The Actors Map

Exercise:

  1. Scan through local reports in your city or region and choose 1 news story to analyze.
  2. Using the actors map tool, plot the various actors of the news story based on a radio or TV clip, a newspaper report or an online report from a local news outfit. 
  3. Using your analysis from that news report, develop further questions to enhance the news report towards multi-perspective reporting. Make sure to identify an external party to the conflict that may provide an insight that transcends beyond the conflict but towards a solution on the conflict. 
  4. Write a new report after executing your questions to the respective sources.