After reading the attached chapter and listening to the podcast, write an essay of 500 words about the connection between news and literacy. Give a few examples presented in the textbook to illustrate your ideas. According to the text, what is the difference between a literate and illiterate person? Give examples. Compare news transmitted verbally and in a written form.
Listen to the podcast on the history of American news media at http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/2015/01/12/the-history-of-americas-news-media-and-what-went-wrong/