Journalism The power of persuasion

“With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.”

‭‭Job‬ ‭12:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Who, or what, is a journalist?

a person who writes for newspapers, magazines, or news websites or prepares news to be broadcast.

"foreign journalists had been expelled from the area"

The power of the media has risen steadily alongside the growth of the modern world. It could be said that the American Trump presidency is the campaign that was won ultimately through portrayal in the media.

During this unit, you will discover ways that media is treated and explore topics that may have personal meaning to you or someone else in the class. Tread with consideration. World events affect every individual differently.

If you are feeling sensitive about anything mentioned in this unit, don't forget that help is always available both within and outside King's Christian College. Lifeline is a good example of an organisation designed to help you.

As you read through the Pearson English textbook, take note of the words that you have not seen before or the meaning of which you do not yet know. On our class Haiku page there is a Vocabulary Builder for everyone to use. There are instructions and some examples from our first page of reading. Return to Haiku now to have a look. You will be asked to return here at the end of the week to insert your own new word.

When examining the information contained in our Pearson English textbook, it is important to pay attention to the questions that pop into your head, and equally important that you write them down. As you write the answers to the questions posed to you in the text, write your own questions afterwards on the same page. I will be asking for these questions regularly.

During next week I will be away on Year 7 camp. This means that you will be working through the information in the Pearson text book with a fair degree of independence. Work well. Now enjoy the video below. It has lots of grown up concepts but if you keep listening and don't let yourself become distracted you might just find some really important stuff for the coming term.


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