Be the Editor
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Average Duration
30-60 min.
Difficulty Level
Lesson Host
Self-guided interactive lesson

Test your news judgment by selecting the most newsworthy stories to feature on the homepage of your news site, then explain your choices.

News literacy topics

News judgment

Learning objectives

  • I can apply and extend my news judgment skills by comparing the newsworthiness of a group of dissimilar news stories and support and defend my choices.

Essential questions

  • How should news organizations decide which news reports to feature as the top stories of the day?
  • What are the general criteria news organizations use to determine which stories to feature more prominently than others?