Welcome to the Breaking the News Blog Tour!
This book sounded really interesting to me (and timely), so I’m eager to see what it has to say. After recently watching The Social Dilemma on Netflix and hearing that fake news spreads six times faster than actual news, I’ve realized what a huge problem this actually is. Then, of course, there are certain politicians (who will remain nameless) that like to throw out the term Fake News for any news they don’t like. So, how do we tell the difference? (I’ll confess that just this week I was almost swept up in a “news” tidbit on Twitter that I found out a little later wasn’t true.) I’ll be interested to see how National Geographic has framed this important topic for kids.
My review copy hasn’t arrived yet, but I’ll be sure to give you my thoughts when it does. Until then, I’m giving you a chance to win the book and see for yourself!
To celebrate the release of Breaking the News by Robin Terry Brown on October 13th, blogs across the web are featuring original content from Breaking the News, plus 5 chances to win a hardcover copy! Here on Feed Your Fiction Addiction, I’m featuring a fun quiz you can take to see if you know all the ways to parse the facts from the fiction.
Quiz: Real or Fake?
by Robin Terry Brown
Blog Tour Schedule:
November 2nd – Bookhounds
November 3rd – Word Spelunking
November 4th – Always in the Middle
November 5th – From the Mixed-Up Files
November 6th – Feed Your Fiction Addiction
―Kirkus STARRED REVIEW
Published by National Geographic Kids on October 13, 2020
Genres: Middle Grade, Non-Fiction
Headlines leap out at us from mobile phones, TV screens, computers, newspapers, and everywhere we turn. Technology has opened up exciting new ways to tell interesting stories, but how much of it is news ... and how much is just noise? This refreshing and up-to-date media literacy book gives kids the tools they need to distinguish what is fact from what is fiction so that they can make smart choices about what to believe.
Topics cover a broad range, from defining freedom of speech, the journalists' code of ethics, the dangers of propaganda, and the future of news.
Packed with profiles of influential journalists, fun facts, and iconic photographs, this ultimate guide to the information age will get kids thinking about their relationship and responsibility to media.
About the Author: ROBIN TERRY BROWN graduated from the master’s program at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a passion for writing, editing, and getting the facts straight. She carried this passion throughout her 17-year career as a senior editor with National Geographic. Brown currently lives with her husband in northern Virginia, where she works as a writer, editor, and truth-seeker.
- One (1) winner will receive a hardcover copy of Breaking the News
- Check out the other four stops for more chances to win
- US/Can only
- Ends 11/15 at 11:59pm ET