What is news?
Seeing ‘the news’ on any given day is the result of a series of judgements and conversations between editors and journalists in the newsroom, interviews, on-the- ground reporting, exciting leads and even setbacks. It is the result of hundreds of hands, ears and eyes working away in newsrooms to pull the stories together.
This lesson will focus on the story of Grenfell Tower, how the news broke and how The Times and The Sunday Times followed, investigated and covered the story.
It will require students to look at how such a high-profile news story was broken to the public, and covered by the media. They will review stories, and reaction, deciding which are true, which are questionable claims and which are false.