Question 1: Multiple choice.
WHO EXACTLY ARE THE REAL IDLE ONES IN THIS EQUATION?
A) The” protesters calling for social change”?
(As quoted in the article on page two of Bristol’s Evening Post newspaper, 19.9.09. On the front page the paper called the protesters “Idle” to rhyme with ‘Idol’ – see what they did there??)
B) The ‘hundreds’ of people the queued for up to 10 hours to see pop “Idol” Peter Andre.
(In the article on page 4, the headline says that “thousands” were at the store to see Andre. That’s quite a lot of people to arrive in just a few pages. He must be popular!!!.)
C) The Evening Post Editor and “journalist” #1
(They labelled the only people who are actually doing anything active on this front page as ‘Idle’ just to get a headline.)
D) The Evening Post Editor and “journalist” #2
(Couldn’t keep their facts straight between four pages?)
Question 2: Analytical skills
COMPARE AND CONTRAST
According to the visual evidence presented, where are the moments of ‘idle’ situated?
Next weeks lesson:
Journalist impartiality and integrity, and the need to check your facts.