Using Know the News students can grab news clips from Link TV’s library of news and mix them together to create a unique news show. Link TV’s news library contains segments from major news outlets around the world. The process of creating a news video is fairly straight-forward. Watch and select video clips to place on a timeline, organize the clips through a drag and drop feature, then add text narrations using the video text editor. After previewing the video it can be published on the Know the News network. To see examples of academic uses of the Know the News video editor, visit the Know the News wiki.
Videos published on the Know the News network can be rated by viewers. The rating system asks viewers to rate videos on fairness, accuracy, presentation, and trustworthiness. As you can see in the image below, Link TV provides definitions and guidelines for the rating system.
Applications for Education
Know the News provides teachers with a good tool for teaching lessons about media bias, accuracy in news reporting, and global perspectives of an event. The terms of service for Link TV’s Know the News video editor require users to be at least thirteen years old. Therefore, this probably a tool best reserved for high school and college students.