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Know Your Sources!
The horrific and shocking nature of breaking news shouldn’t stop you from becoming a well-rounded consumer of worldwide news. In order for you to form an intelligent decision about world events, you MUST develop a portfolio of news organizations that will deliver a diversity of perspectives for you to consider.
Here is a list of a number of news organizations, associations, online resources and opinion makers so that you can keep current on world events and lead the conversation in meaningful new ways.
Here is a selective list of news resources. I will periodically update this as new sources are recommended.
VARIOUS NEWS RESOURCES
BBC (British Broadcasting Company)
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.
It is the world's oldest national broadcasting organization and the second largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, with over 20,000 staff in total, of which 16,672 are in public sector broadcasting
Al Jazeera (Arabic: الجزيرة al-ǧazīrah IPA: [æl dʒæˈziːrɐ], literally "The Peninsula", referring to the Arabian Peninsula), also known as Aljazeera and JSC (Jazeera Satellite Channel), is a Doha-based state-funded broadcaster owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network, which is partly funded by the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar. Initially launched as an Arabic news and current affairs and satellite TV channel, Al Jazeera has since expanded into a network with several outlets, including the Internet and specialty TV channels in multiple languages.
Al Jazeera is among the largest news organizations with 80 bureaus around the world. Al Jazeera is owned by the government of Qatar.
Times of India
The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper. It is the third-largest newspaper in India by circulation and largest selling English-language daily in the world according to Audit Bureau of Circulations (India). According to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2012, the Times of India is the most widely read English newspaper in India with a readership of 7.643 million. This ranks the Times of India as the top English daily in India by readership.
All Africa is a voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing 2000 news and information items daily from over 130 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. It operates from Cape Town, Dakar, Lagos, Monrovia, Nairobi and Washington DC.
Asia Times (atimes.com), a free website, looks at regional and global issues from an Asian perspective; distinguishing it from the mainstream English-language media, whose reporting on Asian matters is generally by Westerners, for Westerners.
Latina is an American monthly lifestyle, entertainment, beauty and fashion magazine for bilingual, bicultural Hispanic women published in English by Latina Media Ventures. It has a combined audience of nearly 3 million
El Mundo - Boston
Family owned and operated Spanish speaking newspaper published by a well respected Cuban American family.
Guangming Daily is an Chinese-language daily newspaper published in the People's Republic of China that was launched in 1949.
*CBS News (Sometimes better insight on stories covered)
BBC News on Cable TV
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by Carole Copeland Thomas, MBA, CDMP
Last week I had the privilege of working with seven remarkable young teenagers who participated in a FREE week long workshop called JSHOP. Sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists. JSHOP transformed these students from curious young adults to working journalists in five short days.
The vision of veteran journalist Russell Lacour JSHOP is in its fifth year, with a goal of bringing out the best in student critical thinking.
The NABJ JSHOP is an opportunity for high school students all over the country to experience a hands-on journalism workshop in conjunction with the NABJ national conference.
Held in Boston between the Hynes Convention Center and Boston University the students crafted story ideas, were given deadlines and covered key events during the 39th Annual Convention of the National Association of Black Journalists.
At the end of an intense week, the students completed a newsletter and several video clips featuring their personal profiles and the convention's Town Hall meeting.
I congratulate Russell and his team of seven faculty members, the parents who encouraged their children to participate and the students themselves who worked long hours to complete their assignments. No one dropped out of the program. Every student graduated! It was indeed a joyous opportunity to shape the lives of student power in action.
Visit their website and read the student articles and learn more about JSHOP:
To learn more aobut the National Association of Black Journalists visit:
Your comments are welcome.
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