|How often do you read the paper or watch the news on TV? How importantis it for you to keep up with current events?
||In your opinion, what has been the single biggest news item from this pastyear? How did the media cover this event?
|Do you think that news reporting has gotten better, gotten worse, or stayedthe same over your lifetime?
||Do you think a politician's private life is newsworthy? Why or why not?
|Are there certain things journalists shouldn't report on? Why?
||How do you feel about censorship? Are there times when the news shouldbe censored?
|Who owns the newspapers and TV stations in your country? Do you think thishas an effect on the news that you hear?
||Do you think that the media covers too much bad news and not enough goodnews? What was the last "good news" story you heard?
|How has technology effected the way that we receive news?
||Have you (or anyone you know) ever been in the newspaper/on TV? If so,what for?
|Do you think that most newspapers print what's really important, or what willmake them sell more newspapers? What about TV news?
||Why are people so interested in the private lives of celebrities?
|Do you think that the media is objective? Why or why not?
||What's happening in the news right now, both in your country and abroad? Where did you hear about it?