Whilst looking at the front pages on this site it may be useful to think about the following questions:
- Do newspapers tell the truth?
- Why might a newspaper present a biased view?
- Can bias or censorship ever be justified?
- Do newspaper articles tend to tell the whole story? If not, why not?
- How do photography, typography and layout affect the telling of a story?
- What are the invaluable aspects of newspaper culture?
- What are the more sinister and dangerous aspects?
These downloadable activities (see below) have been designed for KS3 and KS4 - A' Level classes.
When working with images from the site, you should also have a range of recent newspapers to hand (for example The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Daily Mirror, The Sun, and a number of local newspapers). It is important that students can experience the physical nature of the newspaper, as well as familiarising themselves with the different formats and up-to-date news stories.
Students may choose to extend some activities by creating convincing mock-ups of their ideas on the computer. They can distribute these to other classes, include their articles in a school newspaper or leave them in reception for visitors to read.