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Australian Magazine Readership - what are the numbers?

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

 

1. Magazine Associations brag about the number of readers of their magazines but is it true?

Go to Roy Morgan - Australian Magazine Readership

Roy Morgan

Look at the Readership ('000s) and list the top 10 magazines in Australia in order of size.

2. Can you think about who might read these magazines? What is the gender? What is the age range? Discuss with a partner.

3. Should Coles and Fresh be regarded as a magazine? Why? Why not?

What about Open Road? It is provided to NRMA Members.

4. Was there any information that surprised you? What was it? Why did it surprise you?

5. Is there any magazine that your family gets and reads?

6. Create your own survey of your class and their families' readership. See if the results compare to Roy Morgan's results.

 

 

The Rise of Fake News

High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

1. "While the internet has enabled the sharing of knowledge in ways that previous generations could only have dreamed of, it has also provided ample proof of the line, often attributed to Winston Churchill, that "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on".


So with research suggesting an increasing proportion of US adults are getting their news from social media, it's likely that more and more of us are seeing - and believing - information that is not just inaccurate, but totally made up."
(Source: BBC News)

Read the rest of this article and highlight the key facts...Reading

BBC news

2. Various websites try to make sure that news is actual news and not fake news. Do you know of either of these two following websites?

Snopes

Snopes
Media Watch

Media Watch

3. Investigate with a partner and choose a particular piece of news that you thought was real but turned out to be fake.

Did this surprise you? What did Snopes or Media Watch have to say about it? 

4. What role does Facebook play in fake news? Read the following articles from Reading

The Conversation 17 November 2016

The Conversation
The Conversation 23 November 2016

The conversation
 and list the key points. Share with a partner.

 

 

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