This TED Talk is perfect for introducing the purpose of journalism or freedom of the press, and this handout is great for facilitating critical thinking centered around these key concepts. This product contains teaching suggestions and a lesson plan, as well as a one-page handout with before-, during-, and after-viewing sections.
Before viewing, students will complete a quick-write to activate their thinking. During viewing, students will answer 4 questions to check for comprehension. After viewing, students will reflect upon their personal views on the purpose of journalism and compare/contrast their views with those expressed in the video.
I can see many uses for this, whether in an ELA, Journalism, Newspaper, or Government class. I hope your students enjoy the talk and the questions designed to make them critically think!