starts With Accuracy,” by Charles L. Overby.
- Students then should complete the worksheet.
- Have students share their responses and look for similarities and differences in their answers. Is there agreement on good standards?
- “Fairness Formula Starts With Accuracy” and Fairness Formula worksheet (download), one per student
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.