Please watch one episode of a reality show and one episode of a news program and compare and contrast the two and answer the following questions.
- What emotions were triggered when you watched both episodes?
- Do you think these emotions were planned by the producers of the show?
- If so, what language was used to incite these emotions?
- Do you feel like you were led to a particular conclusion rather than left to make up your own mind? How so?
- Was the information presented in meaningful context when comparing both shows?
- Was the information presented in a way that was factual, informative, descriptive, persuasive, coercive? Why?