Middle-grade baseball book by Joyce Grant, co-founder of TKN
Bias and Critical Thinking
Teaching Kids News, like all news organizations, has biases–a point-of-view. Newspapers usually don’t state their bias; however, since TKN is designed to help kids think critically about the news, we want to make our bias clear: TKN’s owners have a liberal point-of-view. We try to report the facts fairly in all our stories, but biases in any news organization can creep in, particularly in opinion pieces. One way for readers to limit the effect of bias, is to get their news from many different sources and to always think critically about the news they read.
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TKN in the News
"Media Literacy Starts with the News," article in Sept/Oct 2014 edition of Canadian Teacher magazine, page 12.
TKN's Jon Tilly and Joyce Grant were interviewed for the TVO Parents Media Literacy website.