by Barb Palser
There is a lot of news in the world and a lot of information that goes along with it. We couldn't possibly be able to hear about, read about and process ALL of the different stories out there, so who decides what news is most important? Who decides what news is most relevant? Is there more than one way to report a news story?
This text is easy to read, and looks at the different types of news sources. It discusses valid sources, bias, accuracy, credibility and spin. There are many examples of different types of reporting from real-life news cases. There is also a chapter about online news and looking for the sources of different internet articles.
All in all, this is a fairly simple and straightforward text about where news comes from. Middle grade readers would benefit greatly from this discussion of sourcing news and thinking about bias.