*For Teachers: Media Related Discursive Essay Questions/Debate Topics

Posted on January 18, 2012


“Newspaper sales are in decline. What could they do to halt the slide and win back readers?”

“Should radio DJs be allowed to play whatever music they like?”

“Is it acceptable for a journalist to hack someone’s voicemail if their aim is to expose criminal activity?”

“To what extent are newspapers a force for good in this country?”

“Does the media do enough listening to young people?”

“To what extent do you believe there is sexism or ageism within the media?”

“British TV news channels and radio programmes should be allowed to take sides when they deal with important issues – to what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?”

“What part does radio, television and newspaper coverage playing in helping you decide who to vote for?”

“If a newspaper publishes a story about a celebrity that later turns out to be false, what should happen?”